Activities & Recreation

While visiting Manti City & the Sanpete Valley, there are many activities and places of interest to be enjoyed by the entire family. The Sanpete area offers some of Utah’s best opportunities for outdoor recreation such as fishing, hunting, camping and ATV riding. Visit Sanpete county’s tourism web site at


For interesting things to do before the Pageant, the Historic Manti City Hall, 191 North Main St. is open 3-8 pm Friday & Saturday, 9-5 pm Monday through Thursday. The building is also the Tourist Information Center to answer your questions about the Pageant, where to eat or stay and places to go for fun and sightseeing.


Famous Sanpete BBQ Turkey Dinners

While visiting Sanpete make sure you make time for the Famous Sanpete BBQ Turkey Dinners. Manti City serves barbecue turkey dinners at the National Guard Armory, 95 West Union Street. $8.50 a plate for adults, $5.50 for children

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm each night of the performance.

(all credit and debit cards accepted)


The Manti Stake Young Men and Young Women serve breakfast on Friday & Saturday mornings. Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 10:00am at the Manti City Park. Visitors can enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, and ham served with your choice of juice or milk for just $5.00 per plate & $3.00 for those 8 and under.

Food Court

A food court with a variety of vendors is located 1/2 block south of the Manti Temple grounds on 100 East.



Pioneer Heritage Gardens and Reflection Pool •  Manti

The Pioneer Heritage Gardens have, without question, the best view of the Manti Temple for your group. Have a devotional in the amphitheater, run a knowledge hunt game or ponder while enjoying the reflection pool.  Located just West of the Temple off Highway 89 at 750 North 100 East.      Call Shannon at 801.898.9933 for more info.


Manti Aquatic Center • 50 West 500 North, Manti

The Manti Aquatic Center is open from noon to 6 pm (Tuesday thru Saturday) and noon to 8 pm (Monday).  Call Manti City for details on renting the pool for your youth activity. (435)-835-2401


Family Search

Family Search will be located on the lawn area three hours prior to the pageant beginning. Learn to search your family roots, become familiar with and learn from the youth how to learn about your ancestors.

Address is 86 East 500 North, Manti, Utah.
Phone 435-835-8888 E-mail:

Snow College Activity Center • 350 East Center Street, Ephraim 

The “AC” has a variety of activities for the entire family. They offer an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, indoor tennis and volleyball courts, basketball, weight lifting and exercise room, indoor soccer, a climbing wall, and more. Hours are Monday through Friday from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm and on Saturdays 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information please call (435) 283-7039 and for group reservations (435) 283-7040.


Wind Walker Guest Ranch • Mt. Pleasant

The Wind Walker Guest Ranch offers guided tours of spectacular country under Horseshoe Mountain. They have an outfitters permit and offer Dutch oven lunches for their guests. They will take visitors on tours. Arrangements need to be made in advance by calling (888) 606-WIND or visit


Skyline Drive • Fairview

The Skyline Drive winds for over 100 miles along the very top of the Wasatch Plateau. At elevations ranging from about 9,000 to 11,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest roads in America.


Palisade State Park • Sterling

Palisade State Park offers a picturesque small lake, 18-hole golf course, camping and other facilities. The park is located one mile up the canyon from Sterling, which is about five miles south of Manti. For more details call (435) 283-4653.


Skyline Mountain Resort Golf Course • Fairview

18 hole private golf course, open to the public with reservations. Call (435) 427-9590.


Maple Canyon • Fountain Green

Maple Canyon is a popular area to camp, hike and rock-climb. It is located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest west of Fountain Green. A developed campground in the canyon provides restrooms and drinking water.


Cutting Edge Stables • Mt. Pleasant

Cutting Edge Stables in Mt. Pleasant offers guided day tours or overnight camps. They can be reached at (435) 462-2540.


Palisade Lodge and Resort • Sterling

Palisade Lodge and Resort in Sterling offers both guided rides and horse rentals for rides on easy trails near the resort. They also offer four-wheelers, paddle boat and canoe rentals. Call (435) 835-5413 for more information.



Pioneer Dugout • Manti

Some pioneer settlers lived in dugout by Temple Hill during a bitter cold winter. When the spring weather emerged, they found themselves in a dugout full of rattlesnakes! The replica pioneer dugout is open for tours from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm everyday during the Mormon Miracle Pageant. A volunteer will be on hand to give an oral history of the dugout’s use by early pioneers.

See the walking tour here


Historic Walking Tour • Manti

There are more stone and brick buildings extant in Sanpete County, built by Pioneers, than any other place in the state.  A walking or driving map is available at the Travel Information Center at the Historic Manti City Hall, 191 North Main St.  Hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 9-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

See the walking tour here


Historic Spring City

The entire town of Spring City is a National Register Historic District, making this an area you don’t want to miss. Spring City, originally known as Canal Creek, was settled by James Allred from Manti in 1853. It is also the final resting place of Orson Hyde, an early apostle and figure in LDS Church history.




Daughters of the Utah Pioneer Museum • 97 West, 300 North, Manti

The John Patten DUP Museum—this home is furnished as it would have been in the late 1800s. Docents have interesting stories to help visitors experience life in those years. Also, visit the original school house complete with desks and a teacher!  Hours are daily from 11 am to 7 pm or by appointment.


Granary Art Center •  86 N. Main, Ephraim

Formerly known as the Central Utah Arts Center,  Granary Art Center is a contemporary art space dedicated to exhibitions and education. It serves as an anchor for artistic activity and community.


Fairview Museum • 85 North 100 East, Fairview

The Fairview Museum of History and Art contains historical collections and the works of world renown sculptor Dr. Avard T. Fairbanks. The more contemporary Horizon building houses regional art, historical displays, and the Clark Bronson bronze collection.  There are 188 pieces of sculpture donated to the museum by Dr. Fairbanks. The “Love and Devotion” sculpture, located in the Heritage building, is dedicated to Peter and Celestia Peterson who were married for 82 years and lived in Fairview all of their lives. This statue honors their remarkable story of family. Museum hours are  from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.