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

To find 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. Call 435-835-2401 for more information.


Famous Sanpete BBQ Turkey Dinners

While visiting Sanpete make sure you make time for the Famous Sanpete BBQ Turkey Dinner. Manti City serves this mouth water dinner at the National Guard Armory, 95 West Union Street, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm each night of the performance. Cost is $8.50 a plate for adults, and $5.50 for children (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 or $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.

Visit  or call Shannon at 801.898.9933 for more info.


Manti Aquatic Center • 50 West 500 North, Manti

The Manti Aquatic Center is open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm Monday thru Saturday (closed Sundays).  Call Manti City for details on renting the pool for your youth activity at (435)-835-2401 or visit for more information.


Family Search

Family Search will be located on the lawn area three hours prior to the start of each pageant performance. 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 12:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information please call (435) 283-7039 and for group reservations (435) 283-7040.


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 or visit


Skyline Mountain Resort Golf Course • Fairview

18 hole private golf course, open to the public with reservations.

Call (435) 427-9590 or visit


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.



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. An example is the Pioneer Dugout in Manti. Some pioneer settlers lived in the 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.

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 pm Friday & Saturday, and 9-5 pm Monday through Thursday, or see the walking tour here. Call 435-835-2401 for more information.


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 prominent figure in LDS Church history.


Daughters of the Utah Pioneer Museum • 100 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 (435-340-0024).


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.

Open Wednesday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.


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 11:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Visit for more information.