Cheap and Easy things to do around Cedar City, Utah
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Whether you want to enjoy guided nature walks in the summer and fall, wildlife, picnics or just take in the beautiful scenery on the drive through the park, Cedar Breaks National Monument is fun for the whole family. Kids can also take part in the fun and educational Junior Ranger Program, included in the park entrance fee. The park is open from June to mid-November to regular vehicle traffic. It is located 20 miles east of Cedar City via Highway 14 to Highway 148. There is a $5 entrance fee per person at the visitor’s center that is good for seven days.
Cedar City Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center includes a leisure pool with hot tub, lazy river, water slide, toddler splashpool, sun deck, play structures and fountains. The Center also includes an outdoor pool and an 8- lane competitive pool. It is located at 2090 W. Royal Hunte Drive and charges $4.50 for adults ages 18-62 $4 for youth ages 4-17 and $3.50 for senior citizens over age 62. Toddlers are free.
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Take a step back in time by visiting the Frontier Homestead State Park. With pioneer artifacts and displays, the museum has living history activity stations, large collection of horse drawn vehicles and rotating displays of regional arts and crafts. The museum also offers various planned activities throughout the year for the entire family to participate in where children can learn what it was like to be a pioneer by making their own candles, playing games that the children in the 1800s once played and tasting some homemade bread made in an outside brick oven. There are also several historic buildings and homes on site visitors can tour. Open all year, Monday through Saturday, the museum is located at 635 N. Main Street. There is a $4 admission fee per person.
Brian Head Ski Resort Lift Ride
For stunning views of Utah, Arizona and Nevada ride to the top of Brian Head Peak. From the top you can mountain bike, hike, play disc golf or ride the lift back down the mountain. Open on the weekends only from late June through September, the fee is $12 for adults and $8 for kids and seniors.
Southern Utah University Climbing Wall
The climbing wall is located inside the Southern Utah University PE building at 351 W. University Blvd. and is open Monday through Saturday. Youth 18 or younger must have a legal guardian present to sign a waiver. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian. The cost is $6.