Parowan is affectionately called the Mother Town of Southern Utah. Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that take visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time.
Things to do in and around Parowan:
Parowan Old Rock Church Museum was built in a time when Mormon pioneers were starting their lives over in unknown lands. Inside the Old Rock Church, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have set up a museum with thousands of relics. Pioneer pictures are hung on the balcony railing. Clothing, tools, and furniture are arranged into different displays. There is even a wall dedicated to those soldiers from Parowan who served their country in the World Wars.
Valentine Peark Trail, in Parowan area, is a wodnerful hiking trail. This 3.5 mile long trail begins at the northeast corner of the Parowan cemetery and gains nearly 2000 feet of elevation ending at the top of Valentine Peak. An out and back totaling 7 miles round trip, this trail is not an easy climb and is considered moderate to advanced in difficulty. Beautiful views of the Parowan Valley, the Parowan Gap, the Tushar Mountains, rock formations near Valentine’s Summit, and of Brian Head Peak abound along this tranquil trail.
Iron County Fair held at the Iron County Fair Grounds in Parowan. Admission is FREE to the fair! Events in the Grand Stands such as the rodeo, mud bog, demolition derby, etc…do have a small admission fee. Exhibits include horse races, equestrian events, rodeo, carnival, exhibits, car show, live entertainment & Miss Iron County Fair pageant. Fairgrounds host events throughout the year, check out the schedule & events.
Mountain Bistro is a local's favorite Authentic Chinese Cuisine located at Mountain View Lodge!
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