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Address: US 89, Kanab, UT

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Purple Mountains Majesty!!!!!!! and Stripes Too

Dr. Seuss could have designed this short amazing stretch of road, and that is all it is, in and out, a drive on another planet, truly wonderful, only if road is dry.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dr. Seuss could have designed this short amazing stretch of road, and that is all it is, in and out, a drive on another planet, truly wonderful, only if road is dry.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the drive out to the old townof Pareah that was devastasted by flood back in the 1930s. There was a movie set nearby that was ravaged by fire and never rebuilt. Oh, a graveyard is present with aging, often illegible tombstones and the only thing close to a photo-op.

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Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

So why is this even on the list of attractions to consider? It has an interesting history, but is not much now.

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Thank Dad08
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The movie set is gone, but the hike to the river to see the ghost town is worth it! Hint: turn right by the river, not left, and you'll get there much quicker :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

There is no longer any visible signs of the town. The best time to go is late in the day when the sun is shining on the cliffs.

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is an easy drive and BEAUTIFUL. Sad that the original movie sets were vandalized/burned, but glad they were rebuilt. The information at Old Paria tells about the fire and the community rebuilding "in another location" but doesn't specify the other location. Maybe the museum? It would be nice if they would add that info.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We took this road a little slower than the 45 mph sign as the road was rutted and bumpy as we proceeded further in. Definitely worth the trip...gorgeous scenery abounds!

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Laguna Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We found Old Paria from very a very informative hand-out distributed by the local Kanab community at the local supermarket (Honeys). It's a half hour drive out of Kanab on US89, and then on a dirt road for ~5 miles. As long as it has not rained recently, you can drive the road in a standard passenger car. The scenery... More 

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a don't miss 4 mile drive, especially in late afternoon lighting. You will take many many photos and stop every few minutes to take photos. We saw no other car there during our entire time there. Gravel road but easy to drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Old Paria was called Old Paria Movie Set in the past before it burned down. This place is a part of Grand Staircase National Monument and is FREE to visit for enyone. The dirt road starts on the nothrn side of Hwy 89 in UTAH between Kanab and Big Water. You will need an SUV to get there because the... More 

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