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“Cedar City's Historic Gem”

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Cedar City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Paiute native camp, sawmill and replica blast furnace. Enjoy many hands-on activities and interpretive programs throughout the year, including Sheep-to-Shawl, Archaeology Day, Iron Mission Days, cemetery tours, and Christmas at the Homestead.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 June 2014

My husband spotted the caboose outside the museum as we drove past and decided to pull in. I thought I was going to be dragged around another collection of trains and farm machinery (and to be honest there is a huge collection of seed drills, hand ploughs and hay bailers etc) but this museum is really about life as it would have been for the settlers who founded the iron industry in the Cedar City area. I really enjoyed looking at the old horse drawn carriages and being able to sit inside a Wells Fargo coach was a real treat. My husband enjoyed panning for gold and I had a go at doing the laundry using a wash board and old mangle. There are plenty of activities for children and adults alike. I also enjoyed being able to look around the old pioneer home and school plus much, much more. Unfortunately the small gauge train display wasn't working but some local volunteers were using the old fashioned spinning wheels and looms and that was fun to watch. A great place to spend an hour or two. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Great collection of old wagons and other items along with several old buildings to explore. Great for kids and adults. Lots of old guns too. A lot of local history. Great way to spend an hour or so. Modest entry fee.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

It was very interesting to see the old wagons, farm equipment, cabin, sheep sheering shed, blast furnace and many other artifacts from days gone by. It would be a tremendously educational place for school field trips.

Thank rodneytherock
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I am glad we stopped to visit this place as it was well worth the $3 admission fee. Lots of great exhibits, especially if you're into genuine restored vehicles, carts and so forth. They've gone to a lot of effort to make this an interesting piece of Utah history.

2  Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

They have moved an old Bucyrus-Erie Steam? Shovel from the mine to the front of the museum. And they have a table where the kids can pan for gold if they turn on the water. There is a lot of history about bus rides to the national parks from the 1930s and 40s.

1  Thank Bob R
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