Cedar City Historic Points of Interest

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  • Old Iron Town

    Five miles south of UT 56 on Old Iron Town Road near mile marker 41

    For more information on Old Iron Town, contact:
    Iron Mission State Park Museum
    635 N. Main St.
    Cedar City, Ut 84720
    435-586-9290

    In the 1870s, Iron City (Old Iron Town) became Iron County’s second attempt at mining iron. Though it seemed prosperous, the iron works only operated seven years, shut down by the lack of sufficient transportation for the ore and the money panic of 1874. The park contains the ruins of the iron works, including the remains of furnaces, a foundry, and a well-preserved, beehive-shaped charcoal oven. The park features a ¼-mile interpretive trail and a ¼-mile nature trail that expounds on the area’s vegetation and leads to the remnants of a pioneer cabin.

    Hours of operation: Open daily, sunrise - sunset
    Admission: Free
  • Old Rock Church

    75 E. Center St.
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    435-586-6759

    In 1930, Cedar City residents banded together to build this LDS meetinghouse out of red rock quarried nearby. It is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. On summer afternoons, visitors can take free guided tours of the historic structure.

    Hours of operation: Contact for tour schedule
    Admission: Free

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