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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tour Attractions In Iron County

The Cedar City and Brian Head areas offer numerous attractions that are sometimes overshadowed by the popular nearby national parks.

To help people learn about this area, the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau offers "Discover Your Own Backyard" tours to highlight historic and outdoor sites, as well as entertainment options. Recently the bureau opened the tours to the general public.

The Spectrum has this article about the tours, which includes a schedule and contact information. Below are excerpts.

A tourism program that started as a way to familiarize outside media with Iron County has grown in the last two years to also help area lodging proprietors attract guests and residents fill a Thursday afternoon with something besides their daily routines.

So far this year, the tours have taken groups of approximately 15 people each week to sites like Frontier Homestead State Park, historic downtown Main Street, Three Peaks Recreation Area, Parowan Gap and Old Irontown.

As the weather warms up, hikes to area slot canyons and trips to Cedar Breaks will also be included, as well as backstage tours of both the Utah Shakespearean and the Neil Simon festivals.

"I've been to Parowan Gap many times and biked the entire area, but I had no idea there were dinosaur tracks," (Richard) Burchby said.

Read the entire article.

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