St. George, Utah

St. George

The gateway to some of the nation’s most spectacular scenery, St. George is, surprisingly, called “Utah’s Dixie.” The desert city, located in the southwest part of the state, sprouted up in the 1860s when Brigham Young sent 309 Mormon families, many from southern states, to start a cotton-growing community. The town flourished, and the nickname stuck.

Today, St. George has a population of 75,000. Moderate year-round temperatures factor in the city’s appeal as Utah’s “golf capital.” Thousands of visitors arrive each year to check out top-notch golf courses as well as historic sites, state and national parks and, most recently, a dinosaur discovery site.

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