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6 Best Family Activities in St. George, Utah

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April 3, 2024

With all of the outdoor activities and unique attractions in the area, it can be a challenge to narrow down what to do. We want to help you plan your ultimate family vacation! Find out some of our top recommendations for family activities in St. George, Utah, from brand-new parks to easy hiking trails, dinosaur attractions, and more!

1. Fossil Falls Park


There are several local parks in St. George offering plenty of exciting activities, such as hiking and pickleball. Fossil Falls Park is one of the newest additions to the area and is located at 2450 E Dinosaur Crossing Road near Skimboard Park and along the Virgin River North Trail in St. George. This park features a beach area, swings, climbing areas, sand volleyball courts, a scenic overlook, and picnic pavilions. You’ll also find large metal and concrete slides, which we know will give you and your family a thrill! Want to stay close to this new park? Many of our vacation rentals are within close proximity to Fossil Falls Park including Escondido, Paseos, Ladera, and Casitas at Sienna Hills.

2. Tonaquint Park & Nature Center

Tonaquint Park is home to nature trails, a large pond, an area to feed the ducks, as well as a large All Abilities Park called Thunder Junction. This dinosaur-themed park features a splash pad, a climbing wall, multiple playground areas, and toys. The soft surface on the ground allows for easy access for all children. They even have a mini C.P. Huntington train that will take you and your family through the park– it’s a big hit with the kids and costs only $1 per ticket! All sales go towards the maintenance of the park.

3. Fiesta Fun Center

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Looking for exciting indoor attractions? Check out the Fiesta Fun Center! It’s one of the best family activities in St. George simply because there’s so much to do all in one place! They have laser tag, mini golf, bowling, an arcade, bumper cars, and much more. If you get hungry, grab a pizza, burger, snack, or ice cream at the Barre Grill. This family fun center is ideal for groups, and you can even host private parties!

4. St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

The Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm in St. George is another fantastic dinosaur attraction you must experience! Not only can you see genuine fossils, but this museum also contains life-sized models of prehistoric animals and a working lab where paleontologists do their work. Explore by yourself or book a guided tour for extra information and behind-the-scenes add-on experiences.

5. Dino Cliffs Trail

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Southern Utah’s state and national parks offer many family-friendly hiking trails, and the Dino Cliffs Trail is definitely one to add to your vacation itinerary! Located in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in Washington, Utah, this trail is only half a mile long, so it’s perfect for young families, especially those with strollers. The biggest feature of the hike is the 17 well-preserved dinosaur tracks found in the hard sedimentary rock!

6. Broadway Show at Tuacahn

A trip to Southern Utah isn’t complete without seeing a show at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre! Families with kids will love their selection of Broadway shows and musicals, like Frozen or Anastasia, in the state-of-the-art outdoor theater. Be sure to take advantage of the Red Rock Vacation Rentals guest discount for 15% off Tuacahn tickets!

These are just a few of the exciting family activities in St. George, Utah! Learn more about the best Southern Utah vacation rental communities for families and start planning your next adventure to St. George!