March 5, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee At Tuacahn

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Tickets now on sale!  Call Best Western Coral Hills direct for package pricing that includes the room and tickets.

The production is performed at the Indoor Hafen Theatre at Tuacahn

July 6 – August 11, 2012  Tues – Sat, 7:30pm

Matinees on Fri & Sat 3:00pm



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February 27, 2012

Disney’s Aladdin at Tuacahn

Disney's Aladdin at Tuacahn near St. George, UT

Take a magical carpet ride to the Southern Utah desert when Tuacahn becomes an Arabian oasis in this new stage adaptation of the beloved Disney film. Filled with delightful songs, enchanting characters, and hilarious comedy, Aladdin is an adventure you won’t want to miss.

 This Broadway-style stage production features all of the classic songs from the film, including “Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World,” “One Jump Ahead,” “Prince Ali,” and more. The show also includes additional songs originally written for the film by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman but which did not make the final cut.

 Now you can experience this truly magical tale in a thrilling new way as only Tuacahn can do it!

 June 8 – August 31, 2012 Mon, Wed & Fri

September 3 October 19, 2012 Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri

Call direct for package rates when purchasing your room with tickets at Best Western Coral Hills

Now on sale!


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February 15, 2012

Laser Tag Minitaure Golf

Laxer Mania Family Fun Center

Laxer Mania Family Fun Center

Family Fun at its Finest!

Conveniently located in downtown St. George, Laser Mania is the perfect place to take your family and friends for a great time. One reason is because it is only two doors down from Best Western Coral Hills.  You won’t have to drive anywhere! You’ll have a blast enjoying Laser Tag, Blacklight Mini Golf, the 4D Movie Ride, Bumper Cars, and our large arcade. To top it all off, our birthday parties are out of this world! It’s all-out fun around here! 
Time Chasers New 4D Movie!

We’re excited to announce the newest movie available in our 4D Movie Ride – Time Chasers.Far in the future, you’re hot on the chase in your flying police car as time bandits try to steal from the Titanic, a medieval castle, and real dinosaurs! Recommended for all ages.

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February 13, 2012

Zion Country Action Tours

A Lifetime Of Adventure In One Place!

Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Video of Canyoneering in Zion National Park, Utah 

We enthusiastically recommend Zion Country Action Tours, which is a complimentary service from the St. George Area Tourism Office to help introduce you to the adventure activities available in and around St. George and Zion National Park. The pages on this site will link you to skilled guides and outfitters who can make your adventure a thrilling success. If you have questions about the area, or how to get started, give thm a call at 1-888-848-ZCAT (9228).

February 10, 2012

St George LDS Temple

St. George LDS Temple

St. George LDS Temple

Located only four blocks away, the Best Western Coral Hills is the closets hotel to the Saint George Utah Temple.  It is the oldest operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.   The St. George Utah Temple is the only temple completed during Brigham Young’s 30-year tenure as president of the Church. Dedication was 6–8 April 1877 by Daniel H. Wells. Rededication was 11–12 November 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball.

The temple grounds are open to the public and they are welcome to enjoy the calming atmosphere.  Also on the same temple block are two visitors’ centers.   Admission to the temple visitor’s centers is free.  The main visitor center provides a short guided tour which provides the opportunity to learn about the church’s teachings.  The second visitors’ center focuses on the history and construction of the St George Temple.

Entrance to the temple itself is open only to members in good standing.  Temples are the most sacred of all buildings for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For church members staying with the Best Western Coral Hills, schedules for the St. George Temple are available at the front desk.  In limited instances shuttle service is available.

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February 8, 2012

Grand Canyon Sky Walk

Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk

Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk

Walk the path of the eagle … 4,000 feet above the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon. Look down through 2.5 inches of crystal-clear glass to the Canyon floor below.  Stand on the edge of an engineering marvel that extends 70 feet over the Grand Canyon’s rim and weighs 1.2 million pounds.  Gaze at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s natural wonders.  Are you ready to “Walk the Sky?”

 The Grand Canyon Skywalk is located at Grand Canyon West Rim, on the Hualapai Nation.

Visiting Grand Canyon West Rim is a wonderful Day Trip from Las Vegas or Northern Arizona. In addition to ‘Walking the Sky’ at the Skywalk, you can watch traditional performances by Hualapai tribe members, take a one-day white water rafting tour, land in a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon or stay overnight in one of the cabins at the Hualapai Ranch.

CLICK HERE for Directions from St. George, Utah  to the Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk.

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Rim

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon Skywalk at West Rim

Grand Canyon Skywalk at West Rim

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February 7, 2012

St. George, Utah Events for February 2012

What is there to do in St. George, Utah this February?

Here are a few suggestions…

06-11   2012 Dino Days in Dixie: Check out the Johnson Farm Dinosaur tracks and the special events for children.  2180 East Riverside, St. George. 435-574-3466


BYU Ballroom Dancers come to St. George, Utah

10-11   BYU international Ballroom Dance Company: part of the Celebrity Concert Series 7:30pm at at the Cox Performing Arts Center. 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Tickets $20 adults, $12 youth.  call 435-652-7800 or

17-26   St George Area Parade of Homes:  28 Homes on display form 10am-7pm (5pm on the last day – 26th) Tickets are useable anytime during the event and tickets allows one entrance to each home.  Tickets are $12.50 which will include a map and directions.  Tickets can be purchased at Lin’s Market’s or or call 435-674-1400

17       “Totally Tchaikovsky”: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents featuring piano soloist Justin Hansen at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Check out or call 435-652.7800

17-19  Art in Kayenta: the annual Keyenta Art show features local and southwest art, food and entertainment.  The FREE event takes place 10am-5pm.  At Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta, Ivins.  See or call 435-231-2246.

18-March 25  Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale: This annual art show, now in its 25th year,  is one of the largest art events in Utah.  Located at the Delores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George. Featuring almost 300 pieces, 170 of which are artists from Utah and the United States.  Viewing is FREE to the public 10am-6pm, Monday – Saturdays and 2-6pm on Sundays.  Call 435-652-7909

24-25  St. George Family History Expo:  Join in the genealogy and family heritage jamboree at the Dixie Center,  1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George.  A complete schedule and admission information can be found at  The exhibit hall is FREE and open to the public both days.

25      Dixie State Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert:  featuring guest violinist Frederic Moreau from Paris, will occur 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 E, St. George. Tickets $5 or call 435-652-7800

25   Zion Country Early Spring Century Ride:  Bloomington, St. George  A recreational bike ride with options for cycling 100, 70 or 50 miles, also an annual fundraising cycling event benefitting the Spnia Bifida Association of Utah (SBAU).  801-677-0134

December 12, 2011

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum

 On display for a limited time the P-51 Mustang “Section Eight” & the T-33 Shooting Star (Blue Angel)

P-51 Mustang, Aviation Museum, St. George, UTStarting production in 1940, the North American P-51 Mustang became one of the most famous fighter aircraft of WWll. It was one of the first fighters to see combat in the Korean War. Today most of the surviving P-51 Mustangs are displayed in museum’s or privately owned by those dedicated to preserve aviation history. Number originally built: approx. 16,000, Number still airworthy: approx. 160


T-33 Blue Angel, Aviation Museum in St. George, UT

Produced from 1948-1959 the T-33 Shooting Star was first built by Lockheed as an American avanced trainer jet aircraft. Despite its vintage the T-33 still remains in service worldwide. Canada and Japan also built T-33 variants. In the 1950′s the T-33 was used as support aircraft for both the U.S. Navy Blue Angels & the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

 Museum hours: Saturday’s 10:00am – 4:00pm (closed Saturday Dec. 24, 2011)

 Admission is free but donations are welcome: Suggested donation $2 per person $5 per family

 For more information or to arrange a group tour please call Rebecca Edwards, (435) 669-0655

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum, 4196 South Airport Parkway, St. George, Utah 84770

The Museum is located next to the St. George Municipal Airport off exit 2. An easy 20 minute drive from the Best Western Coral Hills

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December 9, 2011

Tuacahn’s Festival of Lights

Tuacahn Festival of Lights, near St. George, UT

 Tuacahn’s Christmas Festival of Lights is presented every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening from the day after Thanksgiving to December 23rd. Entrance to the Festival of Lights is free to the public. A Live Nativity is presented each night in the Amphitheater at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Cost for the Nativity program is $2 per person or $10 per family. In addition to the Live Nativity, visitors can see the lights and listen to holiday music on the Tuacahn Plaza or sit by an open fire and sip hot chocolate from Tuacahn’s concession stand. For $1.00/pp, visitors can enjoy a holiday train ride on the Old Salty Train provided by our siter property Best Western Ruby’s Inn of Bryce Canyon National Park. Near the entrance to the Gift Gallery parents can bring their children to see Santa Claus from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

 Festival of Lights, Tuacahn Train



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October 24, 2011

Silver Reef Ghost Town

Silver Reef Wells Fargo Office & Museum

NAME:            Silver Reef
COUNTY:     Washington
ROADS:          2WD
CLIMATE: Cool winter with possible snow, warm summer.

Silver Reef was discovered between 1866 and 1870 (There are many different stories about the founding of this town) However in 1874 a man named William T Barbee is credited with getting the mining going. In 1875 he had 22 claims here. In 1876 Silver Reef became an established town. Main Street was over a mile long. Silver Reef had over 2000 people living here. Miners and immigrants, including many of Irish, Cornish, and Chinese origin, rushed to the area with the hope of making their fortunes. There were hotels, 9 stores, 6 saloons, a bank, several restaurants, a hospital, 2 dance halls, 2 news papers, a china town, 3 cemeteries, a theater company, and other urban amenities.

Silver Reef Mine Shaft Near St. George

Silver Reef Mine Shaft Near St. George

Despite great differences in ethnicity, religion, and culture, the mining boomtown and its agricultural neighbor, Leeds, formed a mutually dependent relationship. The miners at Silver Reef were sustained by produce from Leeds, and Leeds farmers flourished with cash from the miners for their crops. By 1900 Silver Reef had died as the most easily accessible silver ore had been mined and the price of silver plummeted; however, the farming community of Leeds survived. In 1891 the last mine shut down, about 25 million dollars worth of ore had been taken from the mines here. Between 1891 and 1901 another $250,000 of ore was taken out of the area. The old Wells Fargo Express office is on the National Historical Register and is now a museum. The old bank is now a gift shop. Some of the area has been preserved for its history and is worth visiting. A lot of the surrounding areas of the old town are now homes and housing developments and are restricted to public access

Silver Reef Cemetary Near St. George, Utah

Silver Reef Cemetary Near St. George, Utah

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