Silver Reef Ghost Town

NAME:            Silver Reef COUNTY:     Washington ROADS:          2WD CLIMATE: Cool winter with possible snow, warm summer. BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime. 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.…Read the full article »

Southern Utah Ghost Towns

There are few landmarks more interesting than ghost towns. Exploring these long-abandoned settlements can be both captivating and educational. Visitors comes to these unique sites to learn about the lives of settlers and pioneers and the rich history of southern Utah. Every ghost town is full of history, mystery, and incredible things to discover. Duncan’s…Read the full article »

St. George Catholic Church

The St. George Catholic Church is located at 259 West 200 North, St. George Utah 84770  only three blocks away from Best Western Coral Hills.  Office: 435-673-2604, Rectory: 435-673-7354.  See below for a history of the Southern Utah Catholic congregation.   From the Washington County Historical Society: In 1879, Father Lawrence Scanlan  established the St.…Read the full article »

Museums in St. George, Utah

Museums continue to pop up all around St. George. Museums in the area abound with history, education, natural wonders and art in St. Goerge.  Here is a list with links and descriptions to many in the area. The list below each contains a hyperlink to its respective site, and the approximate distance from Best Western Coral Hills.…Read the full article »

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah is readily available at the front desk of Best Western Coral Hills or at the St. George Chamber of Commerce located two doors away. FREE maps of the Downtown, Historic District are available at either location. The Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till…Read the full article »

Catholic Church in St. George Utah

The St. George Catholic Church is located at 259 West 200 North St. George, UT 84770 only three blocks from Best Western Coral Hills.  In 1879, Father Lawrence Scanlan established the St. John’s Catholic Church, the Silver Reef Hospital, and St. Mary’s School in Silver Reef. At the invitation of his friend, John MacFarlane, a…Read the full article »

Wild West Days in Leeds

Event will feature a “Shoot Out”, Soap Box Derby, a Home Town Play, Fiddling & Dancing, Wagon Tours of Old Silver Reef, Pony Express Race, 5 K Run, Story Telling, and all kinds of games and fun! Vendors will be selling food and crafts. Many of the events are free, but there will be a…Read the full article »