Pre-Trip Fun for Southern Utah
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" -- This 1969 classic Western with Paul Newman and Robert Redford was filmed in southern Utah. When your family travels to the area, you'll recognize Utah's unique rock outcroppings in the film.
"Romancing the Stone" -- This action/romantic comedy with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito includes scenes filmed in St. George and in the national parks.
"High School Musical 2" -- Disney's much-loved sequel to "High School Musical" was filmed partly in St. George.
Smores -- To prepare for the best camping experience among sandstone hoodoos and narrow canyons cut into massive cliffs.
Rock candy -- Sugar crystals help kids better understand how rocks are formed.
"A is for Arches: A Utah Alphabet" -- With an aspect of Utah for every letter of the alphabet, this illustrated picture book will pique your child's interest in an upcoming trip to Utah. (Ages 2-8)
"Westward Ho!" -- An activity guide to the Wild West. (Ages 4-8)
"The Great Brain" and the sequels by John D. Fitzgerald -- Beautifully written, fascinating chapter books that tell the story of three boys in a family at the turn-of-the century in rural Utah. (Ages 8-12)
"Molly Mormon" -- 15-year-old Molly navigates being a good Mormon with the challenges of adolescence. (Teens)
"Amazing but True Mormon Stories" -- Uplifting stories about the Latter Day Saints. (Teens)
Rock art -- To prepare to see the red rocks of southern Utah.
Pioneer covered wagon -- To learn about how the Mormon pioneers first rolled into Utah.