The hub of every community starts with their downtown and Cedar City’s Historic Downtown District is no exception. Quaint local shops and an impressive menu of “urban-esque” cuisine and southern Utah’s only winery as well as regional arts & crafts shops, galleries, coffee house, and an old time soda fountain. Historical buildings in the district include the Old Post Office, the Rock Church and the Union Pacific Railroad Depot. There are several statues and art pieces dedicated to early founders of Cedar City. Open all year with most shops open Monday through Saturday. The shopping district includes the area of Main Street from 200 North to University Blvd.
Must See & Do
Cedar City’s Downtown Farmers Market
Local farmer’s, artisan food producers, artists and crafters converge on the downtown every Wednesday (July-September) in an open air market celebrating everything local. Free to the public.
Located at 100 East and College Ave.
Iron Gate Winery
Join Southern Utah’s premiere winery for a sampling of handcrafted wines or a tour of the wine production area. You can also enjoy a glass of wine “al fresco” in the gardens of the historic Iron Gate B & B adjacent to the winery. Call ahead for tasting room hours.
Doug McCombs brings his penchant for fine wines to his unique signature blends and single. Each wine is hand crafted to create a rich, smooth and delicious sipping experience that everyone from the crisp white wine lover to the hearty red wine connoisseur can enjoy. The IG Winery has received several gold and silver medals in the Grand Harvest Wine Competition, as well as the International Wine Competition Sommelier Challenge. The winery now serves over 40 restaurants and casinos in the western states so ask your server if IG is on the menu at any one of our local restaurants.
Located 100 N. 200 W. 435-867-9463
Considered the crown jewel of Cedar City’s Historic Downtown, the Rock Church was built in the early 1930s. This ornate building was crafted from donated labor and local materials. The colorful exterior rocks were hauled in from Southern Utah, Nevada, and Northern Arizona by wagon and the gorgeous hand-carved benches, stairs, and moldings were made from Rocky-Mountain Juniper grown in this area. Free tours are available mid June – mid August on scheduled days. Tour schedule is usually posted on the building or call Georgia & Leonard Johnson at (435) 267-2693 or (702) 335-3412.
Located 75 E. Center St
Throughout downtown, there are museum quality bronze statues commemorating the lives of four prominent citizens of Cedar City and their contribution to the region and to the world.
Cedar City Founder – Henry Lunt: 10 N. Main St
Iron Works Superintendent – Richard Harrison: 57 N. Main St
Pioneer Stockman – Francis Webster: 91 N. Main St
Heroine of China – Helen Foster Snow: 200 N. Main St
Main Street Park
Established in 1886, the park was originally known as Liberty Park. The lush lawns and 100 year-old trees provide a great place for a picnic or impromptu Frisbee game. Also features a large play structure, benches, restrooms, and two covered pavilion. The park is home to several events, including Groovefest American Music Festival, July Jamboree, and Mid Summer Renaissance Faire.
Located 200 N. Main St. 435-865-9223.