Relive the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through hands -on activities,an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native heritage, antique sawmill and replica blast furnace.


Painting With Water


Southern Utah Watercolor Society
The Southern Utah Watercolor Society returns for their annual exhibit. With pastoral scenes, landscapes, portraits, and more, these paintings show some of the range possible with this paint many of us played with as children.


Divas and Dames


The Bright, Bold Women of Kaitlin Mills
Digital artist Kaitlin Mills has been illustrating her favorite heroines from literature from a young age. At the age of 13 she started painting with digital tools and now works exclusively in this medium. Her art is on display in the small exhibit gallery.


Hands-on Activities


Get Your Hands On Some Fun
Our outdoor activities are open for the summer. Wash laundry, play dominoes, rope a steer, and put on some jail clothes. With 13 hands-on activities available and a variety of photo opportunities there is plenty to keep the whole family having fun and learning.


Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

Lack of iron was a major concern to pioneers who began settling Utah in 1847. When iron ore was discovered in southern Utah, Mormon leader Brigham Young called for volunteers to colonize the Cedar City area in November of 1851. Ten months later, the colony completed a blast furnace and began to operate an iron foundry. A desire to preserve and interpret the history of this endeavor eventually led to the establishment of the Iron Mission State Park in 1973. The Iron Mission State Park was later renamed as the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum in 2009.