Historic Kanab: A Trip Back in Time
Most of Kanab’s surrounding attractions are hundreds of millions of years old—of course, that’s what makes the town’s setting so magical. But let’s face it, it can be hard to wrap your head around that kind of history! For a slightly more recent look into Southern Utah’s past, you’ll definitely want to spend some time exploring the history of Kanab and its residents.
One of the best ways to do this is to admire the town’s lovingly maintained historic homes and architecture. Take part in Kanab’s Walking Tour of Historic Sites, and indulge in the rich heritage of a bygone era.
The walking tour will take you past a beautiful display of Victorian architecture, the crown jewel of which is Kanab’s Heritage House. The house was built in 1894, and has been meticulously restored to its original glory. Heritage House is a true piece of American history—it’s even listed on the National Register. If you visit us here in Kanab during the summer, be sure to take a tour inside the home! Within the walls of Heritage House, you’ll find many little pieces of yesteryear—artifacts from previous owners, neighbors, and townspeople.
After you complete the loop of the walking tour—it should take you a little under an hour—you’ll end up in Kanab’s business district. After your peek into the past, you’ll feel as though you’ve traveled forward in time, ready to enjoy all that “modern day” Kanab has to offer!
Along the beautiful streets of Kanab are a large array of restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, and other locally owned businesses. Walk in the sunshine, take a breath of fresh air, and enjoy the shopping possibilities offered by our unique gift shops. Sit down, relax, and have a bite to eat at one of Kanab's great restaurants. Or just relish the scenery of our remarkable little town.