President Brigham Young spent the last winters of his life in the St. George area enjoying the warm weather and directing the building of the St. George Temple and Tabernacle.
Located in the Delores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State University campus, the DSU Sears Art Museum features six exhibits each year, offering a variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary for the enjoyment and education of DSU students and the community.
With over 300 animals on display you will traverse the wildlife habitat of the Savannahs of Africa, the forests and jungles of South America, under the mountains and through the nocturnal scene of Asia and into North America. This 33,000 square feet of all-natural habitat is unparalleled in its scope.
The leading Museum in the St. George area features fine exhibits of many cultures and times, as well as the work of local and regional artists.
The St. George Children’s Museum encourages its guests to touch, feel, play, and explore in our twelve exhibit rooms. The rooms are designed to encourage interaction between children and adults. Minds both young and old will discover a world of imagination as they play and interact with the exhibits. It is the Museum’s goal to offer and provide educational opportunities for all children and adults to learn and grow.
The City of Washington is proud of its history and heritage. The City was settled in 1857 by Mormon converts from the southern United States who were called on a "Cotton Mission" by Brigham Young to go to southern Utah and grow cotton. They named their city in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington.