New Water Park In Southern Utah????
I was driving around southern Utah Easter Weekend and I saw some crazy things being built. It is fun to drive around and look at all of the growth and new things popping up around town. I was driving from the St George airport back north and decided to go through Hurricane and I saw something...right off of SR-9 on Sand Hollow Rd.
that I had no clue was being built. I didn't know what it was until I got a little closer.....I saw giant snake heads!
Dude, it's a new water park!!!! I was so excited. I had heard rumors about a water park at the new Jelly Stone Park but I didn't know it was already approved and being built! My kids were going crazy.
This thing, if done right, will ALWAYS be busy. My husband is a local. His family has been here for generations and they have talked about how many times cities have turned down permits for water parks. Guys, we've waited for so long!
When temperatures start climbing in southern Utah I always think about how there are very few places for the whole family to play in the water. St George has the hydro tube, Washington City Community Center has a pool and Cedar City Aquatic Center and of course we have some reservoirs but.....oh, how nice would it be to recreate my childhood fun from Raging Waters in northern Utah????
YES! I will definitely be taking my kids to check it out when it is open. Now we will be crossing our fingers that they get the pricing right and within a local family's budget. It is rumored to open later this summer??
From these pics it doesn't look like it will be ready that fast but here's hoping.
We will keep you posted on the progress.
If you check out the Yelp* reviews for St George, Utah, there are some great recommendations and great reviews, and they change ALL THE TIME. I have seriously gone to write about great food and great prices several times and the top 5 have been different every time. That just means we have a ton of great options!
I love to go out to eat, but I am not loaded so it is fun to be reminded of all the options in town. Along with the arts in southern Utah, we also have some GREAT food. I am a self proclaimed foodie. But I like it all, not just the fancy stuff.
Here are the top 5 recommendations in town, from Yelp with only one $.
5. Croshaw's Pies
175 W 900 S St. George, UT 84770
Tues - Sat: 11am - 6pm
Sun - Mon: Closed
First off, I learned something new. I learned that you can order soups and sandwiches from Croshaw's Pies. I had no idea. I know that have a great chicken pot pie. YUM. You can check out the entire menu here: https://www.croshawspies.net/menu/
4. Tom's Deli
175 W 900 S, St. George, UT 84770
Tom's Deli is in the same plaza as Croshaw's Pies. Doesn't that sandwich look happy to see you? They serve hot and cold sandwiches with plenty of toppings and condiments to choose from. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/tomsdelistgeorge/
3. Worlds Best Corndogs
On the Move Daily
If you've never tried these giant corndogs, they are fancy and delicious. I never thought i would LOVE honey on my corndog but I do. I also have to split this meal.
This is a food truck that travels the state. We love our food trucks in St George! ♥ More pictures and details here: https://worldsbestcorndogs.com/menu/
2.Larsen's Frostop Drive-In
858 E St George Blvd Saint George, UT 84770
Hours Mon-Fri 11am-10pm Sat 11am-11pm
This place has been a staple in St George for a long while. It has been on St George Blvd. since 1965! Make sure you go in for the Queen Burger and Piccadilly Chips.
What a deal @ $5! Check out their other deals and menu item here:https://www.facebook.com/frostopstg
#1 Honolulu Grill
706 East 700 South, St. George, UT 84770
This is exactly what I order when I go. So good. It's fast and they have great deals. You can find more info about their 2 locations here:https://www.honolulugrill.net/menu
If you don't see your inexpensive favorite on the list, make sure you go give them a great review. We need to get in the habit of praising what we like instead of just bashing what we don't.