Human History Museum
Zion Nature Center
During the summer, many children's programs are held at the Zion Nature Center, just past the South Campground. There are a variety of...
Ideally located at the park entrance, this is the smallest of the outdoor stores. Handy for cruiser bikes, tube rentals and other gear. ...
Manzanita Trading Co
Specializing in local art.
Zion Canyon Brew Pub
The local brewery has a killer location, with an outdoor patio that cozies up to the Virgin River and the park entrance. Nine varieties...
The food is every bit as good as the free-trade coffee. Try the Mediterranean hummus wrap or giant vegetable frittata; pizza and salads...
Human History Museum information
A half-mile from the park's southern entrance station, the Zion Human History Museum presents a modest exhibit of the geological and human history of Zion and its birth as a park. A 22-minute introductory video is shown every half hour. The paved Pa'rus Trail parallels the road for 2 miles from South Campground to the main canyon junction, passing the museum on the way.
The building itself was built on the site of an original Mormon homestead settled by the Crawford family. Outside the museum, look for the interpretive signs that point out the park's tallest sandstone cliffs, including the West Temple (7810ft) and the Towers of the Virgin.