The breath-taking beauty of the State of Utah is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Southwestern United States. One could easily visit a small city like Kanab, UT and wish to stay. If a visitor decides to settle down, Kanab, Utah has a fairly well rated school system according to local parents and is slightly below the average and statewide national cost of living and unemployment rates. Housing prices are above the national median, as population has increased significantly in the past 8 years.
Kanab, Utah is the perfect jumping off place to visit a host of natural wonders in Southern Utah or Northern Arizona as well as Frontier Movie Town in Kanab, Utah. The city of Kanab itself is a permanent photo opportunity, embedded amongst red painted rock formations that can only be found in this unique part of the country. Residents can easily take a weekend getaway in Las Vegas, which is just 200-miles away. The nearest airport can be found 83-miles away in St. George.
Kanab, Utah makes a perfect home for retirees, artists and nature lovers due to its quiet setting and natural splendor. Wide open spaces abound with a beautiful backdrop that can only be found in the American Southwest. As the County seat of Kane County a wide range of services as well as restaurants and nightlife are available. It is also one of the South Western towns that still can deliver a true Wild West flavor.
There is no better place to sample that flavor than Frontier Movie Town in Kanab, Utah. Known as "Utah's Little Hollywood,'' it has hosted the shooting of many of the classic westerns for decades including Black Bart (1948), The Clint Eastwood classic The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Truth or Consequences, NM (1997) to name a few.
The area was also home for much of the filming of the old The Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke television programs.
As a Wild West theme park, Frontier Movie Town in Kanab, Utah, gives visitors a taste of the Hollywood Wild West for no admission charge. One can dress up for costume photo shoots for a small fee and wander around the actual sets used for filming some of the classic westerns nestled among the jutting red rocks of the southern Utah landscape. After joining in to a gunfight reenactment, one can sample Wild West dining at the park, which is open until 11 PM. If a visitor wants to take off their costume and return for an evening in the city, there is a small variety of restaurants there and several hotels with varying rates and services. Other museums and shops can also be found in Kanab, as well as organized tours to some of the nearby parks which are among the most beautiful that this country has to offer.