Probably the most outstanding local museum you've ever seen: It's filled to the brim with pioneer relics and other more recent memorabilia and daily items chronicling the history of Santaquin. Well-crafted exhibits and displays, including a replica of a mine. The museum is housed in the old elementary school next to the DUP pioneer cabins. Unfortunately, the museum is open only by appointment (don't believe the website) due to poor visitorship, but it's definitely worth calling to see this hidden gem!
The canyon is well known for ice climbing and mixed climbing [http://mountainproject.com/v/utah/wasatch_range/santaquin_canyon/105879666]. ATVs are illegal in the canyon, but snowmobiles are allowed if there is at least one foot of snow.
Santaquin's summer festival held yearly in August. Features a car show, cherry pit spit, pie eating contest, grand parade, rodeo, and much more.
Located in northern Payson, about 7 miles (10 minutes) north of Santaquin on I-15. Free wireless and indoor pool. Pets allowed with fee.
A family run farm and orchard with a big red barn just outside of Santaquin. Sells fresh produce, ice cream, cookies, and other treats.
Locally run diner that serves breakfast (and other meals) all day. Holds car shows every third Wednesday between May and September.
An 1871 cabin refurbished to hold pioneer relics. Run by the [http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of the Utah Pioneers].
Access to the campground is a paved but steep and narrow road. Camp has potable water and vault toilets but no other services.
Santaquin's only social club/bar. Also serves pizza and sandwiches. Pool tables and arcade games are available.
Seasonal outdoor market featuring crafts, produce, and a flea market.
Homey smalltown family restaurant. Known for its tasty scones.
Although Santaquin appears to be a rural farming community - and it's true that there are a number of farms and orchards in the area - many people who live in Santaquin commute to work in other areas in the valley, such as Payson, Springville, or Provo. Santaquin has two elementary schools and a charter school for grades K-8, but high school and junior high students attend school in Payson, 5 miles away.