Santaquin is a small town in the Wasatch Range region in the state of Utah in the United States. It hugs the bottom of Utah Valley and is generally considered the southernmost city in the Wasatch Range.

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Santaquin Chieftain Museum

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!

SEE   —  +1 801 754-3910 —  100 W 100 S

Santaquin Canyon

The canyon is well known for ice climbing and mixed climbing []. ATVs are illegal in the canyon, but snowmobiles are allowed if there is at least one foot of snow.

DO   —  Canyon Rd

Santaquin Orchard Days

Santaquin's summer festival held yearly in August. Features a car show, cherry pit spit, pie eating contest, grand parade, rodeo, and much more.

DO   —  +1 801 754-5805 —  Map

Quality Inn Payson

Located in northern Payson, about 7 miles (10 minutes) north of Santaquin on I-15. Free wireless and indoor pool. Pets allowed with fee.

Rowley's Red Barn / South Ridge Farms

A family run farm and orchard with a big red barn just outside of Santaquin. Sells fresh produce, ice cream, cookies, and other treats.

BUY   —  300 West 900 South

One Man Band Diner

Locally run diner that serves breakfast (and other meals) all day. Holds car shows every third Wednesday between May and September.

EAT   —  +1 801 754-3668 —  175 E Main St

Pioneer Cabin

An 1871 cabin refurbished to hold pioneer relics. Run by the [ Daughters of the Utah Pioneers].

SEE   —  40 W 100 S

Tinney Flat

Access to the campground is a paved but steep and narrow road. Camp has potable water and vault toilets but no other services.

SLEEP   —  +1 801 798-3571 —  Map

Wagon Wheel Saloon

Santaquin's only social club/bar. Also serves pizza and sandwiches. Pool tables and arcade games are available.

DRINK   —  +1 801 754-1304 —  340 E Main St

Market on Main

Seasonal outdoor market featuring crafts, produce, and a flea market.

BUY   —  Squash Head Park

Leslie Family Tree

Homey smalltown family restaurant. Known for its tasty scones.

EAT   —  +1 801 754-3499 —  77 W Main St

Santa Queen

Local burger joint.

EAT   —  +1 801 754-3051 —  40 E Main St

About Santaquin

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.

Source: wikivoyage