Just outside the south entrance to Zion National Park, in Springdale, are two worthwhile attractions.
The Tanner Twilight Concert Series presents a varied performing arts program in the stunning, 2,000-seat outdoor Tanner Amphitheater, just off Zion Park Boulevard. Performances range from symphony orchestra concerts and dance performances to rock, jazz, and gospel concerts. Shows begin at 8pm many Saturdays throughout the summer, and cost $10 for adults and $5 for youths (18 and younger). For information, contact Dixie State College, in St. George (435/652-7994).
The Zion Canyon Theatre, 145 Zion Park Blvd. (888/256-3456 or 435/772-2400), boasts a huge screen—some 60 feet high by 82 feet across. Here you can see the dramatic film “Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods,” with thrilling scenes of the Zion National Park area, including a hair-raising flash flood through Zion Canyon’s Narrows and some dizzying bird’s-eye views. The theater also shows a variety of other Hollywood and large-format films. Admission is $8 adults and $6 children under 12. The theater is open daily from 11am in summer; call for winter hours. The theater complex also contains a tourist information center, an ATM, a picnic area, gift and souvenir shops, restaurants, and a grocery store.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.