I consider myself a big time history nerd.

No, I don't mean a nerd in the sense that I always need an inhaler, I'm awkward with girls and I have glasses. Okay. Okay, maybe that really is true, but my point is I'm a really, really, really, really big fan of history.

How I feel every time I see a historical marker. I HAVE TO GO TO THERE. (canva)
How I feel every time I see a historical marker. I HAVE TO GO TO THERE. (canva)
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If I am driving down the highway and I see a brown sign and tells me there's a historical marker nearby, I have to go to that spot and read it. Does my family appreciate this? Absolutely not. I would venture to say they hate it.

the reaction I get from my family whenever I get pumped about a historical marker. (canva)
the reaction I get from my family whenever I get pumped about a historical marker. (canva)
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But I love the idea of going to a place, and I can usually imagine whatever historical event happening there right before my eyes.

Luckily I live in St. George, Utah, which is home to many historical sites and museums that tickle me to no end.

And since I'm also somewhat of a cheapskate, the fact that most of these places are completely free is a definite plus.

So if you're a History Nerd like me, and you're looking for a place to geek out and step into the past, here are a few (but not all) of the historical places of interest in Southern Utah that I suggest checking out when you have a free afternoon.

Historical Places To Visit In Southern Utah

If you're a history nerd like me, you'll love visiting these historical places in Southern Utah.
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Cedar City Utah: Then And Now

Step back in time and see what Cedar City Utah used to look like
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St. George Utah, Then And Now

See how St. George Utah has changed over the years using historic photos in modern day locations

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