For ten nights each year, tens of thousands of people visit this outstanding cultural event.
This year, you and your family can discover the Mormon Miracle Pageant and explore the charm and beauty of the Sanpete Valley during the ay
Manti, Utah is a small town of only 2000 people settled in the 1850's by Mormon pioneers. Forced from their homes in Illinois and Iowa, these pioneers traveled over 1200 miles in covered wagons and handcarts to find religious freedom. Braving desert winds, winter blizzards, and difficulties with native tribes, they acted on faith and the hope of a better life to settle new communities in the Sanpete Valley.
As a symbol of that faith, they banded together to build the amazing Manti L.D.S. Temple. Using hand tools to cut pale yellow limestone from a nearby quarry and to fashion the beautiful woodwork found throughout the temple, their achievement is made even more remarkable by the fact that they were living in a wilderness far from any professional builders or architects, an achievement that rivals the building of the great cathedrals of Europe. That temple now stands for all to see the beauty of the exterior of this amazing building and the Mormon Miracle Pageant is performed on the Temple Grounds hillside area.
To commemorate the sacrifice of the original pioneers, the town of Manti began the Mormon Miracle Pageant in 1969. What began as a simple community choir event has grown until today, hundreds of cast members, stagehands, ushers, and even the entire town volunteer their time to present this poignant story of faith and hope, tragedy and triumph. It is a cultural phenomenon that you and your family will want to visit. And it’s free.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mormonmiracle.org/