Zion Nature Center-Zion Inn

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Zion Nature Center--Zion Inn
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Zion Nature Center-Zion Inn is located in Utah
Zion Nature Center-Zion Inn
Zion Nature Center-Zion Inn is located in the United States
Zion Nature Center-Zion Inn
LocationN of South Campground facilities, Springdale, Utah
Coordinates37°12′21″N 112°58′25″W / 37.20583°N 112.97361°W / 37.20583; -112.97361Coordinates: 37°12′21″N 112°58′25″W / 37.20583°N 112.97361°W / 37.20583; -112.97361
ArchitectUtah Parks Co.; Underwood, Gilbert Stanley
Architectural styleNPS-Rustic style
MPSZion National Park MRA
NRHP reference No.86003719
Added to NRHPFebruary 14, 1987[1]

The Zion Inn was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood for the Utah Parks Company in Zion National Park as a cafeteria, gift shop and office for the tourist cabins surrounding it. The inn was built in 1934 in the National Park Service Rustic style and was used by the Utah Parks Company until 1972, when the National Park Service remodeled it for use as a nature center. The structure features rubblestone pilasters at each corner with a "framing out" style infill. The roof is framed in log.[2]

The Zion Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] It was recently restored to the original Underwood exterior design.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Witherell, Nancy (October 10, 1984). "List of Classified Structures: Zion Nature Center/Zion Inn". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-19.

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