November 10, 2016
St. George has an amazing new park that opened in October called Thunder Junction Park. Located at 1851 S Dixie Drive and next to the Tonaquint Park Complex. This is a park to put on your list if you live down south, are headed down south, or driving through and need a place for the kids to stretch their legs.
We recently visited this park while visiting St. George and were blown away with all that was packed into this fun park. Since it's still fairly new, we thought we would share our experience at the park along with a video tour.
At first, it appears to be like most any other park, but there are so many unique play areas that set this park apart - the first being a huge erupting volcano. It erupts smoke every 45 minutes along with rumbling noises. Inside the volcano is a huge covered picnic area that then leads to a tree-house area where you can climb to slides.
This park is also an all-abilities park with most of the equipment wheel chair accessible or able to support kids with special needs. There are also plenty of covered areas to provide shade as well as places to sit and picnic.
The park attractions are dinosaur themed and include ziplines, swings, climbing wall, slides, and more.You'll also find a hands on music station.
Last of all is a train that travels around the park along a 2,700 foot track that goes through two tunnels, over a bridge, and across from the golf course. Admission to the park is free, however, if you'd like to ride the train there is a $1 fee per rider. The train is also wheel chair accessible. You may want to check their facebook page as the train does run on a schedule that can change or is sometimes shut down for maintenance.
It is definitely unlike any other park we have seen. The kids loved it and could've spent many hours here.
Check out our video below for a tour around the park:
Also, if you want another perspective of the park, you can go to Utah Adventure Family who happened to be there the same weekend as us, go here>>
If you're looking to getaway to St. George anytime soon, there's some great hotel deals currently available:
Wingate by Wyndham - stay for as low as $66/night. Includes complimentary hot breakfast. Dates available into February 2017.
The INN at St. George - starting at $105 for a TWO night stay and a $30 dinning credit to the Pizza Factory. Valid through February 25, 2017. Just click on the "Travel" tab to find this deal.