frozen in time
Our lovely town was settled by James Allred in 1852. Brigham Young encouraged Danish immigrants to settle what was soon to be called "Little Denmark." In the 1960's when US Highway 89 was built, it bypassed Spring City, leaving it off the beaten path. A town "frozen in time," it is widely considered the best preserved example of a 19th Century Pioneer Village. The town leads the way in historic preservation and restoration in Utah. Sanpete County is renowned for its wealth of pioneer historic homes - and Spring City is it’s gem. The entire town is listed on the National Historic Register - and in 2010 Forbes Magazine named it one of “America’s Prettiest Towns.”
Slow down and enjoy Spring City’s unhurried pace. The town has no traffic lights - but it does have an award winning café, a celebrated pottery shop, a delightful soda fountain and many art galleries and studios. Having been discovered by artists years ago, Spring City has grown into a vibrant arts community that attracts visitors from far and wide. The main gallery is housed in the restored Strates Garage, a turn-of-the-century auto showroom that now displays the work of local artists. Whether you come for the historic architecture, the quiet rural pace, or the art events & festivals, Spring City is sure to capture your heart.