If you are looking for a small town atmosphere and friendly service with a smile, then Fillmore, Utah is the place for you.
The city boasts a population of about 2,250 and is conveniently located between Salt Lake City and St. George along the I-15 corridor. Fillmore, the county seat, is the second largest incorporated city in Millard County and is nestled snugly at the foot of the majestic Pahvant Mountain Range.
Fillmore was established as the first territorial capital of Utah and the original Statehouse still grandly stands. It is a magnificent architectural beauty that you will fall in love with and want to visit again and again. You may even discover one of your ancestors among the many portraits lining the hallways.
While in Fillmore go on the Historic Walking Trail and visit unique homes. Stop for a picnic at one of four beautifully maintained city parks; reserve one for a family gathering or business meeting. Take time to play a round of golf at the local course, which features 85 acres of gorgeous playable area. Pay respects to local heroes at the Veterans Memorial. You will find well-maintained RV parks and excellent motels, enjoy restaurant dining, or choose from an assortment of fast food outlets.
The pristine mountains offer many stimulating and exciting outdoor experiences. Enjoy world famous ATV trails, do some mountain biking, or just spend the day hiking along the many trails with panoramic views where you will find unique rock formations and even petroglyphs. Take a deep breath of invigorating clean fresh air and soak up the ambience of the sights and sounds of nature. Plan ample time to relax with the rod and reel if you like trout fishing. Sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet of the campground facilities along the banks of the stream that flows through beautiful Chalk Creek Canyon. Whether you are a camera buff or an avid hunter you will thrill to the sights of deer, elk, cougar, and wild turkeys.
Among the many activities to enjoy in Delta are fishing, swimming, boating or water-skiing at nearby Gunnison Bend Reservoir, or playing golf on a challenging 18-hole course. You may want to take in a movie, bowl, or challenge your skills at the local skate park. Other fun adventures include participating in regional sporting activities, or relaxing in the city park while dangling your feet in the coolness of the waterfall. Be sure to visit the Great Basin Museum, which houses many historical artifacts, including those from the Topaz Internment Camp.
The rugged desert mountains in Millard County, Utah attract rockhounds from around the world. The Antelope Springs area is one of the best places in the world to find trilobites. Gem-quality topaz comes from Topaz Mountain. Sunstone Knoll is the place to find interesting sunstone. Countless other sites yield rare and interesting rocks, fossils and minerals.
Please note that it is illegal to collect Indian or historical artifacts on public lands without a permit. This includes arrowheads, pottery, rock art, old bottles, etc. Metal detectors can be used anywhere except historical sites.
You can collect common invertebrates (without skeletal structures; hard or soft bodied animals such as insects or trilobites) in reasonable quantities but it is illegal to sell those finds. Dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils may not be collected on any federal or state lands except by permits issued to accredited institutions.