In Retrospect: Virgin UT

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Fort Zion Virgin Trading Post
Virgin UT
November 14, 2015

Now before you get all excited or start a petition against the practice, I’m here to tell you that the Fort Zion Virgin Trading Post does not actually trade virgins. They don’t actually trade anything, come to think of it, unless you call paying cash for something trading. And it’s not a real fort, only built to resemble one. I mean, come on! They have air conditioning. I can just see old Davy Crockett at the Alamo asking someone to set the ac lower during the fighting. (And yes, I know the Alamo wasn’t a fort, but a mission- which has air conditioning now. And why do you always allow me to get side tracked?)

Fort Zion Virgin Trading Post
Virgin UT
November 14, 2015

Anyway, I have never been inside the “fort” because they are closed off season, between November and, I think, March. It is actually a souvenir shop and restaurant. From reading people’s comments on Trip Advisor, the store is overpriced but the restaurant is not and the food is good. They also have a petting zoo and there are other buildings out front to resemble a small western town.

Wild West Town
Fort Zion Virgin Trading Pos
Virgin UT
November 14, 2015

Wild West Town
Fort Zion Virgin Trading Post
Virgin UT
November 14, 2015

And let’s not forget the conestoga wagon out front. Now that’s what I call air conditioned!

Stagecoach
Fort Zion Virgin Trading Post
November 14, 2015

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22 thoughts on “In Retrospect: Virgin UT

  1. They did as good a job making it look authentic as you did with your photos. I think the part of air-conditioned that doesn’t apply to the Conestoga wagon is “conditioned.” It’s airy, though, that’s for sure! 🙂 Happy Friday, Emilio.

    janet

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  2. They have a lot of those in the Olde West. I think I bought all my jewelry in one of those shops. We enjoyed the movie scenery and I took a lot of pictures of bronze horses and old cowboys 🙂

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