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This is a beautiful example of pioneer schooling. It’s a great little structure. And the view is... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Niles, Ohio
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Excellent interpretative material

When we visited the schoolroom was locked (despite a notice ion the NOP Visitor Center stating it... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by and see what’s happening here. There is little school by the road going through to Cathedral Valley...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well preserved school house. You can't go inside but it's worth stopping for a photo. There is a large parking area at the side. We were there fairly early in the morning and no-one else was around, although I can't image it ever gets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LiciaW
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed seeing the historic Fruita School House when in the Capital Reef National Park. Its easy to see - close to the road - and takes a few minutes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mini
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful example of pioneer schooling. It’s a great little structure. And the view is beautiful. It has a nice little parking area and it’s a nice place to stretch your legs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 800lesh
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is right next to the main road and can be seen from there. Take 2 minutes to stop and take a look. It really is cool to picture how this was used back then, Its nothing that I would hike miles into to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

When we visited the schoolroom was locked (despite a notice ion the NOP Visitor Center stating it was open) so we could only look in the windows. It is furnished inside and there are excellent boards outside telling about the building. It was not just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The old school house at the foot of read cliffs was fascinating. Hard to believe all ages of children studied in that tiny building. Fortunately--it had a stove for winter warmth.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bgallersmith
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Hard to believe that there were 26 kids in a class in here. They must've been sitting all over each other. Not only that, they apparently ranged from 3-18, from the photo. No wonder teachers only stayed a year. Wow! Such a beautiful, remote little...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sally8363
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is on Hwy 24, within the park boundaries, but not the park proper, if you will. You cannot go inside but can look in the windows and read the informational sign, so its a quick stop. Not far from the petroglyphs on Hwy 24...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This schoolhouse provided education for 8 grades when the Mormon settlers arrived. Small but functional.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mesatraveler
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