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Hurricane, Utah: 100+ year-old Fruitcake and Bacon

The well-preserved dessert celebrated its centennial in 2007, and the bacon became a senior citizen in 2010. On display at the downtown Hurricane Museum - Visitor Information Center.

Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Museum

35 W State St., Hurricane, UT
Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Museum. On Utah State Highway 9 (35 West State Street), south side of road, downtown Hurricane.
M-Sa 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donation requested.
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Painting of Jesus and flock of sheep.

100+ year-old Fruitcake, Senior Bacon

A lady working there informed us about the painting of Jesus: when you walk by, his eyes follow you. So does his sheep's.

[Jaime Herman, 06/20/2021]
100+ Year-Old Fruitcake and Senior Citizen Bacon

Just a heads up about the museum: it's open from 9-5 Monday thru Saturday. Unfortunately, I got there too late to view at least the fruitcake... and the bacon, I presume.

[Benjamin Lee, 06/16/2018]
100+ year-old Fruitcake, Senior Bacon

I thought this was going to be a fun quirky thing to do, then all of a sudden it was a Mormon history lesson. Not a fan of religion, and I'm not rude, so I listened about Joseph Smith and the guide was sweet. Her family helped settle the town and all, but there was a donation box and I didn't have cash. I had to slink out. Go for the history and pic but be kind and take a couple of bucks.

[Penny, 06/18/2017]

Knitting sampler and mannequin.

100 year Old Fruitcake

The cake and bacon are still there. Take the guided tour if offered and you can see other oddities, like a hand-carved wooden chain with over 125 links and several caged, round balls, and a 15 foot hand-knitted sampler scarf with 80 knitting patterns on it. There is also a life size painting of Jesus with a flock of lambs painted so the eyes and legs of all appear to orient and follow you. Ah. Utah. [Flo, 07/19/2015]


100+ year-old Fruitcake, Senior Bacon

The cake and bacon are still there, and the museum guide was hilarious and very knowledgeable.

[Hale, 11/16/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Fort ZionFort Zion, Virgin, UT - 5 mi.
Prison Named PurgatoryPrison Named Purgatory, Hurricane, UT - 7 mi.
Grafton Ghost TownGrafton Ghost Town, Rockville, UT - 11 mi.
In the region:
The Centurium: Bronzes of History's Worthy, Cedar City, UT - 36 mi.

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