About Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce
HURRICANE? Are there really hurricanes in Utah? Well no. This is Utah, not Florida. How did the town get the name Hurricane? Legend has it that one windy day in the 1860s Mormon leader Erastus Snow had a whirlwind blow the top off a buggy he was driving. He reportedly said, Well, that was a Hurricane. Well name this the Hurricane Hill.
We do have some very windy days, especially during the winter, when there can be gusts over 50 miles per hour.
By the way, Hurricane is pronounced Her-ah-kun by the locals. Dont want you to sound like a tourist. Read about Hurricanes history at Utahs Dixie History. For another perspective read more at the Utah History Encyclopedia. To learn about Utah state history visit the Utah State History web site.
For a more intimate look at Hurricanes history visit the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park and Museum. You can take a walk to learn about the areas historic buildings and get directions to the Hurricane Canal Trail. The Museum is located at 35 W State St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.