A Premier Convention Destination
The Dixie Center at St. George began its life with the ribbon cutting on March 14, 1987 at the campus of Dixie College (now Dixie State University). Built to support the residents of Washington County, the facility had an auditorium, arena, swimming pool and multi-purpose areas for sports and various recreational pursuits. In 1990, the Dixie Center hosted over 140,000 people with events such as the country band Alabama, Ballet West, the Harlem Globe Trotters, an Amway convention, and Dixie College basketball games. Both community member and visitor alike enjoyed the Dixie Center for many purposes.
As the community continued to grow, so did the college and the needs of the students to use the buildings with greater regularity. By 1995, the decision was made to use property on the south end of St. George to build a new convention center. A groundbreaking ceremony on May 29, 1997 celebrated the rebirth of the Dixie Center in its current location.
Conventions were already underway prior to the official opening of the new Dixie Center on October 28, 1998. The Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum and a 178-seat auditorium were added in 2001. Expansion occurred once again in 2005 with more meeting rooms added to meet the growing needs of organizations around the region. We are consistently updating technology and improving the look and feel of the building to enhance our visitors’ experiences. Discover for yourself the gem that is the Dixie Center!