The road trip adventures continue with this ongoing series of programs about the people and places of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area (MPNHA). “Discovery Road” features a 1977 Mercury Cougar with a fancy red and white exterior and a plush red velvet interior!
Hosted by series creator James Nelson, this show travels along U.S. Highway 89, All-American Road State Route 12, and Scenic Byway State Route 24. As the sporty car drives along these roads, viewers will “discover” the things that make the MPNHA worth driving to themselves.
“The MPNHA wants to tell a story and Discovery Road is one of the best ways we can do that. It takes people on a heritage journey just like they used to do with Sunday afternoon car rides,” said MPNHA Executive Director Monte Bona.
Using music, storytellers and the characters in the communities along the way, Discovery Road presents Utah’s history, scenery and culture in an entertaining, unique and educational manner. Discovery Road is viewed on the MPNHA website, the Utah Education Network, community platform stations and on cable stations in many states.
The Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area (MPNHA) is a federally designated area of central and southern Utah running along the beautiful and historic U. S. Highway 89 — including the All-American Road Utah State Route 12, and Capitol Reef Scenic Byway Utah State Route 24, which both intersect with U.S. 89 and together form the MPNHA’s Boulder Loop.
The area includes the counties of Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, Garfield and Kane. The Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance is the local coordinating entity of the MPNHA and receives annual funding from the National Park Service. Its purpose is to preserve, tell and interpret the stories, history and heritage of the area, and to promote its culture and value.
Discovery Road - The Newspaper
Discovery Road La Sociedad Proteccion Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos
Discovery Road - "Out There"
Discovery Road Episode - German Way - Pioneers, POWs, and a Mansion
Discovery Road - Plain Wonderful - The Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area (SDCNHA)
Discovery Road - Dutch Way - The Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area (SDCNHA)
Discovery Road - Worth Remembering
Discovery Road - The Cowboy Way
Discovery Road - Treasure Boxes
Sangre De Christo National Heritage Area Discovery Road Episode - Saving History
Discovery Road - Road Trip
Discovery Road - The Untold
Discovery Road - The Collectors
Discovery Road - Horse Power
Discovery Road - Becoming Bryce
Discovery Road -- Hello Neighbor
Discovery Road -- Crossing Time
Discovery Road - A Good Road Story
Discovery Road - Honor, Valor & Heritage
Discovery Road - The Lost Tomahawk
Discovery Road - Saints of Gold
Discovery Road A Gift for the Road
Discovery Road - "The Unknown"
Discovery Road - Paradise on the Prairie
Discovery Road - Sheep Count - The Story of Sheep in Central Utah
Discovery Road Road Stops & Stop Signs
Discovery Road Precious Jewels in any Language
Discovery Road The Snow College Story
Discovery Road Wasatch Academy
Discovery Road Butch Cassidy, Wales & Outlaw Ways
Discovery Road Garfield County
Discovery Road - The Mormon Trail - Black Experience
Discovery Road - Kanab Movie Makers
Discovery Road - Maude Adams
Discovery Road - Native Americans and Sacred Water
Discovery Road - Passing Along Utah's Heritage
Discovery Road - Scandinavian Days
Discovery Road - Music is the Reason
Discovery Road - The Disabled
Discovery Road - Stories from Highway 89
Discovery Road - Don't Let Them Be Forgotten
Discovery Road - The Apostle and the Outlaw
Discovery Road - The Forgotten Ones
Discovery Road - Kane County
Discovery Road - ANHA Tour
Discovery Road - Blackhawk War
Discovery Road - The Dreams I Left Behind
Discovery Road - Kanab International Show
Discovery Road - Manti Temple
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