First explored in 1776 by Father Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, a Franciscan, Springville was originally settled in 1850 by eight pioneer families who crossed the plains to Salt Lake Valley from the East and were subsequently directed by Brigham Young to settle 50 miles (80 km) further south. Incorporated in February 1853, the city was first called Hobble Creek by the early pioneers, because their horses were often hobbled (by loosely tying their front feet together) and left along the stream to graze in the lush grass. If the horses wandered into the creek, the hobbles came off in the water. Thus, the settlement earned its original name. Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville, after the Fort Springville.

It was a cold and wet day when we visited downtown Springville, but we found the cutest stores while we were there! 

They have every toy and game you could ever imagine! I felt like a kid again when I walked through the store. They have hundreds of games to choose from. They even have a wide variety of books. The owners have 6 kids and only carry toys and games in their store that will last a long time and are super fun. Funfinty even carries fudge made by the owner's mother. Known as Grandma Ruby, she makes some of the best fudge I have ever had!  




















Dragon Fly & Company Boutique 

Let's talk adorable for a minute...this cute boutique has all the clothes the fashionista in your family will be looking for this holiday season. From printed leggings, chunky jewelry, and other trendy styles, this boutique has it all! 






















The Retreat

This gorgeous and full service salon would make the perfect gift card for any woman in the family!














The Nest on Main

Another trendy boutique that would make the perfect gift for any fashionista! They even carry home decor and more importantly, chocolate!