Roughly 28 miles south of Salt Lake City in the city of Lehi sits Thanksgiving Point, part theme park, part farm and part museum. Thanksgiving Point opened in 1996, the brainchild of one of the co-founders of WordPerfect software as a way to give back to the community. It was originally meant to be a place where people could get reacquainted with farm life and nature, and has grown significantly over the years to also include a museum of natural history, a children's nature museum, and a golf course.
Visitors can feed calves in Farm Country, check out a large collection of dinosaur bones in the Museum of Ancient Life, explore a replica of the garden described in “The Secret Garden” in the Thanksgiving Point Gardens, and play golf on a course designed by Johnny Miller. Thanksgiving Point also hosts several regular events, including “Eat Like a Pilgrim” (a re-creation of the first Thanksgiving) and a tulip festival every spring.
Most of Thanksgiving Point is open Monday-Saturday year-round, although open hours vary slightly for each part of the park. Admission also varies for different parts of the park. The Museum of Natural Curiosity and The Museum of Ancient Life are each $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors, and Farm Country is $7 per person. You can also buy a Flex Pass in one- and two-day increments, good for all four venues, starting at $30 for adults and $25 for children.