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The Lehi area was settled in 1850 and was first known as Sulphur Springs, then Dry Creek, and then Evansville. Finally, in 1852, it was incorporated as the sixth city in the state. It was then renamed for Lehi, a leader in the Book of Mormon (one of the scriptures for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
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Thanksgiving Point is a new, 550 acre, non-profit attraction in Lehi, Utah that includes a championship golf course designed by Johnny Miller and named among the top ten new public courses in the country by Golf Magazine. The project also includes a fine-dining restaurant, bakery, soda fountain, animal park, idea gardens, nursery, gift shop emporium, flower cottage, vegetable gardens, outdoor reception facilities, fishing pond, pony rides, and much more. The Museum of Ancient Life takes you on a trip back in time with not only skeletons, including a baby mammoth skeleton but also interactive and hands-on displays. In Farm Country you can get up close to your favorite farm animals. See the dairy display to find out how milk is produced and actually help milk the cows and feed the animals. The Thanksgiving Point institute includes classes on gardening, cooking, crafts, and golfing. In the year 2000, Thanksgiving Point will complete a 70 acre estate garden that will be open to the public.
John Hutchings Museum of Natural History
55 N. Center St., Lehi
The museum houses a large collection of pioneer and Native American artifacts, bird specimens, and a collection of minerals and fossils.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Adults: $ 2.50
Children 12 and over and Seniors: $ 2.00
Children under 12: $ 1.50
(Hours & prices are current as of 2006)
Lehi Bus Tours - (801) 768-4578 or 768-8665
Bus tours of Lehi's historic sites are available. Points of interest include the original Pony Express route and other frontier locales.
Lehi Round-up Celebration - Citywide celebration includes parades, chuckwagon breakfast, cowboy poetry, PRCA rodeo, picnic, entertainment. Free admission to Hutchings Museum on Tuesday. Contact - Mel Anderson (801) 768-9926 or 768-7100
Camp Floyd State Park/Stagecoach Inn 25 miles SW of Lehi on SR73. Site of former military post from the mid 1800's. Nearby Stagecoach Inn was an overnight stop on the historic Overland stage and Pony Express route. Open daily from Easter weekend throu Oct. 15. Call for more information - (801) 768-8932 (during season) or (801) 254-9036 (year-round)
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