Thanksgiving Point

  • Posted on: 2 December 2014
  • By: apiuser

Coordinates: 40?25?53?N 111?54?09?W? / ?40.4313?N 111.9026?W? / 40.4313; -111.9026
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. The nonprofit organization features the Museum of Ancient Life, Farm Country, the Museum of Natural Curiosity and the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Other attractions include dining at Harvest and Tower Deli, and shopping at Emporium, and health and wellness facilities at Brick Canvas. Thanksgiving Point also holds several popular public events such as the Tulip Festival, Eat Like a Pilgrim, and Cornbelly's Corn Maze. Approximately 1.9 million people visited Thanksgiving Point in 2012.

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History: 

Thanksgiving Point was founded in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton.

Alan Ashton co-founded software company WordPerfect with Bruce Bastian in Provo, Utah in 1979. The company's financial success gave the Ashtons a desire to give something back to the community. On February 14, 1995, the Ashtons purchased land in Lehi, Utah that was the site of the historic Fox family farm. Although initially planned as a place for their family to ride horses and care for farm animals, the goal became to create a destination for the community to enjoy nature and culture. Thanksgiving Point has since become a center of community engagement for more than 1.9 million annual visitors from all 50 states and around the world.

Agricultural practices of the area were memorialized in Farm Country and ancient dinosaur fossils were collected for the Museum of Ancient Life. Golf, shopping, and dining were added for guest leisure and to provide additional sources of revenue for the property.

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Location

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3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi , Utah
United States
Phone: (801) 768-2300
40° 25' 34.0968" N, 111° 53' 15.3384" W