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Why is it called Thanksgiving Point?

By: Angie EchevarriaUpdated: January 09, 2021


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Thanksgiving Point was founded in 1995 by Karen Jackman Ashton and Alan C. Ashton. The name for the project, Thanksgiving Point, was chosen to express gratitude. Thanksgiving Point Institute registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1997. The first venue to open to the public in 1996 was Farm Country.

So, how much is a Thanksgiving Point membership?

Individual membership starts at $75 and ranges up to $220 for a basic family membership (two adults and their dependent children) and $600 for a Premier Family Membership (two adults, their children and four additional guests each visit). For more details or to purchase a membership, click here.

Likewise, what is there to do in Thanksgiving Point?

Things to Do near Thanksgiving Point
  • Museum of Ancient Life. #4 of 11 things to do in Lehi.
  • Larry H Miller Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point. #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Lehi.
  • Glass Art Institute at Thanksgiving Point.
  • Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest.
  • Butterfly Biosphere.
  • Outlets at Traverse Mountain.
  • Museum of Natural Curiosity.
  • Wasatch Guide Service.

How much is the butterfly exhibit at Thanksgiving Point?

Tickets cost $20 for adults without memberships. Tickets to the Butterfly Biosphere are available on Thanksgiving Point's website at

Are dogs allowed at Thanksgiving Point?

Only service animals are allowed in the Gardens. As others have mentioned in September they do a “Dog Days of Summer” where dogs are allowed but the rest of the year and for special events they are not. No, only service dogs, not pets.


What is Luminaria Thanksgiving Point?

Luminaria is an enchanting mile walk through a shimmering holiday world in Ashton Gardens. At the Grand Allee, 8,000 programmable luminarias carpet a sweeping hill, where each luminaria acts as a pixel in a moving picture of blooming poinsettias, flying reindeer, and beautiful symbols of the season.

How much is the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point?

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and children ages 3-12. Entrance is free to Thanksgiving Point Members and children under 2. The Ashton Gardens is located at 3900 N.

How much is the Museum of Natural Curiosity?

Prices have gone up since then to $20/adults $15/Children (ages 3-12) $15/seniors (65+).

What is there to do in Utah right now?

Luckily for you, we've narrowed that list to the top ten most pressing things to do in Utah.
  • Capitol Reef National Park.
  • Park City.
  • Canyonlands National Park.
  • Dinosaur National Monument.
  • Monument Valley.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park.
  • Temple Square.
  • Lake Powell.

How much does the butterfly museum cost?

Ticket Prices
Adults (13-59): $7.50 Seniors (60+): $7 Children (2 to 12): $6.50 Tuesdays: Free Timed entry tickets are required for the Butterfly Pavilion including Free Tuesdays.

What is Thanksgiving Point in Utah?

Thanksgiving Point is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit indoor and outdoor farm, garden, and museum complex in Lehi, Utah, United States. Its five main include Ashton Gardens, Butterfly Biosphere, Farm Country, Museum of Ancient Life, and Museum of Natural Curiosity, and Ashton Gardens.