Thanksgiving Point

Even though Thanksgiving Point is not located right in Draper, it is just a few minutes drive south, located half-way between Draper and Lehi. From Draper, take Interstate 15 south and take Exit 284 (Alpine/Highland). Turn right and proceed west on Clubhouse Drive to the light at Ashton Blvd. The signature water tower is easily seen from both directions just west of the freeway.

Thanksgiving Point offers a calendar full of Utah events like the Tulip Festival, the Scottish Festival, and Halloween Central.

It is brimming with opportunities to go, see, and do a lot of fun things.

Museum of Ancient Life

The Museum of Ancient Life has the distinction of being the world's largest display of mounted dinosaurs. Not only will you meet our fierce prehistoric friends at the museum, though, you'll also become a part of their world. While you're weaving through the exhibits, chirps of insects and growls of ancient creatures greet you in each hall. Exhibits like the Erosion Table and the Fossil Dig give you an opportunity be a part of the science of paleontology. Needless to say, this is not an ordinary museum.

Farm Country

When the rooster crows, things get going at Farm Country. After all, this is a real, honest-to-goodness working farm. It's also a great way to get up close and personal with all your favorite farm critters from geese and goats to cows, pigs, and horses and everything in between. (It seems there's even an ostrich or two wandering around...)

Your family will love the hands-on one-on-ones, with plenty of opportunities for petting, feeding and general quality time. And don't miss the Meadow Gold Dairy Adventure, where you can see first hand how the milk we drink is bottled and processed. And when you're all tuckered out, you can relax with a pony or wagon ride and a trip through the gift shop.


Most guests agree that the Thanksgiving Point Gardens are the biggest surprise that Thanksgiving Point has to offer. The beautiful gardens are spread out over 55 sprawling acres and represent some of the most vivacious terrain in the West.

The individual gardens are organized like the rooms of an immense estate, with thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses serving as living barriers between spaces, creating a sense of wonder as guests pass from "room" to "room." Within the grounds, there are 15 separate themed gardens:

  • Shepherd's Hill
  • Grand Allee
  • Creek Garden
  • Monet Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Koi View Pier
  • Vista Mound Garden
  • Fragrance Garden
  • Secret Garden
  • The Light of the World Garden
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Italian Garden
  • Prairie Garden
  • Parterre Garden
  • Waterfall Amphitheater
  • Mountain Garden
Add to that 13 acres of turf grass, a quarter million tulips in our tulip garden, seventy varieties of roses, and the largest man-made waterfall in the Western hemisphere, and you can understand how the Gardens keep its staff of twenty-six seasonal gardeners and six full-time staff members busy.