Fun at Thanksgiving Point & A GIVEAWAY!!!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family,Giveaways,Reviews

Thanksgiving Point is one of the great things about the area we live in in Utah. Thanksgiving Point is a fabulous place that is “dedicated to providing guests one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity for discovery and an entertaining, educational experience in a variety of arts and sciences.” From my recent experience there, I can say that’s a pretty accurate statement!

thanskgiving point childrens discovery garden

Elliot, Gus, and I were invited to Thanksgiving Point with some other fabulous mommy bloggers in our area for a day of exploration and discovery. We started out perusing the beautiful Thanksgiving Point Gardens. As a native Oregonian, I have an extreme appreciation for trees, grass, water, and anything green. The Thanksgiving Point Gardens have all of my favorite things!

My favorite part is theĀ  “Creek Garden” with a stone pathway meandering through several small waterfalls and streams. From the center of the gardens you can see a series of large and beautiful waterfalls. I wish I could have a picnic there every day!

thanskgiving point farm

After a tour of the Gardens we got to go to Farm Country. Elliot was very interested in all the animals, but kept his distance.

The Farm has chickens, cows, donkeys, goats, horses, sheep, llamas, pigs, ponies, sheep, and turkeys and is “located on the site of the historic Fox Family Dairy Farm.” There are pony and wagon rides, an interactive milk processing display, and lots of farm animals to learn about!

After the Gardens and the Farm, Elliot and Gus were pooped. We didn’t stay with the other moms for a tour of the Museum of Ancient Life, which Elliot would have LOVED.

We”ll visit the museum in August on a “TWO BUCK TUESDAY” when any venue is just $2 per person. I can’t wait to take Elliot to the Museum of Ancient Life! (For all you chocolate lovers, the Emporium Fudge is also just $2 for a half pound any day of the week in August!) We’re also looking forward to the Farmer’s Market

If you haven’t been to Thanksgiving Point, you really should get the whole family together and go. There is so much to do; your kids will learn lots of neat stuff and have a great time!


Today wouldn’t be Monday without a GIVEAWAY! Thanksgiving Point is giving away a set of 4 tickets to each of their 4 venues: Farm Country, Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Children’s Discovery Garden, and Museum of Ancient Life.


  • Visit
  • Come back here and tell me which venue you would like most to visit before midnight Thursday, August 13.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.


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GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Thanksgiving Point!


1 Kristen August 10, 2009 at 7:32 am

Oh my son would love going to the museum of ancient life!

2 Kristen August 10, 2009 at 7:33 am

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3 Heather D. August 10, 2009 at 7:44 am

My son and hubby would love to take a daddy date to the museum of ancient life!

4 Heather D. August 10, 2009 at 7:44 am

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5 Jennifer Hamitlon August 10, 2009 at 8:07 am

Looks like a lot of fun!! Wish I lived closer but I am way far away in Alabama.

6 Missy August 10, 2009 at 8:45 am

Our family LOVES the museum! Actually, we love the farm country too. Thanksgiving point is pretty awesome.

7 Missy August 10, 2009 at 8:46 am

I subscribe.

8 Missy August 10, 2009 at 8:46 am

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9 Missy August 10, 2009 at 8:47 am

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10 Erica August 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

I think my girls would love the farm! The are obsessed with animals.

11 Carrie August 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

definitely the museum of ancient life. my kids would love all the dinosaur stuff!

12 Rachelle August 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I’ve always wanted to visit the museum. :)

13 Micha B August 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Oh, I’ve been wanting to take my daughter to the Museum of Ancient Life for almost forever!! Or, at least a few years. She would dig it like nothing else!

14 Micha B August 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm

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15 Amanda N August 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm

i’d love to be able to take the kidlets to the Gardens. THat’s that one thing we haven’t ever done.!

16 Amanda N August 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

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18 JaKell August 10, 2009 at 11:47 pm

my kids would LOVE the farm, I on the other hand have been wanting to go to the gardens for years…

19 JaKell August 10, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I follow you!!!

20 JaKell August 10, 2009 at 11:48 pm

I get your news letter!

21 JaKell August 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm

I have your button on my blog side bar!

friday I will be out of town til tues without my computer, hopefully I can find internet and check..I would love to win..even if I never do! :) crossing my fingers!

22 Jinii Boren August 12, 2009 at 9:51 am

I would love to take my little girl to the farm. She is so into animals these days.

23 Jinii Boren August 12, 2009 at 9:51 am

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