Introduction to Lehi, Utah
Lehi, Utah, in Utah county, is located 10 miles NW of Orem, Utah (center to center) and is 341 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is considered part of the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. Lehi has a population of 19,028.
The city of Lehi is in Utah County. The area is named in honor of Lehi, the prophet in the Book of Mormon. The area was first settled in the year 1850, by a group of Mormon pioneers. It was formally named Dry Creek. The area was renamed Evansville in 1851, in honor of David Evans, who was a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The city was officially incorporated in the year 1852, by legislative act.
Lehi and nearby Attractions
- UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
- Rockport State Park
- Park City Museum
- North American Museum of Ancient Life
- Wheeler Historic Farm
- Wasatch Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Lehi
While at Lehi one can plan a day trip to Farm Country, Children's Discovery Garden at Thanksgiving Point, and Hee Haw Farms, which are among the notable locations in the community. The history buffs must visit Timpanogos Cave National Monument, John Hutchings Museum of Natural History, and North American Museum of Ancient Life that provide absorbing insights into the history of the community. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is located nearby. The city celebrates Lehi Round-Up Festival every year in the month of June.
The nearest major international airport is Salt Lake City International Airport.
Lehi Higher Education
The students in the area can pursue higher studies through Salt Lake Community College, Brigham Young University, and Weber State University.