Lehi is a city south of Salt Lake City and is in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is named after Lehi, a Book of Mormon prophet. At the 2020 census, the population was 75,907, up from 47,407 in 2010. The rapid growth of Lehi is due in part to the quick development of the Silicon Slopes tech industry cluster. In Lehi, the population of Utah is concentrated. The Provo–Orem metropolitan area includes Lehi.
Lehi, Utah Valley’s northernmost settlement, was founded by a small group of Mormons in the fall of 1850. The community was first known as Sulphur Springs, then Dry Creek, and finally Evansville. Early in 1852, local bishop David Evans presented a petition to the Utah Territorial Legislature, requesting incorporation of the municipality. On February 5, 1852, this request was approved, making the town Utah’s sixth oldest. Bishop Evans’ idea that the town be named Lehi was also granted. Settlers from Lehi were moved a lot before they reached their promised land. In the Book of Mormon, the patriarch of the same name is called Lehi.
Police and fire protection, road construction and maintenance, parks, commercial and residential building inspection, recreational possibilities (including a recreation center, indoor pool, and outdoor pool), and many cultural events are all provided by the city. This means that the city owns and runs a water system, an electricity distribution system, a waste collection system, and a medical service. These things are all run by the city.
Lehi may not be as well-known as other American communities, but don’t be fooled. Lehi is a small yet lovely up-and-coming tourist spot worth visiting. Some of the interesting things to do and places to visit on this secret getaway will astound you. While driving to Salt Lake City, you should definitely plan a few hours for a side excursion here. You might want to return sometime to Lehi to take a break and unwind. These are some of the city’s tourist attractions:
- John Hutchings Museum of Natural History
- Thanksgiving Point
- Lehi Round-up Rodeo Grounds
- Olympic Park
- Seven Peaks Fun Center Lehi
- Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest
- Zao Asian Café
- Museum of Natural Curiosity
- The Ninja Playground
- Ashton Gardens
The Utah Transit Authority runs a bus system that serves the city of Lehi. On the other hand, I-15 passes through Lehi and has five exits (at American Fork Main St/SR-145, Lehi Main St/SR-73, 2100 North/SR-194, Triumph Blvd, and Timpanogos Highway/SR-92).