Whether you’d like to explore Ogden’s fascinating history, take in a community theatre production or sneak away to a local spa, you’ll enjoy a rich selection of things to do during your visit to Ogden. A wide range of attractions is within easy reach, from downtown shopping, gourmet dining and surprisingly energetic nightlife to rugged outdoor recreation and unbelievably accessible foothills and mountains. Unforgettable experiences await.
The house known as the Eccles Community Art Center was built in 1893 for James Clarence Armstrong, an Ogden businessman. In 1896, the house was purchased by David and Bertha Eccles. It owes much of it's character to David, Bertha, and the twelve Eccles children who occupied it for fifty years. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located just west of the city center and against the Weber River, Fort Buenaventura symbolizes a period of western history that was the transition from nomadic ways of the Indian tribes and trappers to the first permanent settlers in the Great Basin. Settled by Miles Goodyear, the fort has authentic artifacts on display and hosts mountain man rendezvous re-enactments in both the spring and fall. Facilities at the fort include camping and picnic areas, a canoing pond and a replica fort.
Education is the primary goal of Dinosaur Park and the Stewart Museum. There are a wide array of intriguing exhibits, including full-sized dinosaur skeletons, realistic robotic dinosaurs and real dinosaur teeth and bones. A Stegosaurus skeleton dig can be found in the kid's quarry. All designed to help kids be a paleontologist for a day and get hands-on knowledge of cool.
Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres on the Northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, about five miles south of Ogden. The museum was founded in 1981 as part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program and first opened in 1986. The Museum exhibits more than 90 military aircraft, missiles, and aerospace vehicles on the grounds. The collection also includes a variety of ordnance and munitions, an assortment of aerospace ground equipment, military vehicles, uniforms and thousands of historical artifacts.
Historic 25th Street is the heart of Ogden's Historic District and offers diverse dining, boutique shopping, national acts at Wiseguys, a unique experience at Peery's Egyptian Theatre, colourful history and museums at Union Station and an outdoor amphitheatre, we are fast becoming "The Most Entertaining Street in Utah".
The Ogden Nature Center is a 152 acre nature preserve and education center. The center is open to the public for discovery and exploration. Visitors enjoy meeting birds of prey, snakes, tortoises, salamanders and other native animal species. Outside there are picnic areas, tree houses, bird blinds, a spotting tower and 1.5 miles of walking trails. The Nature Center boasts two of Utah's greenest buildings, with hands-on nature exhibits and a unique gift shop.
The historic Peery's Egyptian Theater is an 800 seat community performing arts center, located on Washington Blvd in downtown Ogden, presenting live musical and theatrical events as well as cinema.
Construction of the theater began in 1923 and the Egyptian officially opened on July 3, 1924. Built as a movie palace, the theater showed first-run movies well into the early 1980's but eventually closed in 1984. The Egyptian underwent a complete restoration and reopened on January 17, 1997, as a community performing arts center.
Salomon Center, the perfect place to defy death and experience adventure. Take a flight in the indoor skydiving wind tunnel, catch a wave a Flowrider or challenge your fear of heights on the 50 foot climbing wall
Ogden's Union Station is a monument to our City's railroading history. It is a symbol of the cultural and economic changes brought to the West by the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Though it is no longer a train depot, the Station continues to attract people from all over the world. Most come to see the John M. Browning Firearms Museum and the Utah State Railroad Museum/Eccles Rail Center with its display of two of the largest locomotives ever manufactured anywhere.