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Ogden to Welcome a Record 750,000 Visitors

Ogden to Welcome a Record 750,000 Visitors

OGDEN, Utah (July 10, 2014) - Ogden City, Weber County and Visit Ogden prepare to welcome 750,000 visitors, Aug 1- Sept 8.

The combined attendance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ogden Temple Open House, The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships is expected to draw a record number of visitors to the greater Ogden area. 

An estimated 20,000 visitors per day for six weeks will descend upon downtown Ogden. The events have the potential to generate a combined $66.7 million in economic impact. Restaurants, attractions, venues, retailers, lodging partners and, in turn, residents will benefit from the economic boost.

“Tourism plays a vital role in our economy,” says Ogden City Mayor Mike Caldwell. “Not only will it provide significant boost in our local economy, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome visitors from around the globe.”

The happenings provide a unique opportunity to showcase the renaissance of the area. A One Ogden app and website have been created. They will provide visitors with an information guide and highlight popular attractions including art installations, walking tours, restaurants, parking, and directions to some of the area’s greatest natural assets and picturesque landscapes.

“The reputation and appeal of Ogden continues to grow,” said Sara Toliver, president of the Ogden/Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The momentum we have created as a nationally recognized destination for visitors, world-class events and outdoor recreation is strong. We recognize the significance and confidence hosting these events conveys.”

The events validate and confirm the investment, growth and superior offerings in the greater Ogden area. The LDS Temple Open House is one of the largest private redevelopments in the state of Utah following the City Creek Center opening in Salt Lake City. It marks the largest single event in Ogden’s history.

“We encourage residents to get involved and take advantage of all of the events and happenings occurring in Weber County during this exciting time,” said Weber County Commissioner Kerry W. Gibson.

City Council Chair Richard A. Hyer said, “The City Council welcomes the incredible magnitude of visitors that will soon be visiting Ogden.  We are thrilled that so many people will be coming to enjoy our beautiful city. This historic event is an opportunity for residents to become involved and take pride in our community, and we encourage them to do so.”   

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