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Guided Tour of Ogden’s Historical 25th Street

Every First Friday of Every Month 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Explore Ogden’s Art, Architecture, and History!

Join local expert, Rich Koski or Rick Proffer, during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll as he takes you on a guided walk from Union Station to the Monarch Building in the Nine Rails Creative District (Ogden’s newest collection of art galleries featuring open studios, live music and WB’s Coffee, Wine Bar and Restaurant).

Among the historical facts and anecdotes provided by your guide you’ll learn about: 

  • Early Weber County and Ogden history including the role of the fur traders and mountain men establishing the first European-American settlement in Utah. 
  • Arrival of the Mormon Pioneers and establishment of Ogden as an agricultural community. 
  • Ogden’s emergence as the Crossroads of the West following the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad and an overview of the influence of rail traffic in Ogden.
  • The famous and infamous men and women who called Ogden home.
  • The legitimate and illegitimate businesses that contributed to the growth of Ogden.
  • The remarkable collection of architecturally interesting late 19th century and early 20th century buildings of the National Historical Registry. 
  • The economic drivers over the years including agriculture, railroad, government (IRS and Hill), outdoor recreation, tourism and more.

Today’s Historic 25th Street as the cultural and culinary center of Ogden as you stroll through a concentration of locally owned restaurants, unique retail, galleries, bars and live entertainment.

Additional Details:

Park in the Union Station Parking lot at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401 and meet in Main Lobby

Wear good walking shoes-you will be walking 3.5 blocks one way - 1 mile round trip

Bring your camera

Tours will take place rain or shine*, dress for the weather

Available other times for a group minimum of 4 per arrangement.

*If the guide deems the weather to be extreme the tour can be cancelled and refunds will be issued.

*Minimum requirement of four guests per tour. If that minimum is not met the tour will be canceled 4 hours prior and a full refund will be issued.

Registration for the December walking tour has closed.  Please check back to register for the next walking tour.

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Here in Ogden you can experience 3 ski and summer resorts, combined boasting over 11,600 skiable acres and miles of single track for those who love to mountain bike and hike! We offer a wide range of breathtaking recreation options with everything in easy reach. Whether you settle in at one of our many friendly hotels, out-of-the-way campgrounds or modern meeting and event venues, you will find that Ogden is an ideal travel destination offering one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation and metropolitan delights throughout the year. Wander and get lost in Ogden!

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