If the walls on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street could talk, you’d hear words ranging from “notorious” to “crown jewel.” Enjoy a self-guided walking tour amongst 15 of the most iconic buildings of this unique district.
From the beginning, Ogden’s 25th Street has been a bit on the rebellious side. Often chided as Salt Lake City’s devious little sister, Historic 25th Street has been breaking the notions of conservative Utah for more than a century. With nicknames like Notorious Two Bit Street and Electric Alley, this street has seen it all.
In 1869, The Golden Spike brought together the first transcontinental railroad, roughly fifty miles to the northwest of Union Station, and created a boom town in Ogden. Looking at Historic 25th Street now, it’s hard to believe it was once home to brothels, political scandals, and the “dark ages” of gang rivalries so intense you couldn’t walk the three-block length in safety.
Today, 25th Street is a mecca for travelers, art collectors, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts of all manner and each season offers a new draw. We welcome more than a million visitors annually.