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*'''The train museum''', you can even hop in some of the old engines.
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*'''Historic 25th Street'''. Historic 25th Street[http://www.historic25.com/] is a three-block historic district. Stroll through history as you visit restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Historic 25th Street hosts outdoor events throughout the year, including a farmers' market (July through September), zombie walks, an event called Witchstock, and car shows. Inside Union Station,[http://theunionstation.org/} on the west end of the street, there are three museums. The Utah State railroad museum is a rememberance of Ogden's railroad history, and a lot of fun for kids. The Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum is a smaller car museum with several restored antique cars. Finally, upstairs, is the John M. Browning Arms Museum, which features hundreds of rifles and other guns from the Browning family collection. For one price, all three museums can be visited.
  
*'''Dinosaur park'''. Strange concept, but the kids love it. There's even an animatronic tryrannasaurus rex!
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*'''Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park'''. The Dinosaur Park[http://www.dinosaurpark.org/] is a favorite of all kids visiting Ogden. It has over one hundred realistic full-sized dinosaur sculptures. There's even an animatronic tryrannasaurus rex! And while you're in the neighborhood, stop by Rainbow Gardens[http://rainbowgardens.com/], one of the largest gift shops in the West.
  
*'''The baseball field''' definitely has a small town charm.
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*'''Lindquist Field'''. Lindquist Field is the home for the minor league baseball team The Ogden Raptors.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:52, 15 January 2012

Ogden [1] is a town in Utah's Wasatch Front.

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Get in

By air

Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC) [2] is the closest airport to Ogden.

By car

Ogden is on Interstate 15, about 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City, and 1 hour and 10 minutes south of the Idaho border.

By bus

  • Greyhound, 2393 Wall Ave., Phone: 801-394-5573, [3].
  • The Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Phone: 1-888-RIDE-UTA (743-3882) [4]. operates an extensive bus system all across the Wasatch Front, so you can easily and readily reach Ogden by public transportation from almost anywhere along the Wasatch Front.

By train

  • FrontRunner, [5]. A commuter rail line running between Pleasant View and Salt Lake City. Service currently runs every half-hour on weekdays and every hour on Saturdays. One-way fares range from $3-$5.50 depending on how far you travel. Future extensions are planned south to Provo by 2013.

Get around

See

  • Historic 25th Street. Historic 25th Street[6] is a three-block historic district. Stroll through history as you visit restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Historic 25th Street hosts outdoor events throughout the year, including a farmers' market (July through September), zombie walks, an event called Witchstock, and car shows. Inside Union Station,[http://theunionstation.org/} on the west end of the street, there are three museums. The Utah State railroad museum is a rememberance of Ogden's railroad history, and a lot of fun for kids. The Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum is a smaller car museum with several restored antique cars. Finally, upstairs, is the John M. Browning Arms Museum, which features hundreds of rifles and other guns from the Browning family collection. For one price, all three museums can be visited.
  • Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park. The Dinosaur Park[7] is a favorite of all kids visiting Ogden. It has over one hundred realistic full-sized dinosaur sculptures. There's even an animatronic tryrannasaurus rex! And while you're in the neighborhood, stop by Rainbow Gardens[8], one of the largest gift shops in the West.
  • Lindquist Field. Lindquist Field is the home for the minor league baseball team The Ogden Raptors.

Do

  • Great trails. Go east to the foot of the mountains for awesome hiking and mountain biking trails. Not as good as those in Park City, but not as crowded either. Plus, you're not gonna see some cowboy (yep, some idiot without a helmet, but with a 10 gal hat) attempting to ride up in cowboy boots in Park City!

Buy

The Newgate Mall [9] is anchored by Dillard's, Sears, Sports Authority, and a Cinemark movie theatre.

Eat

  • Kosmos Burger, 1636 Washington Blvd. Family owned, walk-up window type restaurant with picnic tables outside. It's sometimes dark inside and nobody is in sight, but they're still open and will come help you if you knock on the window.

Drink

Downtown is supposed to be the place to be, but its dying. Go to the Newgate mall area. The best bar is across the street from Macy's!

Sleep

  • Best Western High Country Inn, 1335 W 12th Street, +1 801 394-9474, Toll-free: +1 800 594-8979, Fax: +1 801 392-6589, [10].
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2245 S. 1200 W., +1 801 392-5000, [11].
  • Motel 6, 1455 Washington Boulevard, +1 801 627-4560, Fax: +1 801 392-1878, [12].
  • Ogden Marriott, 247 24th Street, +1 801 627-1190, Toll-free: +1 888 825-3163, Fax: +1 801 394-6312, [13].

Get out

  • Snowbasin is around the corner. It's a nice place to ski, but it doesn't get as much or as good snow as they do in Park City. And there's no lodging on the mountain itself.
  • Antelope Island State Park [14] is about 45 minutes from downtown Ogden. It's accessible by 1700 S in Syracuse, which turns into a causeway. The scenic island is known for its herd of 500 bison. There is a visitor center and the Fielding Garr Ranch that you can visit. There are hiking trails and you can go horseback riding with a guide by making a reservation with R&G Horse and Wagon [15] (you must call +1 888-878-8002 for a reservation; rides are $50/person/hour and it takes 2 hours to get to the top of the island). You can also camp on the island at several campgrounds. Entry fee to the park is $9/vehicle; hours vary based on the season, so check the website.


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