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How to Spend a Day in Ogden

By April 27, 2023May 2nd, 2023Living Along The Wasatch Front

Visiting Ogden is like reading a “choose your own adventure” book. No matter what you decide to do, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or a history buff, there is an activity in O-Town that’s sure to delight and entertain you.

Start With a Breath of Fresh Mountain Air:

Ogden is situated at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and offers close proximity to endless outdoor opportunities. There are three ski resorts within half an hour of downtown: Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, Nordic Valley. If you’re visiting outside of ski season, these resorts are also great for hiking, biking, and some fun summer events.

Another option for those looking for a mountain retreat is a visit to a nearby reservoir.
Pineview Reservoir is a large body of water in the Ogden Valley that is beloved for its sandy beaches, great fishing, and relatively calm water for wakeboarding and waterskiing. Causey Reservoir is a smaller, low-key reservoir that prohibits motorized boats, making it ideal for paddleboarding, kayaking, or a refreshing dip.

The Must-See List

Union Station – Ogden was once a major railroad hub, serving nine rail companies during the Golden Age of the Railroad. Tour the station that was at the center of the action and learn about the impacts it had on this region’s development.

Ogden Nature Center – This 152-acre nature preserve has the mission “to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.” Walk the trails and admire the fascinating ecology.

The Junction – Named for the city’s railroad nickname, Junction City, this downtown development is home to a variety of activities and thrills. You can try indoor surfing or skydiving if you’re feeling adventurous or opt for dinner and a movie.

Giant Adventures for Pint-Sized People

Treehouse Museum – A dream come true for preschool and elementary age kids. Climb through the enormous tree and explore the branches which lead to themed-rooms stocked with everything you could want for hours of imaginary play. Located at The Junction.

Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park – More than one hundred life-sized dinosaur sculptures and a variety of exhibits to delight visitors of all ages.

Cold Springs Trout Farm – Angling to become an angler? Catch your limit at this family-run fishing hole.

For the Foodies

UTOG Brewing – A family-friendly brewpub with a patio overlooking the baseball stadium.

Table Twenty Five – Modern American lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch on Historic 25th Street.

Tona Sushi – Relaxed but impressive sushi restaurant with traditional and innovative menu options.

Prairie Schooner – Hand-cut steaks and seafood served in covered wagons. Experience the ambiance of the Old West.

Cannery Creamery – Handmade, locally-sourced ice cream in North Ogden.


Wiseguys Comedy Club – People have been cracking up at Wiseguys on Historic 25th Street for twenty years. Catch an up-and-coming comedian on their way to the big time.

Rooster’s B Street Tap Room – Roosters B Street Tap Room and manufacturing facility is a 21+ establishment with a full menu. One of the few places other than a state liquor store where you can buy cold, high-point beer, to go!

This list of suggestions is just a small sampling of the options in this dynamic city. In reality, you’ll need more than one day to fully appreciate all the adventures that Ogden has to offer. Interested in buying property in Ogden? Contact us or find property information and current listings on our Ogden page.

Niche Homes is a full-service real estate agency specializing in Wasatch Front neighborhoods and enclaves. Contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a home.

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