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5 Utah Theaters Reviving Art, History and Architecture
Utah has a rich catalog of beautiful and historic buildings, each telling the unique story of its former inhabitants. But for history buffs and architecture lovers, few buildings can rival the drama and lore of old picture palaces and opera houses.
A Journey Through Utah’s Contemporary Artscapes
Consider visual art attractions as you’re planning your Beehive State travel itinerary.
AndShesDopeToo's Insider's Guide to Ogden
AndShesDopeToo is a worldwide adventure community of women run by Jennifer and Taylor Killian from Ogden, Utah. This insider's guide video highlights their unparalleled access to both the outdoors and the city's "fun counterculture vibe" at the foot of the mighty Wasatch Mountains.
Art Deco in Motion: Ogden’s Creative Remodel
Visitors looking for Art Deco architecture and art often travel to New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But the Intermountain West has preserved what may be Art Deco’s best-hidden gem: Ogden, Utah.
'Bad' Brad: A Story of Blues, Blood and Legendary Jazz
Meet Utah’s legendary DJ and blues musician, “Bad” Brad Wheeler. Take a peek into the history of Salt Lake City’s music scene through the memories of Bad Brad.
Discover the Shape of Utah's Coffee Community
See coffee shops in Salt Lake City on this short video tour of some of the best coffee shops in Utah.
Hike + Dine: Ogden
Here are a few of Ogden, Utah's best hiking trails and eateries to check out during your next visit.
In the Key of Ski
A video tribute to the Utah Symphony musicians finding inspiration and rich notes in the mountains.
Mountains, Markets & Music: Spend 48 Hours Exploring Ogden
Follow this detailed itinerary to pull off the ideal 48-hour escape in Ogden.
Ogden's Star is Rising: Downtown to Dark Skies
Ogden is a hub for world-class skiing, hiking, biking, camping and fun water sports that, in turn, has brought chefs, artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs to feed the body as well as spirit.
The Legendary Joe McQueen: Utah's Original Jazz
Legendary saxophonist Joe McQueen came to the city of Ogden , Utah, in 1945 for a two-week gig and he never left. For decades he was the musical godfather of Ogden's lively 25th Street.
Top Ski Towns in Utah
The best ski towns in Utah tout easy access to The Greatest Snow on Earth®, along with lively culture, fine dining and off-mountain activities.
Where to See Women's Art in Utah
There’s no shortage of art galleries in Salt Lake City and across Utah's Wasatch Front. Beyond the major metropolitan areas, there are also small artist communities across the state where artists seeking a slower pace have flocked for decades. Here are a few recommendations for where you can experience art in Utah.
"Gentrified, it is not. This is not Oglandia. It is O-Town, according to the t-shirts. People are Ogdenites — like rocks, an aggregate of unique minerals bound together. To me, this place is a gem."
– Paula Colman, Local and Writer
Things to Do in Ogden
Hill Aerospace Museum
Airplane buffs will love the Hill Aerospace Museum near Hill Air Force Base. Part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program, the museum features more than 90 military aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles from around the world. Knowledgeable volunteers support well-maintained exhibits tracing the history of aviation starting from the dawn of flight and continuing through World War II, the Jet Age, the Cold War and Keeping the Peace.
Historic Union Station
In addition to the Utah State Railroad Museum, Ogden's Union Station is also home to the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, Browning Kimball Classic Car Museum and Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There are also two galleries and regular events in the classic train station, whose iconic neon sign keeps watch over Historic 25th Street.
iFly Utah Indoor Skydiving
Maybe you've come to Ogden for its proximity to three incredible ski resorts. Maybe you're enjoying a great meal downtown during a stopover en route to Bear Lake or Yellowstone. Whatever your itinerary, you must plan a stop at iFly Utah Indoor Skydiving. Great instructors get you oriented to the unique sensation of indoor skydiving, then set you and your family free to feel the rush in a controlled environment.
Mount Ogden Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata (Italian for "iron road") is a guided mountain climb that lets novice climbers enjoy the views and experience the adrenaline rushes of rugged Mount Ogden that are typically reserved for elite climbers. If you can climb a ladder, you can climb the Via Ferrata. You're always attached to the safety cable. No ropes or knots required. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and you’ll enjoy the guided adventure. Reserve an individual, private or group climb.
From the parkways in town to the nearby mountain trails, Ogden has a robust trail network for hikers, equestrian riders and mountain bikers. Learn more about hiking in Ogden — where you can hike and dine in the same day.
Spiral Jetty (Nearby)
The massive earthwork sculpture Spiral Jetty by famed artist Robert Smithson is in a remote but accessible area of the Great Salt Lake, about 70 miles northwest of Ogden. The internationally known earth art is popular with photographers and travelers who enjoy exploring off the beaten path. Visitors should be mindful that low water levels at the Great Salt Lake have increased the natural presence of tar around the Spiral Jetty shoreline. Watch your step and keep dogs on leash.
Nordic Valley Ski Resort overlooks a spectacular rural landscape just an hour north of Salt Lake City International Airport. The valley feels wonderfully secluded and offers the best of The Greatest Snow on Earth® at a budget-friendly price.
Powder Mountain superlatives include "terrain for days," "massive," "super fun" and "more than 500 annual inches of snow." Powder Mountain is accessible in about an hour's drive from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Snowbasin Resort is a perennial top ten for SKI magazine in categories like dining, service, lifts and weather. Here's how that translates: Snowbasin takes care of everything it can control, and Mother Nature does the rest. Snowbasin Resort is under an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, but is also about 30 minutes from the vibrant Ogden metropolitan area.
Supporting local communities during your travels can have a profound impact. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or eat at a restaurant in addition to campfire meals.
Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island State Park is 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. Accessed by a causeway, the island sits in Great Salt Lake and features free-roaming bison and antelope herds.
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
This is the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, an eye-opening stop along Utah's populous Wasatch Front for any traveler and a top destination for any serious birder with gaps on their life lists.
Brigham City's Main Street archway proclaims "Gateway to the World's Greatest Wild Bird Refuge." Brigham City boasts a small-town feel with big-city amenities like comfortable and affordable hotel rooms, deluxe suites, and beautiful golf courses.
Visit the Golden Spike National Historic Park to relive the history with exhibits and demonstrations, and take in the beauty of the surrounding Great Basin Desert and nearby Great Salt Lake and Spiral Jetty.
Willard Bay State Park
Today Willard Bay State Park is a freshwater reservoir that is located only miles from both Ogden and Brigham City, UT, and offers awesome camping and boating, excellent birding and exciting fishing.