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High in the mountain desert of northern Utah, nestled so perfectly at the base of the Wasatch range between the Ogden and Weber rivers, lies the city of Ogden, whose major attractions were waiting here long before we ever took notice.

Before the world saw our slopes televised during the 2002 Winter Olympics, before the golden spike was driven at Promontory Point to join the country’s first transcontinental railroad, even before Peter Skeen Ogden began trapping furs in the west, they were here. Breathtaking sunsets above the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island. Gorgeous powder – the greatest snow on earth – dusting the peaks and valleys of Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain.  Elk, moose, deer, mountain goats, pheasants and squirrels traversing the trails where we now hike and bike. This is Ogden, and our attractions were put here by Mother Nature, history and time. Wide-open spaces, clean rivers and lakes, and breathable air make Ogden great for outdoor recreation. But when you’re ready for some civilization, venture into downtown Ogden, where things really get wild….

The Junction  specializes in entertainment from movies to restaurants to indoor surfing and climbing; Historic 25th Street is dubbed the most exciting street in Utah for a reason, featuring a comedy club, boutiques and an eclectic selection of bars and restaurants.  The Treehouse Museum, Dinosaur Park, Nature Center, and Union Station offer exhibits and theatrics that make learning fun; and the Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Eccles Arts Center, and Ogden Symphony Ballet offer top-notch performances year round.

You’ll never be left saying "there’s nothing to do in Ogden"—if you don’t have tickets to a show tonight, you can always settle in for a spectacular showing of the worlds next greatest sunset broadcast low in the western sky.

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    With one of the youngest populations in the nation, Utah is brimming with family attractions and entertainment designed for the younger set. Parents who live in Metropolitan Salt Lake City always have an answer to the question, "What are we going to do, today?" World-class science and nature museums, educational centers, parks and zoos, amusement centers, or organized programs and sports leagues are just a few of the activities and adventures waiting for the younger set. Many attractions are so fascinating and artfully managed, even parents look forward to spending a few hours or the entire day in exploration and discovery.


    Alpine Slide & ZipRider Park City Mountain Resort

    1310 Lowell Avenue Park City 435-658-5560 Toll Free 800-222-PARK

    Summer thrills include a 3,000-foot sweep down the mountainside or a 60-mile-an-hour ride 110 feet above the ski runs.

    American West Heritage Center Summer Camp

    4025 South Highway 89-91 Wellsville

    435-245-6050 Toll Free 800-225-FEST

    Children can "blast to the past" at this summer camp program where they a 1917 farm, a Native American camp, or a pioneer homestead.

    Cherry Hill Camping Resort

    1325 South Main Kaysville 801-451-5379

    Camp sites join a wealth of attractions that include a water park, miniature golf, and batting cages.


    Dino Towne Play Area & Carousel

    South Towne Mall 10450 South State Street Sandy 801-572-1517

    The younger set will enjoy visiting the mall for its fanciful play area and amazing carousel.


    Gallivan Utah Center Plaza

    239 South Main Street Salt Lake City 801-535-6110

    Skating rink and a popular amphitheater for special events make up Salt Lake’s newest outdoor living room.

    Grant's Gulch Lazy River

    Cherry Hill Camping Resort 1325 South Main Kaysville 801-451-5379

    The kids will enjoy this unusual mining town with an endless river of fun for floating and soaking on warm summer days.

    Great Salt Lake State Park & Marina

    Interstate 80, Exit 104 Salt Lake City 801-250-1898

    Breathtaking sunsets, a first-class marina, and images of sailboats and distant islands are a few of the attractions offered by the nation's "Great Inland Sea" and the largest lake west of the Mississippi River.

    Heber Valley Railroad

    450 South 600 West Heber City 435-654-5601

    Take an old-fashioned steam train ride along Deer Creek Reservoir and enjoy special activities from Comedy Mysteries to "Haunted Train" rides.

    Holiday River & Bike Expeditions

    544 East 3900 South Salt Lake 800-624-6323

    Rafting and biking adventures begin in Dinosaur and Canyonlands National Parks and on the Colorado, Green, Salmon and Snake Rivers.

    The Ice Sheet

    4390 Harrison Boulevard Ogden 801-399-8750

    Developed for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, this state-of-the-art venue offers an ice-skater's and hockey player's paradise.

    International Peace Gardens

    Jordan Park 1060 South 900 West Salt Lake City 801-974-2411

    Brilliant, delicate, and impressive botanical displays represent more than 25 countries.

    Lagoon-A-Beach Lagoon Park

    375 North Lagoon Drive Farmington 801-451-8000 Toll Free 800-748-5246

    Utah's supreme surf and slide water park offers the ultimate aquatic playground on warm summer days.  Just 17 south of the Ogden area you'll find thrilling rides, shows, special attractions, and water parks.

    Laser Quest

    7207 South 900 East Midvale


    Fast-paced, interactive laser tag thrills capture the imagination of children of all ages.

    Liberty Park

    900 South 700 East Salt Lake City 801-972-7800

    The "Central Park" of Salt Lake City offers everything from swimming, tennis, and children’s rides to a 1000-bird aviary.