Ogden is one of Utah's oldest cities, with a history that dates back to the mid-1800s. It was originally settled by Mormon pioneers in 1847 and soon after became an important trading post for the region. By 1861, Ogden had become the second-largest city in the state and served as an important transportation hub for westward expansion. The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 connected Ogden to the rest of the U.S., and soon after, it became a major industrial center for mining and lumber.
Over time, Ogden's economy shifted from largely industrial to more modern services, retail establishments, education and healthcare facilities. Today, it is home to Weber State University, Ogden City School District and McKay-Dee Hospital.
Things To Do
Twilight Concert Series
Ogden's Twilight Concert Series is an annual summer event that brings some of the nation's top touring acts to Ogden City Amphitheater. Here, music lovers can enjoy concerts with a variety of genres, including rock, reggae, jazz and country. It's a great way to spend an evening outdoors with friends and family!
Ogden Union Station
Located in downtown Ogden, the Ogden Union Station is a National Historic Landmark and museum. It was built in 1869 as a union station for the Transcontinental Railroad, and today it serves as an educational center and home to many exhibits detailing the history of the region's railroads. Visitors can also explore the station's historic train cars and learn about the important role that railroads played in the development of Ogden.
The Snowbasin Resort is an alpine ski and snowboard destination located on the slopes of Mount Ogden. It's a great place for adventurers who want to experience some of Utah's top skiing and snowboarding conditions. The resort features a variety of trails for all skiing levels, plus a terrain park, half-pipe and several lodges where you can warm up after a day on the slopes. Nordic Valley and Powder Mountain ski and snowboard resorts are also in close proximity to Ogden.