Five Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Ogden, Utah

One of my bucket list items is to visit every US state. There’s an entire group of states you don’t hear about a ton, and one of them...

One of my bucket list items is to visit every US state. There’s an entire group of states you don’t hear about a ton, and one of them is Utah. I’ve wanted to visit since middle school, back when one of my biggest obsessions was The Used (and they’re still one of my favorite bands to this day). They formed in Utah, so it’s a place that’s always striked my interest. Not to mention, the play Book of Mormon focuses on Salt Lake City! A few of my coworkers were actually out in Utah a few weeks ago for a conference and enjoyed the area they were in.

And believe it or not, there’s actually a lot to do in Utah. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to spend a weekend in the open during the winter, or at any time of year, I’ve heard Utah can be a lovely place to visit. There’s stunning scenery, lots of activities and plenty of things to try. Here are some of the ways to make a trip to Utah count.

1. Hill Aerospace Museum

If you find yourself staying at a hotel in Ogden, Utah, one of the places you can enjoy seeing is the Hill Aerospace Museum. This museum is one which displays all manner of US Air Force equipment, crafts and historical memorabilia. It was founded in 1981 and it contains a hall of fame with some of the most amazing aircrafts you have ever seen. It is a great place to take the family for the day and you will learn so much. I’m always a fan of educational museums.

2. 25th Street Historic District

For those of you who love to get integrated with history, the 25th Street Historic District is a string of a few blocks which goes all the way back to 1869. It’s a place where you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled back and you’ll be able to enjoy amazing food, art, shops and history. It can be a fun place to go for a stroll on a sunny day and apparently, it’s really amazing. It’s sounds reminiscent of Savannah, which I absolutely love!

3. Utah State Railroad Museum

The Utah State Railroad Museum is a museum which, as the name suggests, is all about the railroad. It is made up of old timbers from historical railroads and it is a place which can be great for small kids to learn more about transport. You can even ride in a locomotive cab which can be a fun experience and it contains a miniature model of Union Station and 25th Street. How cool!

4. Dinosaur Park and Museum

Everyone loves a good dinosaur, and when it comes to the dinosaur park, there is no shortage of amazing displays available to either excite or terrify your child! There are over 100 life-size dinosaur models in the museum and you can see them move around using robotics to really make it feel as if you are standing next to a living dinosaur. This honestly sounds like the coolest place. I freaking love dinosaurs and was really disappointed when we went to Fernbank here in Atlanta and there weren’t as many dinos as I was expecting.

5. Peery's Egyptian Theater

If you love a bit of Egypt, Peery’s Egyptian Theater seems like something out of a film with this stunning palace to enjoy. Built in the 1920’s fallout area, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time when you step foot through the door. It’s a theater which shows movies, performances and lots more. Plus, it can be an amazing place to visit in the evening after a day exploring the city.

There seem to be lots of amazing places to visit in Utah and it sounds like a pretty ideal place to go for an amazing day out. Honestly, from the pictures I’ve seen, Ogden, Utah kind of looks like Wayward Pines and I am here for it!

Have you ever visited Utah? What did you enjoy?

*This is a collaborative post

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