My Day in Ogden, UT
When I visited Ogden, UT, the scenery was the main attraction. The Wasatch Mountains are visible from any part of the city and act as the perfect backdrop.
My favorite spot had to be the Historic 25th Street neighborhood. This part of the city portrays a story of the way things were over a century ago. The original Union Station opened in 1869 and provided a popular spot for passengers along the First Transcontinental Railroad. Various shops and restaurants now line the streets that once used to bustle with all types of crowds in the area’s heyday. Apparently, the illicit activity that used to take place there was considered too crazy for even legendary gangster Al Capone to visit.
I also walked for hours taking in all the sights on the campus of Weber State University. Included on the campus is a training center for ice skaters called the Ice Sheet at Ogden. This recreational hotspot is best known for hosting the curling competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Sticking with the sports theme, I headed over to see where the purple-and-white teams play. I toured the basketball facilities at the Dee Events Center and saw where the football team plays at Stewart Stadium. As a college football enthusiast, I enjoyed seeing a stadium at the base of beautiful mountains.