WELCOME TO OGDEN!
Al Capone is known to have once said “Ogden’s a little too wild for my tastes”.
Fast forward nearly 100 years with an audacious history at its core, you’ll find the people of our home City to be fiercely independent and unconditionally welcoming.
Ogden, Utah has an untamed history teeming out of every building on its historic main street, and the limitless beauty of the Wasatch Mountains fills its windows. Ogden is a community with a unique mountain to metro lifestyle with a scenic view to go along with all the adventures of Ogden UnCon.
This town’s scenery also has its own claim to fame, as over 45 films and TV shows have been shot in the Ogden area. A few notable mentions include:
Photograph by Mike Ash
- The 2018 ongoing TV series, “Yellow Stone”
- The 2018 YouTube Red original series starring Anna Akana, “Youth and Consequences”
- The 1993 cult movie classic, The Sand Lot. The life guard scene was formed in the Lorin Farr Pool that is still open to the public today.
A few additional fun facts about the City:
- Ogden was home to three venues during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
- Ogden's downtown “Crossroads of the West” Historical District has been designated a national historic area.
- The Powder Mountain ski resort in Ogden has more acreage than any resort in North America.
- There are more examples of Art Deco architecture in Ogden than any other Utah city. These buildings include Ogden High School, the U.S. Forest Service Regional Headquarters and the Ogden Municipal Building that were all built in the ‘20's.
- Ogden is adjacent to 170,000 acres of National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service maintains over 230 miles of mountain biking, hiking and equestrian trails in the area with over 20 federally maintained campgrounds.
- Ogden is famous for the “Driving of the Golden Spike” in 1869 that completed the American Transcontinental Railroad. A giant celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this event will occur May 10, 2019, attracting thousands to the City.
- During the turn of the century, Ogden had more millionaires per capita than any other City in the nation. Remnants of this late Victorian style grandeur can be found in period mansions still standing in the City’s historic neighborhood districts, located several blocks away from downtown.
More historical and seasonal facts about Ogden, including local food and lodging options, can be found on the City tourism hub, Visit Ogden!
The official Ogden City Government website has details about the arts and culture located in the City year round, including the First Friday Art Stroll and seasonal summer car show that will be happening downtown during the convention.