877 North 400 West
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: (801) 544-5577
Fax: (801) 544-7377
Hill Aerospace Museum offers more than 50 aircraft in both indoor and outdoor displays. These displays range from the first U.S. military trainer (a bi-wing Stearman) to the ultra-modern SR-71 Blackbird. Favorite exhibits also include a flight simulator, missiles and a smattering of aviation-oriented artwork. Visitors should keep their eyes to the sky while outside the facility; four squadrons of F-16 Vipers call Hill Air Force base home, and the fighters can frequently be seen roaring off toward their training grounds. The staff will answer questions.
Located just 20 minutes north of Salt Lake, this is Utah's oldest and largest amusement park. Featuring more than 40 rides, including four different coasters, the park is open from May to October (weather permitting) and offers traditional theme park attractions. X-Venture Zone attractions (including go-cart races and catapult) are not included in an all-day ride pass. Groups and special events are welcome. Check out website for further details.
The Lagoon Amusement Park in the Farmington city of Utah, is more prominent due to the presence of the celebrated Wild Kingdom Train Zoo. It is most visible while one takes a ride through the Wild Kingdom Train, and one can catch glimpses of animals like lions, tigers and zebras.
The John Moses Browning House is a historic house located in Ogden. It was constructed from 1890 to 1900 and is built on a land cover of less than one acre (0.40 hectares). The structuring of the house was done under the meticulous plans and executions of renowned architects Whittaker, Sam. Over the decades, the front porch has underwent modifications, however the rest of the house has retained its original artistic and historic charm. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Established in 1959, the Eccles Community Art Center aims to promote art in all forms among the masses. It conducts classes and educational programs in arts as well as holds exhibitions ranging from paintings and sculptures to ceramics.
The Ogden Union Station is only a rail station area that has now been transformed. There are some very popular museums onsite that includes John M. Browning Firearms Museum, the Utah State Railroad Museum or the Eccles Rail Center, Browning Kimball Car Museum and Natural History Museum. The complex is also famous for the art galleries where you can find fine art, handicrafts and more on display. When you are tired and hungry from the shopping you can grab a bite at Union Grill or any of the other dining options.
Located along the Weber River is the Fort Buenaventura that is deemed to be the foremost Anglo settlement. Now it houses a park that makes for an interesting day trip or a camping site.
The Salomon Center is one of the city's most exciting places to be. One of the best indoor adventure venues in the country, the center has a number of activities to engage in. Some of the popular ones are the vertical wind sky diving tunnel called iFLY Utah, the power wave stream that allows boogie boarding wake-boarding, surfing an other water sports at Flowrider. There is also a section for arcade games and all-time favorites like mini-golf, pool, bowling, wall-climbing and more. The facility also houses a fitness center and cinema theaters for all round entertainment. Other than the physical and visual entertainment, the center is home to a number of restaurant and a sports bar as well. Spaces within the center can be used for private celebrations as well. The venue is such a great place, Men's Journal even stated that it was amongst the best man-made adventure spots in the world.
The Ogden Nature Center is an education center and a preserver of nature. Spread over 152 acres (61 hectares), it is home to several birds and animals, and features gardens, ponds, tree houses, walking trails, and so on. This is a perfect place for recreation and family leisure time, and also educates visitors on the conservation of nature.
Located in the Antelope Island State Park, the Fielding Garr Ranch is a former ranch and now popular tourist attraction. Established in 1848, it features on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a guided tour around the property and explore well-preserved treasures like the original ranch house and shearing barns.
This small mountain peak trail offers spectacular views of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding valley. It's rumored that Brigham Young hiked to the peak to survey the area and discussed the plans he had for constructing the city he intended to build. To commemorate this, a small monument can be seen from the summit. A well-marked path with remarkable views, this trail is well worth a hike.
This beautiful park, dedicated to the veterans of Utah, is refreshingly quiet and serene. The towering trees throughout and the Harbor of Beauty pond create a feeling of peacefulness for those who just want a quiet, meditative walk in the park. On the east bank is the Freedom Trail. On the west, the paved path goes all the way up to City Creek Canyon. The park is dog-friendly as long as pets are leashed—however, owners may unleash dogs in the canyon.