Ogden sits attractively at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. It is one of Utah's largest cities. A one-time farming community, Ogden grew rapidly after becoming a hub for the intercontinental railroad. It was further bolstered by the creation of the huge Hill Air Force base nearby.
Ogden has plenty of interesting museums and historical sites in town. The Peery Egyptian Theater is one such historic site, considered the only official "movie palace" in Utah. A sturdy building of flashy construction, it acts as a community theater and has acted as the premiere site for Sundance films in the recent past. There are a couple of fine historic districts, such as Eccles and Jefferson Avenues. The Treehouse Children's Museum and the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park are great for kids.
This city also serves as a base for exploring the wonderful recreational opportunities in the Wasatch Mountains. In summer, there is good hiking and mountain biking; winter brings downhill skiing and snowmobiling. The Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain Resorts are all in Ogden's immediate area.
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