The site of the 2013 Ogden Arts Festival is Ogden's Historic Train Depot. The artists booths will be located both outside on the Fountain Plaza as in past years and new this year inside the Grand Lobby. Architecturally dramatic, Ogden's Union Station is home to the Utah State Railroad Museum, John M. Browning Firearms Museum and Browning/Kimball Classic Car Museum. Historic 25th Street has a wide variety of unique restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. There are more examples of Art Deco architecture in Ogden than any other Utah city. Peery's Egyptian Theater hosts films from the Sundance and Foursite Film Festivals. Ogden hosted three venues during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Ogden is a center for culture and year-round recreation. Tucked between the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the beautiful Ogden River to the west, residents and visitors experience the wonders of nature's beauty. Situated in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains snowy peaks that boast white-water rivers, and alpine lakes, outdoor activities range from backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, rafting, kayaking, fishing, or golfing to just relaxing and taking in the spectacular scenery. Full time residents enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, as well as the urban amenities and fine art.
The U.S. Forest Service maintains over 230 miles of mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian trails in the Ogden/Weber area with over 20 federally maintained campgrounds. Ogden is adjacent to 170,000 acres of National forest; there are 38 recreational parks in the Ogden/Weber area, eleven national parks are less than a day's drive from Ogden.
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