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In Davis and Weber Counties

Hill AFB Living in Davis and Weber Counties

There are plenty of entertaining activities in Davis and Weber counties — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the pool at Lorin Farr Park, for instance, or swoosh down the snowy slopes of Snowbasin Resort. Raise a turkey leg like royalty at the Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire, or marvel at the dozens of hot air balloons floating in the Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival. And be sure not to miss the Hill Aerospace Museum.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Residents of Davis and Weber counties will enjoy a variety of annual events, festivals and community gatherings.

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

Held in May in Farmington, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival celebrates the migratory birds of Great Salt Lake. The event connects festivalgoers with the best birding, bird guides, workshops and speakers. The festival also features a student art contest, with a different theme bird each year. For more information, visit www.daviscountyutah.gov/greatsaltlakebirdfest.

Ogden Arts Festival

Held the second full weekend in June, the Ogden Arts Festival is the official kick off to summer events in downtown Ogden. The event features more than 50 juried fine artists’ booths, interactive art activities, live music and performances, children’s activities, food and more. For more information, visit www.ogdenartsfestival.com.

Ogden Music Festival

The three-day Ogden Music Festival showcases live acoustic music. The event is held at the end of May and features children’s activities, music workshops and the Utah State Instrument Championships. For more information, visit www.ofoam.org.

Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival

Watch colorful hot air balloons against the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains at the Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival. Held in August, this three-day festival features balloon launches, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, children’s activities and food. The evening Balloon Glow is a must-see. For more information, visit www.ogdenvalleyballoonfestival.com.

Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire

See history and fantasy collide at the Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire. Held in May in Marriott-Slaterville City, the festival features a jousting tournament, story-tellers, magicians, dancers, musicians and comedic acts. More than 100 merchants sell everything from tapestries and handcrafted leather goods to toys and jewelry. Food vendors cook up a variety of tasty treats, including the classic turkey leg. For more information, visit www.fb/UtahRenFaire.

ARTS

Area residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from theaters to music to dance and more.

Bountiful/Davis Art Center

90 N. Main St.
Bountiful, Utah 84010
801-295-3618
www.bdac.org

The Bountiful/Davis Art Center supports the cultural scene of Davis County with visual arts exhibits, classes, workshops, performances and educational activities. For information on upcoming exhibitions and events, visit the center’s website. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed between exhibits.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

525 N. 400 West
Centerville, Utah 84014
801-298-1302
www.centerpointtheatre.org

The CenterPoint Legacy Theatre showcases multiple performances each year at a multivenue facility that includes a main stage theater, a black box theater and a small outdoor amphitheater. For information on upcoming performances, visit CenterPoint’s website.

Davis Arts Council

445 N. Wasatch Drive
Layton, Utah 84041
801-546-8575
www.davisarts.org

The Davis Arts Council provides a number of artistic offerings to the community, including a summer concert series, a film festival, a chamber music series, Arts in the Park, theatrical productions, educational workshops and more.

Eccles Community Art Center

2580 Jefferson Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-392-6935
www.ogden4arts.org

Located in the historic David Eccles mansion, the Eccles Community Art Center features rotating exhibits of regional and local art. Admission is free. The center also hosts special events throughout the year, including an Art in Bloom competition, the African Festival and an annual art auction fundraiser. The center’s Carriage House Sales Gallery offers a selection of gifts created by local artisans.

Ogden Symphony Ballet Association

638 E. 26th St.
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-399-9214
www.symphonyballet.org

The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association brings the Utah Symphony and Ballet West to Ogden. All performances are held in the Austad Auditorium at the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts at Weber State University. For more information on upcoming performances, visit the association’s website.

Museums

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Learn about the Utah’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.

Heritage Museum of Layton

403 N. Wasatch Drive
Layton, Utah 84041
801-336-3930
www.laytoncity.org/LC/HeritageMuseum

The Heritage Museum of Layton preserves and displays Layton’s history with 2,470 artifact objects, 3,770 historical photographs, 2,900 archival documents and nearly 300 books. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Hill Aerospace Museum

7961 Wardleigh Road, Building 1955
Hill Air Force Base, Utah 84056
801-777-6818
www.hill.af.mil/Home/Hill-Aerospace-Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum displays more than 90 military aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles. The museum’s collection also includes a variety of ordnance and munitions, aerospace ground equipment, military vehicles, uniforms and thousands of other historical artifacts. The museum hosts approximately 160,000 visitors each year. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Union Station Foundation

2501 Wall Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84404
801-393-9890
http://theunionstation.org

The Union Station Foundation houses the Utah State Railroad Museum, the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum, the Wattis-Dumke Model Railroad, the Eccles Rail Center, three fine arts galleries and Warren’s Train Shop, Union Grill Restaurant, the U.S. Forest Service Information and the Union Station Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Parks

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Outdoor recreational options are plentiful in Davis and Weber counties. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.

Antelope Island State Park

4528 W. 1700 South
Syracuse, Utah 84075
801-773-2941
http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island

At more than 28,000 acres, Antelope Island is the largest island on Great Salt Lake. The island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, birds and other desert animals. Antelope Island State Park is ideal for swimming, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Trails offer breathtaking views of the lake and island scenery. Guided ranch tours of the island’s historic Fielding Garr Ranch are available. For information on island campsites, visit the park’s website.

Golden Spike National Historic Site

6200 N. 22300th St. W.
Brigham City, Utah 84302
435-471-2209
www.nps.gov/gosp

Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the story of the first transcontinental railroad. The Union and Central Pacific railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, on May 10, 1869. The park offers re-enactments of the driving of the last spike and steam demonstrations from May through Columbus Day. The park also features replica locomotives, a visitor center and bookstore.

Ogden Botanical Gardens

1750 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-399-8080
www.ogdenbotanicalgardens.org

The 11-acre Ogden Botanical Gardens, situated along the Ogden River, is home to rose, cottage, four-seasons, Japanese, water-wise, cactus and other demonstration gardens. Classes and special events are offered throughout the year.

Wasatch Mountain State Park

1281 N. Warm Springs Road
Midway, Utah 84049
435-654-1791
http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/wasatch-mountain

Wasatch Mountain State Park offers year-round recreation on nearly 23,000 acres. The park is great place to camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, fish and more. The park has four 18-hole golf courses and two historic areas: Tate Barn and Huber Grove, which features a farmhouse and creamery. The park is also home to Soldier Hollow, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, which offers cross-country skiing, tubing, biathlon events and more.

Shopping

From malls and major department stores to unique boutiques and souvenir shops, there’s something for every taste and budget.

Bountiful Main Street

www.bountifulmainstreet.com

Bountiful Main Street features one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, art galleries, antiques, jewelry and more. The shopping hub is about five blocks east of Interstate 15 between 400 North and 500 South. For a full list of shopping venues, visit Bountiful Main Street’s website.

Farmers Markets

Davis and Weber counties’ abundant agriculture means that its farmers markets are close to the source. The Utah Botanical Center Farmers Market is held at 875 S. 50 West in Kaysville from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from July through September. The Syracuse Farmers Market is held at 1891 W. 1700 South in Syracuse from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from July through September. The Historic 25th Street Farmers & Art Market is held at 25th Street and Grant Avenue in Ogden from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday from July through September. For more information on local farmers markets, visit www.utahsown.org/Markets.

Layton Hills Mall

1201 N. Hill Field Road
Layton, Utah 84041
801-546-3471
www.shoplaytonhills.com

Layton Hills Mall offers three department stores and more than 80 retailers, specialty stores and restaurants. When you’re done shopping, catch a movie at Cinemark Tinseltown 14, just outside the mall.

Newgate Mall

36th Street and Wall Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84405
801-621-1161
www.newgatemall.com

Newgate Mall features four department stores and nearly 100 retailers, specialty stores and restaurants. The mall also has a 14-screen movie theater.

Station Park

320 N. Station Parkway
Farmington, Utah 84025
801-923-9111
www.shopatstationpark.com

Station Park is the region’s premier shopping destination and is one of Utah’s newest shopping centers. Station Park features upscale retail, dining and entertainment, as well as a children’s play area, an outdoor winter skating rink and a world-class fountain with water shows.

Sports and Recreation

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Whether you’re looking to take in a game or cool off with a trip down a waterslide, Weber and Davis counties offer a variety of recreational opportunities.

Boondocks Food & Fun

525 S. Deseret Drive
Kaysville, Utah 84037
801-660-6801
www.boondocks.com

Boondocks Food & Fun has something for everyone: miniature golf, go-carts, bumper boats, bowling, laser tag, batting cages and an arcade. Admission is free. For hours of operation, visit the center’s website.

Cherry Hill

1325 S. Main St.
Kaysville, Utah 84037
801-451-5379
www.cherry-hill.com

Cherry Hill is a water park, family fun center and camping resort, all rolled into one amusement park. Make your way through the Jungle Maze, play a round of miniature golf, climb a 30-foot-high rock wall or pan for gems. The water park features a 40-foot pirate ship and Pirates Cove Pool, a lazy river, waterslides and the Cardiac Canyon River Run — a tube slide with caverns, waterfalls and sudden drops. Cherry Hill has 180 campsites, including RV sites, nestled among 700 trees. For more information about campsite reservations, hours of operation and free summer concerts at Cherry Hill, visit the park’s website.

Classic Fun Center

867 N. 1200 West
Layton, Utah 84041
801-544-3456
www.classicfuncenter.com

Arcade games, laser tag, inflatables, mini bowling, skating — Classic Fun Center has it all. Climb into Pirates Cove and check out giant slides, bungee bouncing, rope swings and more. Or, if you’re looking to get wet, check out the center’s waterslides and giant slip and slide. Themed birthday party rooms are available for parties.

Dinosaur Park

1544 E. Park Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-393-3466
www.dinosaurpark.org

Want to see a Tyrannosaurus rex up close? How about a Triceratops? At Dinosaur Park you can! Dinosaur Park features more than 8 acres of life-sized dinosaur sculptures in an outdoor environment, as well as a working paleontology lab, hands-on exhibits, an education center and a museum. Hours are seasonal; visit the park’s website for more information.

Lagoon Amusement Park

375 N. Lagoon Drive
Farmington, Utah 84025
801-451-8000
www.lagoonpark.com

Lagoon — it’s what fun is! More than 50 rides include everything from roller coasters and high-thrill rides to swings, Ferris wheels and Kiddieland attractions. Pioneer Village, a rustic Old West area of the park, features 42 authentic 19th-century stores and buildings. It also has one of the finest collections of small arms in the nation, with guns, slingshots, crossbows and cannons. If you want to cool off, head to Lagoon A Beach and enjoy 6 acres of slides, waterfalls, fountains and other water adventures. Lagoon also features an RV park and campground.

Lorin Farr Park

1619 S. Gramercy Ave.
Ogden, Utah 88401
801-629-8230
www.ogdencity.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/Lorin-Farr-Park-Reservable-25

Lorin Farr Park has something for everyone, from a swimming pool and slides, to a skate park to covered picnic areas and more. Relax with an afternoon of trout fishing in the park’s stocked river then kick back at a barbecue pit. For more information about amenities, reservations and more, visit the park’s website.

Mount Ogden Golf Course

1787 Constitution Way
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-629-0699
http://ogdencity.com/641/Mount-Ogden

Amid a backdrop of the Wasatch Range, you can test your skill in a variety of elevations on a course named one of the “Best Places to Play in America” by Golf Digest in 2009. For more information on golf courses in and around Ogden, visit https://utah.com/golf-courses/ogden. Davis County is also home to 10 public golf courses, with a course for every skill level. For more information on golf courses in Davis County, visit www.playindavis.com/places-to-play/categories/golf.

Ogden Raptors

2330 Lincoln Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-393-2450
http://ogden.raptors.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t530

Come see Ogden’s own minor league baseball team at Lindquist Field. The Ogden Raptors are a Pioneer League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ogden River Scenic Byway and Pineview Reservoir

Ogden River Scenic Byway, State Route 39

https://utah.com/scenic-drive/ogden-river

Take in spectacular views on the Ogden River Scenic Byway. The byway takes drivers through a narrow canyon in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the Pineview Reservoir. Pineview Reservoir is 6 miles east of the mouth of the canyon. The reservoir area offers a variety of recreational activities, including water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Salomon Center

2261 Kiesel Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-399-4653
www.salomoncenter.com

The Salomon Center in downtown Ogden is “where adventure meets fun.” The center is home to iROCK Utah, an indoor bouldering and rock climbing facility; iFLY Utah, an indoor skydiving facility; Flowrider, an indoor wave-riding facility; FatCats, a pizza and bowling center; Megaplex 13 Theatres; Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill; and Gold’s Gym.

Snowbasin Resort

3925 Snow Basin Road
Huntsville, Utah 84317
888-437-5488
www.snowbasin.com

Snowbasin Resort, in Huntsville, has 3,000 skiable acres. Snowbasin features wide-open bowls, gladed runs, a tubing hill and more than 100 certified instructors. For lift prices, snow reports and more, visit the resort’s website.

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