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“Quirky shops and delicious eats!”

Historic 25th Street
Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Ogden
Certificate of Excellence
Ogden, Utah
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127 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Quirky shops and delicious eats!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The only bad thing about 25th street is choosing! They have everything from Greek to the best Sushi in town! (Tona). Then you have gourmet cupcakes and beyond glazed donuts as well as the local favorite Roosters. There are fun bars like the City Club and my favorite girl lunch spot Bistro 451 - princess penne is a must! Recommended for an afternoon of shopping with the girls or the hot spot for an evening on the town... These three blocks have something for everyone (make you own pottery for the kids!)

Visited March 2013
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Anacortes, Washington
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“The Heart of Ogden”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

You cannot say you visited Ogden without a stroll down 25th Street. What a vibrant mix of historical and quaint! Several good restaurants and many little boutique shops. My favorite pics are Queen Bee for the best assortment of gourmet, handmade chocolates, gifts and books; Great Harvest for a slice of bread (often free samples) or a sandwich; and Indigo Sage to shop for home decor. Visit downtown on Saturdays in the summer for Farmers Market. I recommend visiting in the daytime.

Visited July 2013
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West Haven, Utah, United States
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10 reviews
“The best part of Ogden”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ogden's heyday was as the 2nd largest rail stop west of Chicago once the Intercontinental Railroad was finished. Salt Lake was a "spur" stop by comparison.

As rail traffic declined and the interstates bypassed Ogden directly, the town went into a long-term decline from which it's only now recovering. Much of Original Ogden has been torn down, and this is biggest island of what it was left.

It was also kind of wild because most of the people stopping and staying over in "Junction City" were non-natives, non-LDS and many were minorities - mostly railroad workers and entertainers on tour - leading in segregated times to things like the "Porter and Waiters" club and hotels. E.g., hotels where folks like Duke Ellington stayed.

And infamously during alcohol Prohibition, a network of tunnels and storerooms was built underneath the buildings, allowing the hooch to be scooted about to avoid being busted, so there's a lot of late Wild West history - and many of the original buildings are still intact and retain something of the feel. There's a mix of nicely restored and still gritty mostly gracefully declining architecture here.

Also, the area now has the town's best independent restaurants, at least in a single area and many interesting specialty stops. Also along the street is the nationally recognized Ogden Municipal building with its park, modern outdoor ampitheatre and lovely gardens and the old Hotel Ben Lomond at 25th and Washington.

Parking is free and usually easy to find. A cool place to hang out, perambulate, dine, shop and club, though those bothered by "street people" should be prepared to encounter them.

Visited July 2013
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“Downtown Ogden”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are there on a Saturday in the summer, make sure to go to the farmers market and some of the eclectic shops along 25th street.

Then, surfing in Utah at the FlowRider on 23rd and Kiesel. Oh, and don't forget to go to Alleged for evening cocktails. This is a great rooftop bar with sort of a groovy vibe.

Visited July 2013
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Ogden, Utah
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“charming, beautiful and fun”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I love the fact that there is always something going on here. There are gorgeous reasonable priced restaurants and boutiques. The city is clean and extremely family friendly. There are lots of free activities and musical artists o the street and in the Municipal Park!

Visited July 2013
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