10 Exciting Nearby Activities That Will Create Unforgettable Family Memories

Looking to create unforgettable family memories without having to travel far? We've compiled a list of 10 exciting nearby activities that are guaranteed to bring joy and laughter to your family. From thrilling outdoor adventures to engaging cultural experiences, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Not sure what to do with your family this summer? We’ve created a list of 10 nearby activities you and your family are sure to enjoy.

At Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, we partner with other local Utah businesses to provide the best family-friendly fun in Ogden.

Dinosaur Park | Stewart Museum of Paleontology | Ogden Natural History Museum | Gem and Mineral Museum

Visiting Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park is a thrilling adventure for families seeking a journey back in time. Our 8.5-acre sculpture park is designed to thrill and delight all ages. We have large slides and playgrounds for the kids to enjoy, along with several picnic areas! Kids can unleash their inner paleontologists at the fossil dig site, uncover hidden treasures, and learn about excavation.

We have the Stewart Museum of Paleontology, where you can encounter real dinosaurs, interactive displays, and remarkable exhibits. Enjoy the Ogden Natural History Museum and the Gem and Mineral Museum where you can encounter rare gems and minerals from around the world.

With guided tours, educational programs, and hands-on activities, Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park offers families an unforgettable experience to bond, learn, and create lasting memories together.

Ogden Nature Center

As a member of the Dinosaur Park, you receive free admission to the Ogden Nature Center during the week.

Visiting the Ogden Nature Center promises an escape from the hustle and bustle and the peace of nature. Nestled on 152 acres of diverse habitats, this sanctuary is ideal for nature enthusiasts of all ages. As you wander winding trails, you’ll encounter ponds teeming with wildlife.

Families can explore guided nature walks led by knowledgeable staff members. The center’s birdwatching opportunities are amazing, with over 100 species of birds to spot throughout the year. Young explorers can engage in hands-on educational programs, interactive exhibits, and nature-themed workshops.

Whether you’re seeking peaceful solitude or outdoor adventure, the Ogden Nature Center invites visitors to reconnect with nature and embark on a journey of discovery!

Union Station Train Museum

As a member of the Dinosaur Park, you receive free admission during the week to Union Station.

Are you ready to learn the history of the railroad? The rich history of railroading comes alive at Ogden’s Union Station! This iconic landmark, nestled in the heart of downtown Ogden, offers a unique blend of heritage, culture, and entertainment. Families can explore the beautifully restored historic buildings, including the stunning Union Pacific Train Depot, which houses exhibits and interactive displays showcasing the evolution of transportation in the American West.

From vintage locomotives and railcars to immersive museum galleries, there’s something for everyone to discover. Visitors can enjoy guided tours led by knowledgeable docents, providing insights into the station’s storied past and its significance in shaping Ogden’s identity.

Tracy Aviary

As a member of the Dinosaur Park, you receive free admission to Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City every Wednesday.

Tracy Aviary is a haven for nature enthusiasts and bird lovers alike and is located at Liberty Park. With over 400 birds representing over 135 species worldwide, this urban oasis offers something for everyone. Visitors can stroll through lush gardens and beautiful pathways, encountering majestic birds of prey, colorful parrots, and exotic waterfowl. The aviary’s immersive exhibits and interactive displays provide a unique opportunity to learn about bird conservation, habitat preservation, and the importance of biodiversity.

Families can participate in educational programs, bird-watching tours, and hands-on experiences that inspire wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Tracy Aviary offers an unforgettable experience for all!

Golden Spike National Historical Park

Head to the Golden Spike National Historical Park, this iconic site that marks the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met, uniting the east and west coasts of the United States. Today, visitors can stand on the hallowed ground where the golden spike was ceremoniously driven, symbolizing the culmination of years of labor and innovation. The site has a replica of the historic steam locomotives that played a crucial role in connecting the nation.

Ogden Treehouse Museum

The Ogden Treehouse Museum is a storybook wonderland where imagination knows no bounds. Located in downtown Ogden, this museum invites children and families to embark on a journey of exploration and creativity. The museum’s interactive exhibits and hands-on activities spark curiosity and ignite young minds. From themed play areas and storytelling nooks, there’s something for every young adventurer to discover. Children are encouraged to learn through play in a vibrant and engaging environment.

iRock Utah


iRock Utah is ideal for thrill-seekers and adventurers looking to conquer new heights. Located in the heart of Ogden, this state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing gym is ideal for climbers of all skill levels. With towering walls, challenging routes, and a variety of climbing terrain, iRock Utah provides endless opportunities for climbers to test their strength, agility, and problem-solving skills.

iFly Utah

iFLY Utah and indoor skydiving company located in Ogden. This state-of-the-art indoor skydiving facility has a vertical wind tunnel that simulates the sensation of freefalling from thousands of feet above the ground, iFLY Utah provides an adrenaline-pumping adventure for thrill-seekers of all ages.

Flowrider Ogden

FlowRider is a water sports enthusiasts paradise! This infoor surfing facility simulates the sensation of riding ocean waves right in the heart of Ogden. Flowriders wave technology and adjustable water flow allow riders to carve, twist, and turn on a continuous sheet of water, mimicking the exhilarating feeling of catching a wave in the ocean. Certified instructors are on hand to provide guidance and support, ensuring a fun and memorable experience for all.

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum walks you through the history of aviation and military aircraft. Located near Ogden, Utah, this expansive museum houses an impressive collection of over 90 aircraft, ranging from historic warbirds to modern jets. Visitors can marvel at iconic aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and B-29 Superfortress, each with its own storied past and unique significance in aviation history. With indoor and outdoor exhibits, interactive displays, and informative plaques, the museum offers a comprehensive look at the evolution of flight and the contributions of the men and women who shaped the aerospace industry.

Create Family Memories with Nearby Activities

If you are ready to enjoy these nearby activities with your friends and family, we encourage you to purchase a membership with The Dinosaur Park. Our pass allows you to receive several discounts at many of these local attractions.

So, grab your family, embrace the adventure, and embark on a journey of unforgettable moments and cherished memories at our recommended nearby activities!