A trip to Union Station in Ogden, UT is a journey back in time. The kids will love it! The museum is just large enough to be a fun adventure, though small enough not to be a full day affair.
My kids enjoyed seeing the history of transportation. We could see firsthand how people used to travel when long distances were journeyed not in airplanes, but on trains. The visuals and hands on attractions at Union Station helped to make history real.
Riding in Style: An exhibit highlighting the evolution of passenger train travel. There was a fun dining car photo op in this area.
Spencer S. Eccles & Delores Fox Rail Center: On the Eccles Rail Center there are a variety of locomotives, switch engines, boxcars, cabooses and steam powered rotary snow plow on display.
Wattis-Dumke Model Railroad: The model railroad and scenes depict the local terrain, featuring the Sierra Nevada, the Lucin Trestle across the Great Salt Lake, Ogden Union Station and Historic 25th Street.
Maintenance of Way Children’s Area: A hands on exhibit, which includes artifacts rail workers used to maintain the railroad. Kids can pretend they’re truly working on the railroad.
Golden Ages of Motorcars: Automobiles from the Golden Age of motorcar history are on display.
We had a wonderful time wandering through the interior and outdoor exhibits. I especially enjoyed watching my children look on in wonder at the old vehicles. I so delight in sharing history with them so they have perspective on the wonders of the world.
Details for your trip:
2501 Wall Avenue