At one time a bawdy collection of saloons, rooming houses, brothels, and opium dens, Ogden's 25th Street has become the "in" place to shop and eat. Within its historic buildings are several antiques shops, specialty stores, restaurants, and bars. Among the best stops here is Artists & Heirlooms, 115 25th St. (tel. 801/399-0606), for all sorts of artworks and antiques. Needlepointers should make a point of visiting the Needlepoint Joint, 241 25th St. (tel. 801/394-4355; www.needlepointjoint.com). Also worth a look are Gallery 25, 268 25th St. (tel. 801/334-988; www.gallery25ogden.com), a cooperative gallery featuring the work of local artists and Umé, 186 25th St. (tel. 801/393-7326; www.umedesigns.com), a hip boutique for women.
At the mouth of Ogden Canyon is Rainbow Gardens, 1851 Valley Dr. (tel. 801/621-1606; www.rainbowgardens.com); dubbing itself as Utah's largest gift shop, it has everything from flowers and Olympic souvenirs to a restaurant and a trail head out back.
Those searching for specialty shops or their favorite stores will enjoy Newgate Mall, 36th Street and Wall Avenue (tel. 801/621-1161; www.newgatemall.com), with boutiques, department stores, abundant eateries, and a 14-screen movie theater. The mall is open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from noon to 6pm.
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