Every kid loves trains, so it stands to reason they’d love taking a trip on the train. We put that theory to the test, here’s what we found…
Taking a trip on the train is a fantastic opportunity to experience your environment in a whole new way. It’s a way to get from here to there and actually see all the things along the way…Through the large windows of a train you’ll see fantastic scenery, cool sights and interesting people.
Though is was a short trip, it took us several hours. We left Salt Lake Central Station at approximately 4 p.m. and arrived at Ogden Station at about 5 p.m. The kids were excited to see the sites and enjoyed the trip (although they started to ask “how much longer?” a station or two before arrival).
The kids loved the deep, long hand carved wooden benches that have lined the station’s halls since it was built. I loved the interesting art and the bulletin board made of old wine corks and bottle labels (see photo below).
We had dinner at the Union Grill. The portions were large, particularly the kids plates, and everyone enjoyed their meal tremendously. The kids also liked the train artwork located throughout the room.
We wanted to get home early and get the kids ready for bed, so we didn’t stay long. We took the 7 p.m. train out of Ogden and arrived back at Salt Lake Central Station around 8 p.m. The kids were still excited to look out the windows, but we spent much of the trip home talking to one another and sharing stories – great time for chats and family bonding!
Snacks and beverages are allowed on the trains, but I would recommend against anything more than fruit snacks or something similar. These trains are very clean and have restrooms.
Travel: Group Pass $12