Downtown Walking Tours

2020-21 Tours

Hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Catch a public tour for $10 on the first Saturday of each month, or email info@downtowncs.com to reserve a private tour for 10 or more. Student and corporate tours also available.

PRE-REGISTRATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Tours frequently sell out in advance. Click individual dates below to purchase tickets.

STARTING TIME & LOCATION

NEW for 2021: Morning and afternoon tours available! Tours are held the first Saturday of each month, and depart at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. from the Wild Goose Meeting House (401 N. Tejon St.) unless otherwise noted. Participants are encouraged to arrive 30 min. early to enjoy a free  beverage of their choice (included in ticket price)

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Downtown Walking Tours are conducted in compliance with all current public health orders.
As of most recent update to this page (November 10), safety precautions will include:
– Masks required for tour guides and for participants
– Tour groups of no more than 10
– Tour participants encouraged to maintain physical distancing of 6′ or more
– Pre-tour beverages will be offered outdoors only

CANCELLATION POLICY

Tickets are non-refundable. Given 24 hours cancellation notice (call 886-0088 or email info@downtowncs.com), tickets may be transferred to a later tour date.

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DECEMBER 5: WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN

What’s that crane in the sky? What new business is coming to your favorite block? Where did that piece of public art go? Get the answers with What’s Up Downtown, an interactive experience of all the exciting changes coming to the heart of the city in 2021. 

REGISTER FOR DEC. 5 MORNING TOUR

REGISTER FOR DEC. 5 AFTERNOON TOUR

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JANUARY: ART ON THE STREETS

For 23 years, the annual Art on the Streets exhibit has transformed our Downtown streets into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals. Sample the currently installed pieces and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them.

REGISTER FOR JAN. 2 MORNING TOUR

REGISTER FOR JAN. 2 AFTERNOON TOUR

Image courtesy Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

February: Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives
Celebrating the 19th Amendment

What did suffrage mean to the lives of women in the Pikes Peak Region? Facilitated by staffers of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, this tour highlights women’s stories of work, activism and philanthropy in the historic working-class neighborhood of Southwest Downtown. 

NOTE: This tour starts at Loyal Coffee (408 S. Nevada Ave.).

Register for Feb. 6 morning tour

Register for Feb. 6 afternoon tour

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March: COS@150

In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum unveils a new walking tour, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture is drawn from the museum’s newest exhibit, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years.

Register for Mar. 6 morning tour

Register for Mar. 6 afternoon tour

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APRIL: ART ON THE STREETS

Last chance to see the 2020 exhibit! For 23 years, the annual Art on the Streets exhibit has transformed our Downtown streets into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals. Sample the currently installed pieces and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them.

Register for Apr. 3 morning tour

Register for Apr. 3 afternoon tour

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MAY: COS@150

In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum unveils a new walking tour, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture is drawn from the museum’s newest exhibit, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years.

Register for May 1 morning tour

Register for May 1 afternoon tour

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JUNE: Art on the Streets

First chance to see the 2021 exhibit! For 23 years, the annual Art on the Streets exhibit has transformed our Downtown streets into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals. Sample the currently installed pieces and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them.

Register for Jun. 5 morning tour

Register for Jun. 5 afternoon tour

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July: HOMETOWN Heroes

This special walking tour highlights lesser-known figures from the history of Colorado Springs who took a stand against violence and injustice. Downtown Partnership would like to thank the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for the educational research and resources that informed this tour.

Register for Jul. 3 morning tour

Register for Jul. 3 afternoon tour

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AUGUST: COS@150

In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum unveils a new walking tour, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture is drawn from the museum’s newest exhibit, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years.

Register for Aug. 7 morning tour

Register for Aug. 7 afternoon tour

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SEPTEMBER: Art on the Streets

For 23 years, the annual Art on the Streets exhibit has transformed our Downtown streets into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals. Sample the currently installed pieces and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them.

Register for Sep. 4 morning tour

Register for Sep. 4 afternoon tour

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October: Ghosts of Downtown 

Hear spooky stories from Colorado Springs’ early days in this interactive tour featuring local storytellers from the Pikes Peak Writers Guild. Some stories are real; some are fake – can you tell which is which? Hear the untold stories of local historic buildings and get to know the Ghosts of Downtown in this special offering from Downtown Partnership.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a VERY popular tour! Multiple dates are available, but don’t wait to register.

Register for Oct. 1 evening tour

Register for Oct. 2 morning tour

Register for Oct. 2 afternoon tour

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NOVEMBER: COS@150

In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum unveils a new walking tour, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture is drawn from the museum’s newest exhibit, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years.

Register for Nov. 6 morning tour

Register for Nov. 6 afternoon tour

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December: What’s Up Downtown

What’s that crane in the sky? What new business is coming to your favorite block? Where did that piece of public art go? Get the answers with What’s Up Downtown, an interactive experience of all the exciting changes coming to the heart of the city in 2022.

Register for Dec. 4 morning tour

Register for Dec. 4 afternoon tour

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Downtown Walking Tours are conducted in partnership with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

Downtown Partnership would also like to thank Pikes Peak Writers Guild, the Wild Goose Meeting House, Loyal Coffee and Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street for their ongoing support.