Downtown Walking Tours

2022 Tours

Presented by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes

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

Tours are held the first Saturday of each month*, departing at 10 a.m. from various Downtown coffee shops (check individual dates for location details). Participants are encouraged to arrive 30 min. early to enjoy a free beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). *November tour is second Saturday.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Tickets are non-refundable. Given 24 hours cancellation notice (call 719-886-0088 or email info@downtowncs.com), tickets may be transferred to a later tour date.*

OCTOBER: Ghosts of Downtown

Starts at Loyal Coffee (408 S. Nevada Ave.)

TOUR STARTS AT 12 P.M.

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 untold stories of historic buildings and get to know the Ghosts of Downtown.

REGISTER FOR OCT. 1 afternoon TOUR

Image courtesy Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

NOVEMBER: Making History Downtown

Starts at Story Coffee (120 E. Bijou St.)

From the colorful displays of Hispanic heritage at La Fiesta Bonita in Acacia Park, to the anti-Vietnam War protests on the steps of City Hall, history is made Downtown. Facilitated by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, this tour explores the meaning of Downtown for previous generations and tour participants’ own lives, as they consider stories of celebration and protest, identity and belonging, entrepreneurship, and traditions. Note: this tour is the second Saturday, November 12.

Register for Nov. 12 morning tour

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December 2022: What’s Up Downtown

Starts at Loyal Coffee (408 S. Nevada Ave.)

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 2023.

Register for Dec. 3 morning tour

Thanks to our partners

Downtown Walking Tours are sponsored by MAGGIE TURNER, REALTOR WITH SPRINGS HOMES.

History tours are conducted in partnership with the COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM.

Downtown Partnership would also like to thank Pikes Peak Writers GuildThe Perk Downtown, the Wild Goose Meeting HouseLoyal Coffee and Story Coffee for their ongoing support.