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 call 719-886-0088 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.
Tickets are non-refundable. Given 48 hours cancellation notice (call 886-0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org), tickets may be transferred to a later tour date.
Tours are held the first Saturday of each month, and depart at 10 a.m. from the Wild Goose Meeting House (401 N. Tejon St.) unless otherwise noted. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price).
Downtown Walking Tours are conducted in compliance with all current public health orders.
As of most recent update to this page (June 15), safety precautions will include:
– Masks required for tour guides and strongly encouraged for participants
– Tour groups of no more than 10
– Tour participants encouraged to maintain social distancing of 6′ or more
– Pre-tour beverages will be offered outdoors only
July 4: NO TOUR — HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
August 8: Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives: Celebrating the 19th Amendment
NEW TOPIC FOR 2020! 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. Discover how the 19th Amendment – which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year – paved the way for women to actively advocate for themselves, their families and their community.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE AUG. 8, NOT AUG. 1, TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH THE COLORADO GROWN FESTIVAL. THE TOUR WILL START AT LOYAL COFFEE (408 S. Nevada Ave.), NOT THE WILD GOOSE.
SEPTEMBER 5: Art on the Streets
For 22 years, the annual Art on the Streets program 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.
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.
November 7: Law & Disorder & Speakeasies
This special evening tour begins at 3:30 p.m. and concludes with a custom Prohibition-era cocktail at a Downtown speakeasy, included in price of tour admission ($18).
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR GUESTS AGE 21 AND UP.
Facilitated by staffers of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Law & Disorder explores how Colorado Springs officials fought to remain a “dry town” in “wet times;” the captivating story of how local law enforcement, concerned citizens and the Gazette newspaper worked to run the KKK out of town in the 1920s; and an infamous gun battle with train robbers in the streets of Downtown.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH THE VETERANS DAY PARADE. THE TOUR WILL START AT THE COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM (215 S. Tejon St.), NOT THE WILD GOOSE.
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. Impress your friends with the inside scoop on Downtown, everyone’s neighborhood – and be the first to know about all the great things coming soon!