Discover the History of Downtown Colorado Springs

Posted on 05/23/19 by Allison Snyder

Seniors Walking

In partnership with the YMCA Colorado Springs and Downtown Ventures, get out and about on historic Downtown Colorado Springs walking tours, each with a different theme, on three consecutive Saturday mornings. Meet outside the Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada, on the west side of the building; free parking in the Y parking garage  (enter from westbound Bijou Street)  A whisper system will be provided. Wear good walking shoes, and bring your own hat, sunscreen and  water. Guests are always welcome on these walks, but they will need to register individually to sign the waiver.

Ghosts of Downtown
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9 - 10 a.m.

Hear spooky stories from Colorado Springs’ early days in this interactive tour featuring local storytellers. 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.

Register now.

Contemporary Art
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9 - 10 a.m.

For 21 years, the annual Art on the Streets program has transformed our Downtown streets into an outdoor sculpture gallery. Sample the currently installed pieces and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them.

Register now.

What's Up Downtown
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9 - 10 a.m.

Past meets future in this behind-the-scenes tour of Downtown’s historic architecture and contemporary murals. Hear the stories of these iconic urban artworks and learn how both contribute to a more walkable, inviting environment for all.

Register now.

Guests are always welcome on these walks, but will need to register individually to sign the waiver.


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