Old Colorado City History Center, Colorado Springs
Coined the wild west in 1859, Old Colorado City has a rich and wild history. In 1977, Old Colorado City was designated a National Historic district.Use our Colorado Springs travel route planner to visit Old Colorado City History Center on your trip to Colorado Springs, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Today Old Colorado City represents the best in shopping, dining, art and entertainment while keeping the friendly, homespun flavor of the west.
Start your adventure off at the Old Colorado City Welcome Center located at 2324 West Colorado Avenue on the West Side of Colorado Springs. Pick up your FREE coupons and area map.
The Old Colorado City Historic District runs from 23rd Street to 27th Street on Colorado Avenue though we have a rich variety of shops and restaurants from Highway 25 to the gateway of Manitou, south along highway 24 and as far north as Uintah Street.
FREE parking lots are located on 26th and Pikes Peak Avenue, 25th and Cucharras Street and between 25th and 26th on Cucharras Street. There is plenty of customer and metered parking also available. Follow these directions or enter 2324 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 into your GPS or Phone.
Old Colorado City History Center Reviews
This place absolutely ROCKS!!! The pictures of the past are amazing, and all the items they have in here to share with you will leave you in awe. The staff is very helpful with questions, and the time... more »
Excellent free local history museum of Old Colorado City the first capital of the state. Terrific special programs during summer. Got information about free downtown historic district walking tour app... more »
This is a free museum run by volunteers in the heart of Old Colorado City. It's worth going in at least once to check out and read up on some of the history of Colorado Springs. I learned a lot including how railroad workers used to slide down the Cog Railway on their butts to get home faster, a method that lead to some interesting innovations (and injuries). They take donations but it's not required.
Very interesting display of the history of the beginnings of Colorado as a territory and state. Great collection or artifacts. Then walking the historic streets. Good restaurants near by.
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