ULTIMATE SALIDA TOUR EXPERIENCE

THIS TOUR HAS IT ALL

This half-day tour offers downtown Salida at it's finest. From history to exploring underground Salida (something most locals haven't seen) to a deep dive into our history, this is the tour for those wanting a complete immersion.  Everything Salida is part of this comprehensive experience--history, sites, artists, bars, fascinating stories, shops, and great food.

 

  • Explore the underground system, hidden from the public site

  • Take a top-to-bottom private tour of The Salida Palace Hotel 

  • Visit one of the last Carnegie libraries in the nation

  • Be captivated by saga of Salida's most famous Marshall

  • Stop halfway for snacks and drinks at a locals favorite eatery

  • See photographs rarely viewed by historians or locals

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A HISTORY LOVERS DREAM TOUR

The 'must-see' tour for those wanting a deep dive into downtown Salida--Colorado's largest National Historic District.  You'll get the full 'local' experience, and discover a side of Salida visitors rarely see. Engaging storytelling, historical sites going back to 1880, behind-the-scenes visits at local establishments, charming shops, and tasty food are all part of this jam-packed ultimate Salida tour experience.

 

  • See active hauntings, including an ancient mortuary

  • View the 1890 Salida Opera House

  • Free beer or soda and snacks at a great local eatery

  • Fascinating historical details not shared on any other tour

  • Plenty of time built in for questions and discussion

  • Visit the oldest building in town plus the oldest church

5-STAR RATED TOUR

Our most detail-filled tour.  Guests from around-the-world rate this a 5-star experience on every travel platform.  This is the tour for those with a deep appreciation of in-depth historical exploration.

 

  • Stroll the Creative Arts District and see gorgeous works of art

  • Discover how Salida funded the town on vice

  • Free ice cream cones at end of the tour

  • Live demonstrations of an 1887 printing press

  • Discover 136 buildings from 1880-1910

  • Insights and fascinating stories not offered on any other tour

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FALL, WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE

September 26 - May 2

1:00 PM ~ $120

4 hours

FRIDAY

20 person maximum. Tours happen regardless of the weather.  Please wear appropriate attire. Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 2 - September 26

9:00 AM ~ $145

4 hours

THURSDAY

20 person maximum. Tours happen regardless of the weather. Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

MONICA GUTIERREZ

I live in Salida and brought out of town guests. It was such a fun and informative experience for me and my guests. As a local, it was valuable to learn about Salida's rich history. It's so easy to walk past our historic downtown buildings and not notice the fascinating details. My guests really enjoyed the tour as well.

LYDIA SEGAL

Excellent informative, funny tour. Held my interest the whole way, learned lots. Will actually sign up for another tour with a different theme.  It was that good.

SALIDA PALACE HOTEL

We took our staff on a tour and we LOVED it! The information presented was interesting and taught us important historical facts that are helpful in our business. The sense of humor was fun and lighthearted. We recommend these tours to all of our guests.

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