Old Colorado City Historic District, Colorado Springs
W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Contact: +1 719 577 4112
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
This three-block historic district of restored brick buildings once served as Colorado's original capitol back in 1861. ... More
Old Colorado City Historic District
This three-block historic district of restored brick buildings once served as Colorado's original capitol back in 1861. Today it is both a shopping and dining magnet. Old brick buildings and thick towering trees hem both sides of Colorado Avenue to create a visually appealing throwback feel, without relying upon touristy gimmicks and campy decorations. The district is jammed with 113 shops, galleries and restaurants that all have the refreshing distinction of not being chains. Special events such as Territory Days draw big crowds.
The shops are beautiful and we got a lot of Christmas shopping done.. Loved the Farmers Market, and I even got a great deal on cable TV there from a little place called C McMullen Enterprise. They helped us save a lot of money on cable.
The quaint shops are fabulous. Shop owners very polite and friendly. Found one shop with almost all Colorado made items. Jewelry was beautiful and well priced. Bought some and plan on buying more before my trip is over.
Lunched at Thunder & Buttuns, Loved the Elk Chili.
Will be back.
I ended up at the West end of Old Colorado City last Saturday and discovered they have an indoor farmer's market. Word is it is running every Saturday from 10-5 and while it does not compare to what you can find in the middle of summer there were fresh greens for a salad and lots of locally prepared foods. Look for the signs just east of 26th St on Colorado Ave. I would have missed it If I wasn't walking.
There is some great artwork in Old Colorado City. I found Hunter-Wolff Gallery at 2510 W. Co. Ave. & the Second Floor Studios at 2418 W. Co. Ave., above the Michael Garman Bldg. (entrance on Colbrunn Court) to have some really great artwork. The studios are home to 16 artists & you can visit their studios, see their work & maybe even see them at work on one of their paintings. Definitely worth a visit. Old Colorado City has an ArtWalk on the first Friday of every month & it's fun to visit the galleries & studios.
The Old Colorado District was so-so. Some shops were great in value for souvenirs, yet others were the same ol' "made in china" type stuff you can get anywhere. The area was N O T H I N G compared to Manitou Springs. Manitou is sooooooooooooo much better!!! Trust me! If you "want" to see Old Colorado, that's fine; but I bet you will agree with me once you have visited both!
We pulled into old colorado city at 7am. and parked at Bancroft park. Huge trees towered over our heads when we got out of the car. The temperature was perfect, even for July.The shops were amazing!A lot of crafts. Now I must admit I would have liked to see more art, but We got very hungry so we stopped in a place called Meddow Muffins. The food was kind of pricy for the quality, and it was stuffed with Military guys cussing up a storm. But it hit the spot, and refueled us for some more window shopping. After lunch we made our way to the other side of the street. My wife liked the doll shops and my kids loved the cow boy feel of the entire place. All in all I had a great time wandering the streets and I kept thinking that it must be very beautiful here at chrismas time! I can't wait to come back.
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