Downtown Denver History & Highlights - Small Group Walking Tour

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Downtown Denver History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Mile High City has an even longer history to explore. Join this group walking tour and discover Denver. Go deep into downtown and see how this small town home to dazzling architecture became the capital city of the Centennial State. You’ll pass by city landmarks, stroll through adjacent neighborhoods, and hear fun facts about those who’ve called Denver home throughout history.
  • Great activity for new visitors who want to learn about city highlights
  • Hang out in LoDo, the heart of downtown's shopping scene
  • Explore Larimer Square, Union Station, and the Capitol
  • Let your guide suggest where to eat, shop, and visit in the city

What's Included

  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1449 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, USA

    At the Colorado Veterans Monument in Lincoln Memorial Park, on the west facing side of Capitol Building, between Lincoln Street and North Broadway.

End point

  • Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    A central location in the LoDo neighborhood, close to public transit.

What To Expect

Colorado State Capitol

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Larimer Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Denver Union Station

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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263 reviews
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Great way to experience different neighborhoods
Heidi1120, Apr 2024
Our guide Kristina had fantastic energy and so much knowledge on the history of the city. Had a great time walking, she paced well, considerate, engaged with everyone on the group.
Denver in a different light!
Andreas_B, Mar 2024
Bruce!!! He is an excellent tour guide with a lot of insight and background knowledge! If it wouldn’t be for him and the tour, we wouldn’t like Denver at all. But he brought Denver to life for us! I highly recommend this tour!
Sofia_H, Feb 2024
Despite of a snowy day, the guide was very enthusiastic and shared all the history of Colorado and the Denver city.
Great tour!
Deborah_T, Feb 2024
This tour is great! I learned so many interesting facts about Denver. And Bruce was awesome! Very informative! I would definitely recommend this trip if you come to Denver.
Good Tour
Serita_B, Jan 2024
This was our first time in Denver so we enjoyed the history very much. Walking was all flat and easy.
Family reunion!
Laura_C, Dec 2023
Kristina was very knowledgeable and friendly- it was a great tour! She touched upon things to do in Denver - very helpful!
Great time on Denver!
Albert_C, Nov 2023
Interactive tour that covered a lot of ground. Bruce was a fun tour guide who was knowledgable and engaging. From seeing the sights to the handy pictures to local hot spots, this tour covered it all. Complete with dive follow up links after the tour!!
Fun and engaging
Cara_M, Nov 2023
We had a great tour with Kristina! She kept our teenagers entertained and managed the slower pace of the grandparents too. Well worth it! Thank you!
Very fun walk with Kristina
Patrick_H, Nov 2023
Our guide, Kristina, was knowledgeable & pleasant. We had a fine stroll and learned a lot about Denver. Plus we got tips on places to eat
Thank you Christina
hanne_k, Oct 2023
The vast knowledge on Denver of the tour guide Christina. I only had one day to explore Denver and her tour was perfect. I also followed some of her tips to shops and a roof top bar.
Kristina was fabulous. ...
Ellen_F, Oct 2023
Kristina was fabulous. She was very knowledgeable and personal and fun. We enjoyed our tour and learned a lot.
Great tour guide, full of...
Belinda_P, Oct 2023
Great tour guide, full of interesting info. Great way to learn about Denver. Loved learning about t he history and neighborhoods.
A wonderful way to spend a Denver morning
Lindsay_I, Oct 2023
Kristina was great! I enjoyed this walking tour and learning about the history of Denver from a local!
Sunday afternoon walking tour with Kristina
NANCY_D, Oct 2023
Kristina was my walking tour guide and she did an amazing job showing me the highlights of downtown Denver. As a Denver native and history/architecture lover, she shared more knowledge of the area in 2 hours than I could have gathered otherwise! She made the history of the area very real! The best part of the tour was hearing all the interesting bits of history!
Great tour, great guide
Pam_C, Oct 2023
Our tour guide Kristina was great - learned a ton about the history of Denver while keeping it interesting and entertaining. Small group size was a plus.
Fun tour to do!!
Fergie_S, Sep 2023
We loved learning the history of how Denver became to be! Plus we got to explore the area and sightsee.
Denver Tour
Neal_M, Sep 2023
Anne was great! She was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about Denver’s history. We had a good time!! Highly recommend!
Love the Denver walking...
Rebecca_B, Sep 2023
Love the Denver walking tour with Dwayne. My uncle was visit g the area but I live here and learned so much!
Kristine was lovely,...
Nat_K, Sep 2023
Kristine was lovely, engaging and knowledgeable. She has a great knowledge of the area both historically and culinarily and was happy to adjust for the participants needs and interests.
Learning lots of history...
Andria_M, Aug 2023
Learning lots of history of the area and certain buildings. He pointed out great food ideas. He was friendly amd knowledgeable

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