The best way to get a real feel for the City of Denver is to sign up for a walking tour provided by Historic Denver. If you’ve ever been on a tour given by the Chicago Architectural Foundation, you’ll know exactly what to expect. And that is an award-winning experience. Combining history with architecture and a heaping helping of hometown stories, Historic Denver will bring the Mile High City to life. Check out the LoDo Walking Tour. LoDo is shorthand for Lower Downtown and this tour will fill you in on the founding of Denver, how the railroad made a major impact, and how the neighborhood has become a study in both preserving historic landmarks and developing new properties. The 75-minute LoDo Walking Tour, which begins and ends at Union Station, is given at 1:00 on Fridays and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $15. And it’s led by a professionally trained docent to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your historic Denver buck.
Historic Denver got its start in 1970 when a group of concerned citizens came together to save the 1889 home of famed Titanic survivor, Margaret "Molly" Brown. Ever since that time, the group has been dedicated to ensuring that other equally important structures remain intact and in great shape. Some of these projects include restoring 9th Street Historic Park, rebuilding the Curtis Park neighborhood, and saving the Paramount Theater. Along with the LoDo Walking Tour, Historic Denver will soon be offering a whole host of tours covering a variety of neighborhoods. Obtain tour information online at www.denver.org/includes/calendar-of-events/LoDo-Walking-Tour/21638/.