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Old Colorado City Historic District, Colorado Springs

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Old Colorado City Historic District offers over 100 shops, dining spots, and attractions hidden behind brick facades. Founded in 1859, the town was a major gold-processing hub during the Gold Rush era and hosted strikes that led to Colorado Labor Wars. Today it presents venues that serve gourmet meals--Greek, French, Ethiopian, and Mexican specialties--and treats like frozen yogurt and chocolate confectionaries. Spend some time at the local wine bars, art cafes, and live entertainment pubs, or shop for antiques, clothes, and jewelry. You can also browse through collections of fine art and pottery designed by local artists. Among the activities here, you can take up horseback riding, taste British treats and teas, and visit reportedly haunted places. Plan to visit Old Colorado City Historic District during your Colorado Springs vacation using our convenient Colorado Springs itinerary maker.
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To experience the scenic beauty surrounding Colorado Springs while on holiday, consider staying at a resort just outside the city, offering sweeping views of the mountains plus access to championship golf courses, tennis courts, and spa/fitness facilities. You can also discover Colorado's great outdoors by pitching a tent at one of the area's many campgrounds, or by renting a cozy cottage or mountain cabin.  If you prefer to stay near downtown, consider a moderately priced inn or motel, located a short walk from the city's finest shops and restaurants.
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  • We visited on the 2nd day of celebrations. Markets galore and lots of good food choices. Cold beer and loved the home made lemonade. Excellent entertainment and interesting shops.  more »
  • Old Colorado City is for everyone with very neat, and small unique shops, and place to eat! Our favorite place to eat is Uchenna - the best Ethiopian food!!  more »
  • Pretty area and cute stores. We are glad we didn't miss driving here. Bought a few things and had a nice lunch at a place called Dats Italian.  more »