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BUENA VISTA WILD WEST HISTORY TOUR

WHY BOOK THIS TOUR?

History nerds love Buena Vista.  

Our fascinating history rivals any wild west town.  

On this 5-star rated tour, you will relive deadly shootouts, visit the bawdy red-light district, and learn about devastating fires that leveled the town.

Our guides provide engaging storytelling and historic photographs from the 1880s that you won't soon forget. 

 

  • Learn why the town name is pronounced so unusually

  • See the original jailhouse which housed notorious outlaws

  • View buildings still roamed by ghosts

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EXPERIENCE THE WILD WEST

Costumed guides lead this intimate, small-group walking tour.

See historical Buena Vista on this intimate, small-group walking tour.

Be entranced by fascinating tales of Buena Vista's remarkable history.

 

Visitors and residents alike are amazed to learn the many hidden secrets of this cool little mountain town.

 

  • Uncover interesting details of Victorian-era structures

  • Visit the brothel of Cock-Eyed Liz, our most famous madam

  • Shootouts that made newspapers around the nation

HUNDREDS OF 5-STAR RATINGS

This is the most popular of our historical tours.

 

Guests from around-the-world rate this a 5-star experience on every travel platform.

 

  • Learn how we relocated the county seat in the night

  • The grisly story of an attempted mob lynching

  • Learn how electricity arrived in 1888

 

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SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 1 - September 6

11:00 AM

~ $29

90 minutes

Saturday & Sunday

Tours are held regardless of the weather. 

Please wear appropriate attire. 

The tour route goes about 12 blocks.

Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

 FALL & SPRING SCHEDULE

September 7 - November 15

November 15 - March 1 CLOSED

March 1 - May 1

11:00 AM

~ $29

90 minutes

Saturday & Sunday

Tours are held regardless of the weather. 

Please wear appropriate attire. 

The tour route covers about 12 blocks.

Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

KATHELEEN NICOLLS

We had out of town guests. The tour was a great outing, and a fun way to give them a little taste of Salida.

KAY FREVERT

A great tour, interesting stories and history, visual connections to history, and a fun guide.
Highly recommend doing this!!

GAYLE ANNE DUDLEY

It was FAB and even tho I thought I knew a LOT about Salida, I learned SO much more. AND it was fun fun fun!

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