WILD WEST HISTORY TOUR

WHY BOOK THIS TOUR?

History nerds love Salida.  Our fascinating history rivals any wild west town.  On this 5-star rated tour, you'll relive deadly shootouts, visit the bawdy red-light district, and learn about devastating fires that leveled the town. Our guides provide historic photographs from the 1880s and engaging storytelling that you won't soon forget. 

 

  • Learn why it's Sah-Lie-Dah, not Sah-Lee-Dah (proper Spanish)

  • Salida was originally named South Arkansas--what changed?

  • In early days, we had more fights than could be recorded

  • Walk Colorado's largest National Historic District

  • Our first marshal was shot his second week on the job

  • Go inside historic buildings not open to the public

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EXPERIENCE THE WILD WEST

See historical Salida on this intimate, small-group walking tour. Be entranced by fascinating tales of Salida's remarkable history. Visitors and residents alike are amazed to learn the many hidden secrets of Colorado's largest National Historic District.

 

  • Uncover interesting details of Victorian-era structures

  • Hear the touching story of Salida's most beloved dog

  • See the location of the fire of 1888 that destroyed the town

  • Uncover a locals-only joke hiding in plain sight

  • Find dozens of historical markers most walk past

  • Visit the spot of Salida's oldest bakery

5-STAR RATED TOUR

This is the most popular of our historical tours. Guests from around-the-world rate this a 5-star experience on every travel platform.

 

  • Discover facts of the red light district & the colorful madams 

  • Learn how electricity arrived in 1887

  • Salida--one of the most modern towns in the west? 

  • Relive the deadliest shootout in Salida history

  • Visit historic Salida Opera House--one of the finest anywhere

  • Our most famous marshal was gunned down in 1883

 

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SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 1 - September 6

6:30 PM ~ $28

90 minutes

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.

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY

 FALL & SPRING SCHEDULE

September 7 - November 30

December 1 - March 1 CLOSED

March 1 - May 1

5:00 PM ~ $26

90 minutes

Tours are held regardless of weather.  Please wear appropriate attire.  The tour route covers about 12 blocks. Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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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