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 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 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
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
FALL, WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE
September 26 - May 1
11 a.m. ~ $20
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 & SATURDAY
May 2 - September 26
9:00 AM ~ $26
Tours are held regardless of weather. Please wear appropriate attire. The tour route covers about 12 blocks. Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.
WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We had out of town guests. The tour was a great outing, and a fun way to give them a little taste of Salida.
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!