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 26

9 AM ~ $26

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.

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY

FALL, WINTER, & SPRING SCHEDULE

September 26 - May 1

10:00 AM ~ $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.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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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