A RUSSIAN SPY & MURDER CONSPIRACIES

There is something magical about this valley.  There is also something sinister beneath the surface.  From the rough-and-tumble early days to modern crimes of intrigue and violence, Salida has a dark past. 

  • Learn why a 1900s police officer shot a suspect in the back

  • See where a nationally-reported lynching occurred
  • A brazen robbery occurred after our largest festival
  • The train yard was the location of numerous brutal assaults

YOU'LL NEVER SEE SALIDA THE SAME

Wandering the charming streets of downtown Salida it's hard to imagine crime occurring, much less the sensational type of law-breaking found in our past.  Here's a taste of what you'll learn on this intriguing, fact-based tour into the criminal side of town.

  • A 1940s Russian spy ring used Salida as a drop spot

  • Bootleggers sold liquor and led police on high-speed chases

  • A mob-related bombing of a downtown building

  • Murder conspiracies and still unsolved disappearances

5-STAR RATED TOUR

Experience the newest tour, crafted with our famous expert storytelling.  This is destined to be a popular offering.

  • Discover the truth of modern murders and knifings 

  • Hear the grisly tale of a lawman gunned down in daylight

  • Follow an early morning bank robbery

  • Prostitution, illegal gambling, and drugs found a home here

SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 1 - September 26

1:00 PM ~ $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. 21+ to drink. Alcohol not part of the price.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY

FALL, WINTER, & SPRING SCHEDULE

September 26 - May 1

5:00 p.m. ~ $26

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. 21+ to drink. Alcohol not part of the price.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

KRISTINE THORPE

My daughter and I did the Ghost & Murder Tour. We had a ton of fun. 

NICK LUNA

We did the Ghost & Murder Tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and well-spoken. He kept us laughing the entire time and had a lot of cool information on the local history of the town!

EIMY GARCIA

The tour guide was fun, outgoing, funny and knowledgeable. What made it more interesting was that he made sure he could answer all of your questions and had more information to add. He made sure everyone was enjoying the tour and of course we did !

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