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Old Colorado City Historic District

West Colorado Ave & 24th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719 577 4112
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Bedford, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Old Colorado City Historic District is fun to stroll around. We especially enjoyed the Simpich Museum. This used to be a family who made hand-crafted character dolls. The dolls are beautiful and the displays are lovely. There is a marionette show there also and it is worth taking the time to see. The marionettes are beautiful and the presentations... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for that gift for the person who has everything. Come here. There are some interesting shops, galleries and eateries. Prices vary. Some are expensive, some are not. But its fun to look and shop.

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Lacey, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The 4 block area consists of various artists shops, galleries, restaurants and several Colorado speciality stores. If you take the self guided history stroll, you can get a glimpse into CO Springs past. If you are not a person who likes to stroll and browse the shops, you probably will want to pass this up..and go to the Manitou Springs... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'm so glad I read about this area on TripAdvisor before going to Colorado Springs. There are lots of unique shops so it makes for a great place to stroll around and shop. Couple of bars and restaurants as well, but I didn't try them. The whole area is just a few blocks long, there's lots of free parking and... More 

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Colorado Springs, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The old Colorado city is like a quaint historical district it reminds you of a quaint European village.You see all kinds of people from everywhere walking on the sidewalk from all cultures.. The charm of this day is you get to sample all kind of foods , coffee ,music, and culture.When you walk down the street you see beautiful art... More 

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Dallas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Like a step back into old Colorado. Loved the ambiance and the shops. Only problem is the limited parking, but visiting in the less busy times of the day is optimal.

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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Old Colorado City is a well kept secret. While Colorado Springs concentrates on the downtown corridor, this gem of locally owned, unique shops sits just minutes away down Colorado Avenue. The historic nature of the West Side has been preserved (unlike downtown) and the chains have not taken over the landscape (unlike downtown). Here you'll find one-of-a-kind items to fill... More 

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

They have a lot of different stores and I felt the prices were very inexpensive in comparison to most historic shopping districts. I purchased more items there than any other stop on my trip.

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Colorado Springs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old Colorado City is a quaint town, lots of shops, local venders and great eateries. Nice day trip. Great fun during holidays! Wouldn't recommend Jorge's-service was HORRIBLE.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

No big name retailers here, just a great collection of local and smaller shops. A wide variety of shops, from candy, gifts, arts/ crafts and resturants. Easy access/ parking, great walking. Don't forget to take time to take in some history. From what I understand, one of the first capitals from Colorado's past.

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