Explore Colorado's Largest National Historic District
In town for vacation, or visiting nearby Buena Vista or Leadville and wondering what you'll find in Salida? Treasure as hidden as the gold miners once sought in our mountains, that's what! Salida's colorful history has ghosts, murders, gunfights, over 100 preserved buildings, several devastating fires, and one helluva story behind it all.
When searching for top tourist attractions and places to see in Colorado, think 'walking shoes.' Why? By taking one of our escorted cultural and historical tours, you'll walk back in time. In the 1880's, Salida was full of outlaws and entrepreneurs, big dreams and bigger violence, mining riches and ladies of the evening. Historic downtown is one of the top places to see in Colorado.
Our guided historical and cultural walks guarantee entertaining tales, laughs, locals-only insights, and a living history experience. From one-hour scenic strolls to historical food tours to a spooky, nighttime-only darkside walk, we have something for every member of the family! Open year-round. Children under the age of 8 are always free.