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You really never run out of fun reasons to visit Old Colorado City and there is certainly no shortage of things to do when you get here. Come by and see how we’ve grown from a Wild West frontier town to one of the premier Colorado destinations for shopping, dining and fun.

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Old Colorado City is the perfect blend of historic character, small-town charm and all the fun and excitement visitors have come to expect from a top Colorado destination. Once slated to become the capital of Colorado, this historic town has grown a lot from its Wild West roots — without losing the unique roots that make it so special.

In Old Colorado City (check out shopoldcoloradocity.com), eclectic boutiques, award winning restaurants, and charming local art galleries offer hours of entertainment, perfect for strolling the day away down beautiful, tree-lined streets. At night, the pubs and restaurants become hubs for live music and performances as well as some of the country’s best beer, wine and spirits.

Your visit begins when you park in any one of the three conveniently located parking lots. Then it’s simply a matter of choosing which way you want to go or what you’d love to do. Want to find that quintessentially Colorado souvenir? The perfect dress for an evening out? An inspired sculpture or painting for your home? All of that is right here, tucked between restaurants, candy shops and ice cream parlors offering an unparalleled variety of cuisine.

If all that isn’t enough to get you out and about, Old Colorado City is also home to some of the Pikes Peak region’s most-loved events, including the three-day Territory Days street fair, which offers attendees live music, kid-friendly fun, local vendors and tasty street food fare. First Friday ArtWalk showcases 15 galleries featuring hundreds of works of art by local artists. There’s also the deliciously fun Taste of OCC food and spirit tasting. Oh, and Scarecrow Days, Pumpkins in the Park, and Christmas Stroll.

See a full list of Old Colorado City events here.

Things to know


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Average time

2-3 hours

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Three parking lots are clearly marked by banners along Colorado Avenue.

-25th and Cucharras Street
-26th and Pikes Peak Avenue
-Cucharras Street between 26th and 27th Street

There are endless possibilities for shopping, dining, karaoke, free summer concerts, farmers market, local and unique art and so much more. Get all the details at shopoldcoloradocity.com

Click on to shopoldcoloradocity.com/events for the event calendar. Old Colorado City hosts several premiere events throughout the year such as Territory Days, Farmers Market, First Friday Art Walk, Pumpkins in the Park, Santa’s Cabin and Christmas Stroll; just to name a few.

Old Colorado City – The Gateway to the West – was founded as Colorado City on May 22, 1859. OCC was the original territorial capital.

Typically, shops are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. however each one has its own hours and this will vary seasonally. A complete list of contact information for individual shops at shopoldcoloradocity.com.

A wide variety of continental restaurants, including pizza, barbecue, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish and American that include nine Best Of: Colorado Springs award winners.


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