Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour

As one of Denver’s oldest business districts, LoDo has seen Colorado’s gold rush, the industrial era, skid row, and finally urban revitalization. Experience LoDo’s history through a self-guided walking tour, and learn about some of Denver’s most beautiful buildings—hotels, business houses, saloons, and brothels, along with the often notorious individuals who occupied them. The preservation efforts, in celebration of LoDo history, saved many buildings that exist today. Click here for the Walking Tour Map.

Guided Tours of Historic LoDo

Take a stroll through Historic LoDo with college professor Kevin Rucker for tales of LoDo’s ghosts, early Denver’s movers and shakers, conmen and scoundrels. There are two options for tours, the Historic LoDo Walking Tour and the Adults-Only Adventure.

Historic LoDo Walking Tour
Walking tours are 2-hours long and are designed for all ages. We particularly recommend this tour for school-aged groups, grades 4 – 12. Tours are scheduled by appointment only. See below for tour contact information.


  • Adults 18+ $10
  • Students and Military $5
  • Children Under 12 Free

Adults-Only Adventure
Attendees will be regaled with tales of early Denver’s movers and shakers, conmen and desperados, brothels and opium dens, ghost stories, and Denver firsts, from cheeseburgers to lethal gas chambers. Complimentary appetizers are served with opportunities to purchase cocktails. These tours run every Saturday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Please note: Attendees must be 21 or older.


  • Adults 21+ $20
  • Students and Military $15

All LoDo tours meet in front of The Market located at 1445 Larimer Street on Historic Larimer Square. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Private Group Tours available for 6 or more people.

For reservations and tour information, contact LoDo Walking Tour Coordinator Kevin Rucker at [email protected] or via phone at 720-690-7432.