LoDo, Denver’s oldest neighborhood, is home to some of the city’s best-known restaurants, galleries, shops and boutiques. Located in the heart of downtown, businesses ranging from finance and real estate to retail and start-ups can be found here. Whether you are here to work, play, or live, LoDo’s family-friendly attractions and businesses entices visitors and locals alike, making it the country’s most vibrant neighborhood.
Get Here by Bus
RTD buses serve people throughout that Metro Area and many bus lines connect to Union Station Transit Center.
SkyRide is RTD’s convenient, affordable bus service to and from Denver International Airport (DIA) and includes a stop at Union Station.
Take the Light Rail
RTD’s light-rail system connects LoDo to the greater Denver Metro Area. Currently, three lines stop at Union Station:
- W Line: Golden – Union Station
- C Line: Mineral – Union Station
- E Line: Lincoln – Union Station
Travel for Free
Traveling from one end of Denver’s bustling 16th Street Mall to the other, the free MallRide runs seven days a week and stops on every block between Union Station and the 16th Street Mall.
The free MetroRide makes 13 stops during a round trip on 18th and 19th Streets, going between Union Station and Civic Center Station.
Explore LoDo By Bike
Denver is becoming one of the nation’s most bike-friendly cities, continuously growing with infrastructure for bicycles, which makes getting around by pedal power much more effortless and satisfying. Explore LoDo with a bike from Denver B-Cycle, Denver’s bike sharing systems. There are about 700 bikes at 84 stations located all across Denver.
Historic LoDo Walking Tours
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
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.