Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo) Tours
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A lively district of restaurants, shops, and nightlife, Lower Downtown Denver (or LoDo) is a top destination for Denver culture. In addition to its vibrant scene, though, LoDo is also home to some of the city’s best-preserved historic architecture and more Victorian–era buildings than anywhere else in the United States.
Once infamous for its saloons and brothels, the 29-block LoDo neighborhood is now largely restored and renovated but retains historic charm. Wander past landmarks like the 130-year-old Union Station, the historic Daniels & Fisher (D&F) Tower, and the Oxford Hotel en route to hip bookstores, local hangouts, and breweries. Explore the area’s boutiques and galleries on a Denver walking tour to get a sense of the area’s history and revitalization from a tour guide, or opt for a culinary or craft beer tour for a specialty sightseeing experience.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Plan to walk or bike around, as traffic can be intense.
- If going out for dinner, make a reservation to avoid long waits in this popular neighborhood.
- Kid-friendly restaurants and activities make this neighborhood good for family outings.
How to Get There
LoDo is located in northwest Downtown Denver, surrounded by Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. Travelers can drive, park, and walk around, or take advantage of the bike-friendly streets. When it comes to public transit, the Union Station transit center is at the heart of the neighborhood with buses and Light Rail stops.
When to Get There
LoDo is open and vibrant year-round, though visitors might enjoy warm summer weather over snowy Colorado winters. Nightlife is especially popular here, making LoDo a good base for a night on the town.
Nearby Denver Attractions
Nearby landmarks include Coors Field, the Molly Brown House Museum, and Larimer Square. A historic Denver city tour might also introduce you to further Mile High City sights such as Capitol Hill and Wynkoop Street.
Address: Lower Downtown, Denver, Colorado, USA
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo)
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Beer & Brewery Tours
Discover why Denver is nicknamed the ‘Napa Valley of Craft Beer’ on a fun and social beer tour and pub crawl through the historic Lower Downtown (LoDo) district. Pop in to four local breweries to taste more than 10 samples of Colorado craft beer with an expert hops-, ale-, and lager-loving guide. Find out how Denver became the center of the craft brewing movement in the West, and walk off all those tastings with a jaunt through the city’s oldest and most dynamic neighborhood.
Private and Luxury
NOTE: In order to make all of our guests feel comfortable, this tour is limited to only 9 people; because of this, this tours tends to sell out quickly. This is where it all began, in 1856. This walking tour is a fun adventure through the oldest and most trendy neighborhood in Denver. You will be treated haunted stories, scandalous events, and historic locations. Some of the stops include: The Dairy Block, Larimer Square, Union Station, Coors Field, Brothel Row, Rockmount Ranch Wear, The Oxford Hotel (the oldest hotel in Denver), LoDo, Cat Alley, Sukura Square, D & F Clock Tower, and the 16th Street Mall, plus much more. We will stop at the Dairy Block, for coffee and snacks.
Experience Denver like never before on this guided, 3-hour, small-group, motor-scooter tour. Learn about the city’s history and architecture while visiting favorite locations like Confluence Park, Lower Downtown (LoDo), National Velvet, LoHi, Denver Highlands, Colorado Convention Center, Coors Field, Denver Union Station and much more. Ride on side streets and multi-lane roads. Guided training plus a helmet, eye protection, sunscreen and more are included.
History is meant to be fun! Get funky on this 3 hour boozy tour in LoDo. On this pub tour you'll journey back in time to the early days of Denver and experience what life was like, especially for us “petticoat wearing” women during the late 1800’s. You'll travel through Denver’s original Red Light District and hear stories about famous madams, unsolved murder mysteries, secret liaisons and sip tasty beverages as we discuss forgotten stories from our past. We make 4 drink stops along the way. Stop 1: Seven Grand- Journey back in time and learn about Denver's creation. Stop 2: House of Mirrors- Sip drinks in the famous bordello of the west and learn about what life was like for women who lived and worked on "The Row." Stop 3: Oskar Blues Brewery- We discuss the underground tunnel system that runs throughout the city and learn about a forbidden dance. Stop 4: Larimer Square- Experience the oldest block in the city. *Stops subject to change - Drinks NOT included in ticket price.
Gain a better understanding for Denver’s history as you walk your way through this 3-hour historical tour. Stroll from the Lower Downtown to the Auraria area and over to the Highland area. Your guide fills you in on the history of each region and how they all connected to become what we know today as Denver. You’ll also receive an electronic copy of ‘Insider Guide to Denver’ with tips to discovering all the city has to offer.
Discover Denver's wild west history, modern energy, and most Instagram-worthy sights on a small-group walking tour. See where the city was founded as an early mining encampment, and check out where locals go to dine, play, and get cultural in downtown Denver. Stop for photos in front of a big blue bear, dancing aliens, and other curious public art, plus the exact spot where you can stand ‘a mile high.’ Rest your feet along the way over included lunch at a French cafe.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo)?
The best ways to experience Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo) are:
- Lower Downtown Denver Craft Beer Tour
- Denver's HIstory and Ghost Adventure
- Denver Guided Sightseeing Tour on Motor Scooters
- 3-Hours Denver's Original Red Light District Pub Tour
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