No tour guide? No problem. You can now take a “guided” tour through Downtown Denver or Civic Center Park as long as you have a smart device and some headphones. Starting August 4, Denver Architecture Foundation is releasing two audio tour journeys, featuring 24 locations historically significant to Denver and Colorado and highlighting more than a century of Denver’s architecture and cultural history. The tours are FREE and downloadable here.
Weaving together historic facts and preservation, the audio journeys tell an interactive story about Denver’s past, better explaining the present and helping to imagine the future. Tours can be explored on location or remotely, all while practicing safe social distancing.
The journeys are in walking or biking distance from one another and are concentrated in downtown Denver and Civic Center, titled respectively “Downtown Denver: A Game of City and Empire Builders” and “Civic Center Park: A Speerian Play.”
Tours include the following locations, by journey.
“Civic Center Park: A Speerian Play”
Civic Center Park: Voorhies Memorial Gateway & Sea Lion Pool and Greek Theater & Colonnade of Civic Benefactors
McNichols Building/Carnegie Library
Denver City & County Building
The Denver Mint
Denver Art Museum North (Martin) Building
Clyfford Still Museum
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
History Colorado Center
Denver Central Library
Colorado State Museum Building
First Baptist Church
Scottish Masonic Center
Colorado State Capitol
“Downtown Denver: A Game of City and Empire Builders”
Denver Union Station
Rockmount Ranch Wear
Larimer Square Historic District
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Brown Palace Hotel