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#14: Colorado was built on the back of the gold rush, and nothing epitomizes the Wild West like the town of Old Colorado City! 

Ryan and Carrie share their favorite activities and spots to see in historic Old Colorado City (aka OCC). Whether you’re taking in Territory Days or browsing quaint historical shops, this is the town for soaking in the old-timey western days of the Square State.

While it’s technically a neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City has its own unique character. Learn about Old Colorado City’s historic legacy as a mining town and how it officially became a part of Colorado Springs.

Ryan and Carrie also share about the best historical shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in this pioneer town (including an amazing German bakery). Be sure to check out the ghost tour through the underground tunnels, and learn about the seedy history of the town’s saloons and brothels. 

There’s also plenty of events to enjoy, like Territory Days, the farmer’s market, and the First Friday Art Walk. You can even take a self-guided walking tour with the Old Colorado City Walking Tour App!

If you’re looking for some flavor of the Wild West and some turn-of-the-century charm, Old Colorado City is worth a visit!
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