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Denver: Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

1. Denver: Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Denver’s historic Lower Downtown into a giant game board? This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two-hour sightseeing tour of Denver’s LoDo district. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins at a historic building and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic area, Coors Field, Union Station and Confluence Park you discover the rich history, art and culture of the original Denver. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Since you are the creator of your own schedule, you can stop for lunch midway or for a later cold brew at one of the many hot spots in the area. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.

Denver: LoDo Craft Beer Guided Walking Tour

2. Denver: LoDo Craft Beer Guided Walking Tour

Taste your way through the historic Lower Downtown district of Denver as you visit 4 hand-picked microbreweries to sample seasonal and local ales, lagers, and stouts. Take a guided 1.5-mile walk through the LoDo and Ballpark districts and visit fantastic microbreweries to sample beer along the way. Make 4 stops on your tour and go behind the scenes of the brewing process, visit a brewpub that began a nationwide franchise, and drink in the brewery founded by the governor. Learn about the city's history and how it became the capital of craft beer. Discover why Denver is dubbed the “Napa Valley of Beer” from your tour guide, share a drink with them, and ask them all your beer-related questions.

Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

3. Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

Select from 5 unique walking tours to learn more about notable buildings in Denver, and the individuals who built them. Join a knowledgeable guide on one of the following tours to learn more about architecture and local history. Lower Downtown Walking Tour (LoDo) Begin the tour at Union Station, and admire the beautiful architecture of LoDo as you learn how Denver went from a small grouping of tents to a major railroad hub to skid row to an urban hot spot. Capitol Hill Walking Tour Begin the tour outside the Molly Brown House Museum. Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these stately homes at the end of the 19th century. Historic 16th Street Tour Wander down 16th Street in downtown Denver, which has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858. Hear of Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light. Mansion of Quality Hill Tour Discover Quality Hill which boasts architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion, and the Zang Mansion. Learn more about the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver. Larimer Square Tour Explore Denver’s oldest block and how local citizens saved the block from ruin and dilapidation and created the city’s first historic district.

Denver LoDo: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

4. Denver LoDo: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

Explore Denver's historic Lower Downtown District (LoDo as the locals call it) on a self-guided walking tour. Follow clues on your smartphone and solve interesting puzzles along the way. You will receive details of the website and login credentials after booking. Visit the website and start your adventure with your smartphone as your guide. See the hip and happening 16th street mall, sights along Cherry Creek, and many lesser-known sights of the downtown district. Play with your group at your own pace as the game guides you through the city. Solve the 21 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you learn local history. Score points for correct answers and aim for a high score on the leaderboard.

Denver: Guided City Driving Tour

5. Denver: Guided City Driving Tour

Take in the landmarks of Denver as you go on a city driving tour. Drive past Coors Field stadium, check out the iconic landmark of Union Station, and view the architecture of Brown Palace Hotel. When you finish, take some memorable photos at the Big Blue Bear Statue. Hop into your car at the meeting point and let your driver take you around downtown Denver and the CBD. See Union Station, a renovated train station that dates back to 1914, which houses many restaurants and bars. Then, pass by Coors Field Stadium, home to Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. After this, go to the CBD to check out Brown Palace hotel. Marvel at the architecture of this upscale hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Get back into your car and head to Colorado Convention Center for a photo beneath the famous Big Blue Bear Statue. On certain days, you may have the chance to see Colorado State Capitol. Finish your Denver experience as you are dropped back to the starting point.

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What people are saying about LoDo, Denver

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 21 reviews

The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable & engaging. She provided us a welcoming experience to better understand the history of Denver & why the architecture & landscape changed over the years. During the history tour, we were fortunate to come upon local residents that currently owned & were staying in one of these places. These residents were friendly & invited us inside their home to quickly see the interior architecture, the remodeling changes they did, etc. We also got a rare chance to meet a local actually redesigning many of these historic homes to make it more inviting for residents to live. And though we got lucky with these opportunities, our tour guide still managed to keep us within our designated tour timeframe. If you want to get a different historical perspective of the city, I highly recommend you attend this tour.

We had our tour with Pam. She was super energetic and gave a great tour. She gave a lot of great insights and it was a lot of fun. Can definitely recommend the tour was very interesting!

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable of the history of these beautiful buildings. He was freindly and answered all of our questions. I would take a tour again with him.

Our guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about Denver history. I have already recommended her tour to all my Facebook friends!

Fun and a way to see things we would never have otherwise. Thanks for the good time.