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Explore the Creative District

We are located in Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado along the banks of the Cache la Poudre River, at the traditional crossroads for many native peoples, home of the early railroad, and surrounded by restored historic buildings. Downtown is where creativity and innovation intersect with history. Explore Downtown’s historic area and creative district, home to the city’s theatres and museums, an awarded hub of Colorado brewing, a mecca of public art and murals in Northern Colorado, a destination music scene, and home to Fort Collins most creative businesses.


Take a tour and experience the Creative District for yourself! Through self-guided and organized tours you can explore a bit of the Creative District’s art, food, history and music. Enjoy Art in Public Places’ transformer cabinet murals and sidewalk pavers, self guided public art tours and eye catching vibrant murals. Experience Downtown’s architecture and stories (including the old firehouse that inspired Disneyland’s Main Street!) on the Historic Explorations Tour or pick up some artwork for your home or business on the 25+ year-old First Friday Art Walk. Visitors can learn about downtown’s historic origins, as well as, colorful stories and characters while they taste some of the finest teas, chocolates, cheeses and craft libations on the Fort Collins Foodie Walk!

Tours throughout downtown are accessible via foot, bicycle, or car. Read more about even more tours at Visit Fort Collins.


There are many gems to find as you explore Downtown Fort Collins including art and music around each corner. Play some music on an artist painted “Pianos About Town”, vote for your favorite Sculpture in the Square, learn the unique stories while touring historic locations and travel through our art filled renovated alleys. Learn about all the sites that are must see places in downtown!


Take a trip to Fort Collins, see all the itineraries designed for art lovers, live music fans, and history buffs or design your own — see them all at Visit Fort Collins.


EXPLORE SPACES & PLACES! Want to explore for yourself? Check Downtown’s venues, studios and more!