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Oct
24

TAOS National Society of Watercolorists Exhibit

October 24th
Fremont Center for the Arts is hosting the TAOS National Society of watercolorists Exhibit Oct 3-31. http://www.fremontarts.org/

Oct
24

Florence Fright Nights

October 24th
The event will be held at St. Joseph's Manor, 600 W. Third St. ( East end of the Florence Municipal Building- Rear entrance. The cost is $5.00 per person and cash only!

Oct
30

Spook Parade

October 30th
Downtown Canon City Bring your kids to the Clock tower at 3rd and Main. For a Halloween Costume Contest and join the Spook Parade prizes will be awarded or Best Costumes For more INFO: 719-275-9731

Oct
31

Last Mystery of the Season Royal Gorge Route "Murder Mystery"

October 31st
A Murder Mystery on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.  Enjoy an evening of delicious food, breathtaking scenery, outstanding service and a Classic "who dunnit" murder mystery.  For more information call 888-724-5748 or view www.roya

Oct
31

Murder Mystery on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

October 31st
A Murder Mystery on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.  Enjoy an evening of delicious food, breathtaking scenery, outstanding service and a Classic "who dunnit" murder mystery.  For more information call 888-724-5748 or view www.roya

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Canon City

A Brief History of Cañon City, Colorado

The Cañon City Historic District was first organized by the Cañon City Claim Club in March of 1860. The six members were responsible for developing minerals in the area. Residents in the area voted to name the settlement “Town of Canyon City” but the reporter for the meeting used the Spanish “cañon” spelling, giving the city its official name. As prospectors and settlers streamed in from the east in search of mineral and agricultural riches and a new way of life, the town grew rapidly and by 1862, one year after the onset of the Civil War, Cañon City was the booming county seat of Fremont County.

Discover Downtown

Located just eight miles east of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park on Highway 50 (also known as Royal Gorge Boulevard), Main Street Cañon City offers a diverse, historic downtown commercial district. Downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the largest intact historical districts in Colorado. The 80 buildings comprising the district form a cohesive grouping that reflects Cañon City’s development as a regional commercial center. The authentic small-town Main Street atmosphere is evident from “Old Max” (the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility) at First and Main Street to the Post Office at 15th and Main. A stroll down Main Street will introduce you to the city’s cultural and social center.

Flavorful Options

Coffee shops and restaurants featuring Mexican, Italian, Chinese and down-home cuisine, as well as a variety of watering holes, are abundant along Main Street. Families can enjoy sharing a handcrafted pizza while being entertained by a magician; visitors and locals sit side by side on bar stools devouring burgers and ice cold microbrews after a game of pool; while others people-watch and savor homemade pastries and desserts.

Boutiques, Galleries & More

Shoppers will find small business owners offering books, musical instruments, clothing, shoes, furniture, groceries, fresh flowers, electronics, art, jewelry and so much more. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to pick up that perfect souvenir to commemorate your Cañon City visit. A handful of second-hand stores will satisfy the bargain hunters in your group and the many local art galleries and museums will keep everyone busy for hours.

The people of Cañon City invite you to explore downtown, chat with some locals and get acquainted with the community.