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Jul
24

Farmer's Market - Florence

July 24th
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this sweet little town while exploring the Florence Farmers Market. Farmers Market in Florence is held in Pioneer Park every Thursday from June through end of Sept.. Times are 8:00am to 1:00pm. &nb

Jul
26

Royal Gorge Bridge - Guided Tours

July 26th
You’ll never see the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park like this again, so bring your camera.  Beginning March 15, the Bridge will be open on a limited basis to the general public weekends only for guided tours.     While

Jul
26

Tour The Abbey Monastery

July 26th
Guided Historical Tours Of The Abbey Monastery Saturdays At 11am & 1pm Or By Appointment, $5.00 Per Person.  For More Information Call 275-8631 Ext 4.

Jul
26

Fremont County Fair

July 26th
The all-American Fremont County Fair is held July 26 – Aug 3 in Canon City & Florence, CO.  This family friendly event features 4-H youth livestock, cooking, artists, craftsmen displays & competitions along with rodeo athletes and

Jul
26

Murder Mystery on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

July 26th
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.