Every building hides a sliver of the history of our community. Stroll along West Elkhorn and take a look beyond the front door into the past.
'Walk' along West Elkhorn from the comfort of your home by clicking the link below, or if you're in Estes Park, scan the QR code in the front window of participating buildings to see history on your device and learn as you stroll.
A printed summary of this walking tour is available at some West Elkhorn businesses if you're a hold-it-in-your-hand kind of person. (available in June)
Additional buildings and stories are being added regularly, check back often.
A nod to The Taffy Shop for funding this website and tour project. Say "Thanks" when you visit them at 121 West Elkhorn Ave- its like visiting a museum who makes great candy, they opened in 1935.
We must also acknowledge the resources and broad knowledge of some local people who have enabled us to collect the stories about West Elkhorn Avenue. We're doing the legwork and research as they provide the resources to share these colorful, accurate stories. Many property and business owners (and even some loyal old customers) contributed their piece of history to the project, and are in some cases the only record of the story that has been handed down for many years- THANKS to each of those history buffs!
If you have any information to contribute, or would like to add to the information shared on this tour, please contact us here.
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