Discover Downtown Cañon City
Visit downtown Cañon City for a veritable treasure trove of shops, restaurants, architecture, and attractions situated in buildings on the National Historic Register.
An ideal mix of historic and modern, Main Street Cañon City unveils pieces of our town’s mid-1800s founding through shops and restaurants situated in National Historical Register buildings.
Shop, enjoy lunch, browse boutiques, and take in galleries and public art. Stop to marvel at turn-of-the-century details and craftsmanship in the amethyst glass skylights along the sidewalk at Fourth Street and Main. Or view remnants of below-ground shops that were part of the late 1800s’ McClure House/Strathmore Hotel, believed to be the oldest building in Colorado continuously used as a hotel.
Local dining options run the gamut from epicurean to mom’s home-cooking. Linger over coffee and pastries, indulge in authentic Mexican, or treat yourself to Italian and family-friendly burger mastery. Nosh on pizza with a side of entertainment. Laugh over wings and beer and a fierce game of 8-ball. Or kick back and take in the relaxed surroundings as you sample homemade fare and chat up the locals.
Spend the day shopping for soul-stirring books, new and consigned boutique clothing and shoes, smithed and handmade jewelry, fine art by the well-known and the up-and-coming, handcrafted furniture, sporting goods, soaps and lotions, special gifts, knickknacks and prized antique finds.
For the ultimate in relaxation, visit one of our many salons, day spas and massage therapy studios. And, of course, get in your cultural fix at the galleries along Main and Macon. Stroll public art displays and view intriguing sculpted works like John Alderman’s cougar and Bobbie Carlyle’s two young girls and an ethereal angel.
Burn off some energy at one of Cañon City’s parks. Downtown, check out Centennial Park adjacent to the river. Or make some laps at the nearby pump track.