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ATLAS OBSCURA SOCIETY DENVER: DENVER'S FORGOTTEN UNDERGROUND

ATLAS OBSCURA SOCIETY DENVER: DENVER'S FORGOTTEN UNDERGROUND

by Atlas Obscura Society Denver
$20 – $25

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

Rio Grande

1525 Blake St.

Denver, Colorado 80202

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DESCRIPTION

Have you ever seen a manhole cover with little glass circles in it and wondered why it was different from the others? Did you know that there were actually tunnels under the sidewalks and those manhole covers imbedded with glass circles allowed light into the tunnels below?

This is just one of the ways that you’ll learn to spot the remnants of Denver’s underground life on our walking tour with historian Tracy Beach, author of “The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado's Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks.” Tracy is a Colorado expert on tunnels and has been featured on Secrets of the Underground.

After our exclusive tunnel spotting tour, we’ll rendezvous at The Rio Grande restaurant. Grab a cocktail and settle in as Tracy shares photos and stories, revealing more of Denver’s forgotten underground past.

Note: this tour encompasses the history of the tunnels and reveals the remnants still visible from the street. We will not be entering the tunnels due to safety issues.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • The 3:00 and 4:00 PM tours both include a one hour walking tour and a one hour presentation of stories and photos. If you choose the 3:00 PM tour, you’ll begin with the walking tour. If you choose the 4:00 PM, you’ll start with the presentation. All tours will start from the Rio Grande.
  • Please meet at The Rio Grande restaurant 15 minutes before your tour time, 1525 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202
  • Event will run rain or shine.
  • This event is suitable for ages 12+.
  • ADA: Some parts of the tour will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Please contact james.oneill@atlasobscura.com for additional accessibility information/questions.
  • Copies of Tracy’s book will be available for purchase at the event

QUESTIONS?

Email James O'Neill at james.oneill@atlasobscura.com.

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The Obscura Society is the real world exploration arm of Atlas Obscura. We seek out secret histories, unusual access, and opportunities to explore strange and overlooked places hidden all around us. Join us!

Atlas Obscura Society Denver: Denver's Forgotten Underground at Rio Grande

1525 Blake St., Denver, Colorado 80202

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