Discover Old Town
Get a feel for settler life in the well-preserved Old Town, which is designated both a national and local-historic district with 28 historical buildings. Included is the Armstrong Hotel, a Fort Collins landmark, that was restored in 2004 to its former “Art Deco” elegance. Speaking of art, Downtown Fort Collins has its very own Creative District which was put in place to serve as a hub for creative economic activity, which in turn enhances the area as a desirable place to live and visit.
You’ll likely notice a strong resemblance to Disneyland’s Main Street USA: we’re proud to say that it was modeled after our own downtown Fort Collins! Old Town Fort Collins is lined with local boutiques, cafes, antique shops, retail stores, and candy and confectionery shops. There are a variety of restaurants (more than 84) serving dishes for every taste. Not to mention, there are countless places to dine outdoors so you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Be sure to ride the only original trolley car west of the Mississippi through the beautiful historic Old Town neighborhood. If you enjoy live music, you’re in luck. On any given day you can enjoy the sounds of local musicians drifting through the square. View our calendar for upcoming events in the Old Town throughout the year.