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Pioneering Adventures: Five Points Walking Tour

  • The Temple 2400 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80205 (map)
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Itinerary

  • 10:00am Introductions and breakfast pastries
  • 10:15am Tour begins
  • 1:00pm Tour concludes and guests are invited to enjoy lunch as a group nearby

Cost: $20 per person (includes breakfast pastries, coffee, and private access to the tour stops and faculty insights described below)

About this Adventure

A neighborhood in transition. Millennial haven. Revitalization model of the future. The epicenter of gentrification. What is it about this North Denver neighborhood that has captured national attention and captivated our collective curiosity? Why has Five Points taken off and what does its history and rapid redevelopment have to teach us about how we responsibly grow?

Join us Saturday, March 9 for a guided walking tour of Five Points as we take a closer look at how this vibrant neighborhood has evolved and is embracing the tension that is Denver in 2019.

What We’ll Do

The group will meet at The Temple, a social venture established to preserve and revive an important landmark built in 1882 that now provides local creators with affordable art studios and workshop facilities.

We’ll start with breakfast pastries and coffee provided by Rene Hosman (BSBA ’17), Founder of Rebel Bread and Denver Dough Collective and go over introductions and expectations for the tour. Next, we’ll head out for our series of guided journeys including the following stops and one-of-a-kind experiences:

  • Behind the scenes tour of The Temple
  • Walking tour of historical landmarks along the Welton Corridor
  • Guided tour of ’Seeking Grace’ exhibit highlighting black women throughout DU’s history at Blair-Caldwell Library
  • Presentation on the history of redlining, affordable housing, and racially restrictive covenants in Denver
  • Visit to award-winning Ramble Hotel and Death & Co Bar

Your guides will share stories of Denver’s history and traditions along the way, from unknown historical landmarks to the latest award-winning locations.

What You Need to Know (aka The Rules)

  • If you’re joining us for this exciting adventure, please plan to be there from start to finish
  • Unless it's directly related to a part of the itinerary, guests are invited to turn off technology to be fully present
  • Kids and families are welcome! We’ll cover just over a mile of walking during the course of the tour, so plan to wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing for the day.

Who We're Supporting

A portion of every ticket sold will benefit Sistah Network’s mission to help Black women who are graduate students at the University of Denver contend with the pervasive challenges they face related to graduate student socialization and academic persistence