CCentral City is a hidden gem set high in the mountains above the thriving front range hustle and bustle. A trip to central city guarantees each visitor with a step back in time to a day when miners walked the streets and gold veins ran through the hillsides. Through diligent historic preservation efforts, today, Central City is very much as it was 100 years ago.
The majority of buildings in this small town were built in the 1800’s between 1860 and 1900. The most common comment I hear from visitors is “I feel like I’m in an old West movie”.
In 1874, most of the buildings in Central City were destroyed by fire. The town was rebuilt, this time of brick and stone; most of these buildings are still standing today. You’ll see a large mural along the road into town depicting the history of this fire.
Depending on the day of your tour we can often get access to the old Central City Opera House for a truly unique (and private) photo session. (additional $6/pp entrance fee applies).
If you enjoy photographing old historic buildings, signs, churches, graveyards and the like… You will love this little town.