In 1858, General William Larimer staked claim of a square-mile piece of land located on a hill overlooking the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, naming it “Denver City” to honor the governor of the Kansas Territory. That spot, where Denver originated, is now encompassed by what is known today as the Lower Downtown Historic District (LoDo).
LoDo was established in 1988 and its residents are dedicated to preserving the rich history and architecture of the turn-of-the-century buildings they have been entrusted with. The LoDo area is comprised of brick warehouses, industrial and commercial buildings that have been renovated into office, retail, and loft spaces.
Today, this 25 square-block district has it all. LoDo has become a destination attraction for entertainment, restaurants, brewpubs, jazz clubs, specialty shops, and art galleries.
Sports are way of life here. The excitement of fans entering Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies) and the Pepsi Center (home of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Mammoth) fills the streets on game days.
Make a day of it. Grab lunch and hit the shops, take in a sporting event and join friends for dinner and drinks at your favorite nightlife venue. It is all waiting for you in LoDo.