Downtown Alamosa

Downtown Alamosa

The Hub of the Majestic San Luis Valley

Alamosa is often referred to as the hub of the San Luis Valley as it's the largest town in the region and offers a strong connection to the valley’s historic past and culture. Much of the area’s historical significance is alive and well today, on display both in downtown and through a collection of museums and historical sites across town. For visitors, it’s also a favorite location to dub as “base camp” due to its convenient location near a handful of exciting destinations. With over 100,000’s acres of pristine national forest land, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and numerous wildlife refuges found right in our backyard, you won't have to look far to discover something breathtaking.

No visit is complete without stopping downtown where there’s history to be found on every block. We invite you to stroll around our historic downtown to check out welcoming shops, sample local eateries, and maybe even sip on craft breweries that line the town.

Established by Railroading, Fueled by Agriculture

Alamosa’s modern history exploded during the Gold Rush era when our town was declared a “hub” for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Fueled by the discovery of gold and silver and reinforced by new distribution channels for the high desert valley’s array of crops, Alamosa quickly began to grow into what it is today. Our deep roots in agriculture and railroading are still very present in our culture today. Doubling as our Visitor Center, you can visit the original depot center of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad—now the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad—and take in much of its history on-site. Although it’s currently closed for passenger service, it’s still worth checking out!

Experience the Taste of Local

Deeply rooted in our history of agriculture, we’re prideful in showcasing farming practices within our plates and pints found around town. You can expect to find the freshest ingredients in local restaurants, farmers markets, and even on tap at the local breweries. Barley sourced from the valley is a key recipe within some local craft breweries offering the ultimate farm-to-tap experience, with an unprecedentedly short supply chain. By visiting our restaurants and breweries, you’re supporting the shakers and makers of the valley. When compared to visiting a big city, you’ll likely get to meet the chefs, owners, and brewmasters of each establishment along the way adding further to the experience.

Historic Alamosa Walking Tour

You can stroll through our region’s vivid history one step at a time! The Historic Alamosa Historica Alamosa Walking is a well-charted journey through town that identifies significant locations of interest all within a small handful of blocks. You can find a brochure here: ​​

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Southern Colorado Museum Trail

Alamosa marks the perfect location to embark on the museum trail, which is comprised of 22 museums, 3 scenic byways, geologic wonderlands, and more.

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Alamosa Train Depot

The Alamosa Train Depot doubles as a historical site as well as one of Colorado's 9 Welcome Centers, located right in downtown Alamosa. Alamosa was founded, in part, ...
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Calvillo’s Mexican Restaurant

Authentic Mexican cuisine, from the menu or all day buffet, banquet room, full bar.  

El Super Taco

Get your taco fix at El Super Taco!! They have every kind of taco you can imagine, beef, pork, chicken, and they're all made fresh to order! Make them your way with fresh ...
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Green Spot Garden Center & Antiques

Antique store with a huge inventory that can sometimes change daily. Also carries gardening supplies, plants, fertilizers and many gardening needs. 

Historic Downtown Alamosa Walking Tour

A stroll around Alamosa’s downtown reveals its history and small town charm. From red brick to pressed metal ornamentation and glazed colored tile, Alamosa is a stud ...
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Kristi Mountain Sports

Since 1969 Kristi Mountain Sports has been the San Luis Valley's premier location for all your biking, hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and sandboarding n ...
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May-Wa Chinese Restaurant

Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Great downtown location with easy access and additional parking behind restaurant. 

Milagros Coffeehouse

"Great Coffee, Great Cause" offering specialty coffee, pastries and panini sandwiches.  

Nino’s Mexican Restaurant

Authentic Mexican cuisine, huge menu with lots of items to choose from.  Nino's offers an outdoor patio to spend a cool evening with friends and family. Private room ...
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Oscar's

Mexican cuisine, served just like you like it. Within walking distance from the Welcome Center and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.  Great choice for dinner after a d ...
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Rubi Slipper

The Rubi Slipper has classic American cuisine, and is open for lunch and dinner. Famous for their $1 Taco Tuesdays, they've extended that special to every day. Enjoy burg ...
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San Luis Valley Brewing Company

The San Luis Valley Brewing Company began with a desire to offer the finest in craft brews and fine food in an inviting atmosphere.  Specialty beers are created on p ...
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San Luis Valley History Museum

The San Luis Valley Museum, located at 4th and Hunt in Alamosa, features displays of the diversified cultures and arts of the area.  Among the various displays in ...
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Square Peg Brewerks

Square Peg Brewerks is a brewery and tasting room that focuses on farm-to-tap beer.  Their ingredients come straight from their local farm and are processed through ...
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St. Ives Pub & Eatery

Classic American grill and pub.  Great place to gather with friends for Happy Hour.  Live local entertainment on some weekends. Burgers, sandwiches, full bar, c ...
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Thai Hut

Located in Downtown Alamosa Thai Hut offers a asain cuisine for the whole family. The Thai Hut also offers a Sushi Bar.   

Wild Roses

Wild Roses has expanded and is now taking furniture, antiques and 'stuff' on consignment!! Call 589-2888 if you have some items you need to get out of your garage! Wild ...
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Wize Apples

This American-style restaurant is serving up the traditional burger and fries with enormous portions and affordable prices. They have daily lunch and dinner specials, plu ...
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