Skip to Main Content

Denver, Colorado: Soundwalk

Grates embedded in the sidewalks of a downtown Denver street broadcast sounds that make you think that you're walking above a subway, or perhaps subterranean chickens. It's art!

Address:
Curtis St., Denver, CO
Directions:
Downtown, on Curtis St. between 15th and 16th Sts. Eight blocks north of US 40/Colfax Ave., and about a mile east of I-25 exit 210A.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Soundwalk

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Soundwalk

I was walking down Curtis Street a couple of weeks ago, heard pigs snorting near the Federal Reserve Building, and was totally confused. Now that I know about Soundwalk, I know that I wasn't losing my mind. And I wanted to tell you that it is still working.

[Ro, 01/06/2024]

This audio-art installation has been confounding pedestrians for 20 years.

Soundwalk.

Soundwalk

I think I first heard the crazy sounds under the street about 20-22 years ago. Definitely a fun spot that catches people off guard. From lions roaring to trains, it's a fun touch to the city.

[Jenn, 05/27/2019]
Soundwalk

They work. But the sounds are timed. Ocean waves. Engines. Cows-pigs! Subway cars! be patient and listen. Very cool. On Curtis between 15-16, opposite Sam 3.

[Suzanne, 09/12/2017]

Soundwalk.

Soundwalk

Working! :)

[Nancy, 07/09/2014]

Glad to hear it! This is one of those attractions where visitors risk arriving when it is awaiting repair/restart, or it may have "quiet" hours. And someday the surface populace will grow weary of subterranean chickens.

Soundwalk

As far as I could tell they no longer work. :-(

[Shannon, 04/25/2014]

May 22, 2014: Alex reports that they are working "as of tonight."


Nearby Offbeat Places

Giant PencilGiant Pencil, Denver, CO - < 1 mi.
The Old Prospector: 12 Feet TallThe Old Prospector: 12 Feet Tall, Denver, CO - < 1 mi.
Big Blue BearBig Blue Bear, Denver, CO - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Cellular Village, Ken Caryl, CO - 15 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Colorado Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights