Historic Sites

History buff? Visit us to explore sites on the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark Districts.

Twin Lakes Visitor Center

Twin Lakes, CO, USA

        To enhance your visit to Twin Lakes, stop by the Red Rooster Visitor Center, located on the south side of Highway 82 and County Road 26, in the heart of Twin Lakes, CO. From here, you can start a self-guided walking tour of Twin Lakes. The Visitor Center is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p....

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        Downtown Leadville

        809 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

              Stroll Leadville’s main street, and you’ll be surrounded by ornate architecture, colorful storefronts, and local businesses set in original Victorian buildings. Unlike other Colorado mining towns, Leadville still looks much as it did in years past, with local merchants lining the streets of historic Harrison Avenue and a down-to-earth, local vibe. National Historic Landmark District In fact, 70 square blocks of ...

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              East Side Mining District

                    Leadville’s East Side Mining District means above-treeline views of nearby mountains, miles of roads and trails, and the intrigue of mining ruins. Roam this area with wheels or on foot, and you’ll find old mining headframes peeking through the trees, timber ore houses on hillsides, and tall stacks of tailings, the crushed rock that once yielded precious metals. There's Gold (and ...

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                    Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin

                    912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-0487  |  Website >

                          Discover two of Leadville's earliest houses for a glimpse of life in a booming silver-mining town. The Dexter Cabin and Healy House feature lavish Victorian furniture, including objects belonging to Horace and Augusta Tabor, and a beautiful Victorian garden. Healy House August R. Meyer's 1878 Greek Revival clapboard house was built for his bride, Emma. The home has been carefully restored ...

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                          Interlaken Resort

                                Journey to a now-abandoned resort on the shores of Twin Lakes, called Interlaken, that you can only reach by trail or boat. At this National Historic Site maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, you can roam around the original buildings, set amidst pine trees and sage, including the two-story Interlaken Hotel built in 1879 and a state-of-the-art octagonal outhouse. You ...

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                                Leadville National Fish Hatchery

                                2846 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0189  |  Website >

                                      Watch fish swish at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery, built in 1889 and the nation’s second-oldest federal hatchery. Tours, Trails, and Picnics For a close-up view of the fish production process, take a self-guided tour through this brownstone building, with tanks of fish inside and out. Tours are available by appointment to organized groups. Walk the hatchery’s scenic one-mile nature trail ...

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                                      Matchless Mine

                                      Co Rd 3, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1229  |  Website >

                                            Legends swirl around the Matchless Mine, the place where one of Leadville's most notorious silver kings, Horace Tabor, struck it rich and where his mistress-turned-wife died alone and penniless in 1935. The Story of Baby Doe Tabor Horace Tabor amassed great wealth almost overnight when he bought the Matchless Mine in 1879, which became one of the most productive silver mines ...

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