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Cemetery, Ghost, and Safari Tours

700 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1418  |  Website >

      Take a walk back in time and learn about Leadville’s amazing history. The Delaware Hotel, the town’s beautifully restored and last remaining Victorian hotel, offers a series of guided, narrated Leadville Safari tours from June through September. Local historian Roger Pretti, the author of Lost Between Heaven and Leadville: Specters, Spooks and Shades of the Departed in a Colorado Silver Camp, ...

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      Downtown Leadville Walking Tour

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

            Much of Leadville’s downtown—70 square blocks surrounding Harrison Avenue—is designated a National Historic Landmark District of Victorian architecture. In this colorful district, see buildings built between 1880 and 1905, including the largest opera house west of the Mississippi, the saloon visited by Oscar Wilde, and two historic 1879 churches. Maps are available at the Visitor Center at 809 Harrison Avenue in ...

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            Hopemore Mine Tour

            2921 County Road 1, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-0301

                One of Colorado's few remaining underground mine tours, the Hopemore Mine Tour is led by a long-time miner and journeys deep into the earth through an original mining shaft. To get there, you enter what's called the cage, then are lowered 600' down the shaft of a mine opened in 1908. Then, with your headlamp to light the way, you walk ...

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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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                    Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

                    326 East 7th Street, Leadville, CO  |  (866) 386-3936  |  Website >

                        Ride the Leadville scenic train, and step back in time to when mining and railroading were a large part of Leadville’s economy. This trip takes you high into an alpine environment with spectacular views of Colorado's highest peaks, wildflowers, and sometimes even wildlife. Old Rail Route High into the Wilderness Journey from Leadville’s depot, built in 1896, to the Continental Divide ...

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                        Route of the Silver Kings

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

                            Take a driving tour through the 20-square-mile historic mining district surrounding Leadville, on dirt roads passable in cars. The Route of the Silver King tour has 12 stops, including mines, power plants, ghost towns, and mining camps. Maps are available at the Visitor Center at 809 Harrison Avenue in Leadville....

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