Leadville

Holiday Shopping in Town & Online

        This year, you can shop from your favorite Leadville and Twin Lakes stores from the comfort of your home! The Share the Love Online Holiday Marketplace is open now until noon on Dec. 23, 2020. Shop goods and gift certificates from local artists, shops, attractions, and nonprofits. You are sure to find unique gifts that your friends and family will love. Pick ...

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        Enjoy a Real Winter in North America’s Highest City

              Snow and real winter have come to Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! At 10,152’, North America’s highest-elevation city offers snow from early season through late spring. Check out our outdoor activities—all naturally socially distanced. Plus great museums and restaurants to warm you up! Now Open for Winter Ski and Snowshoe Trails: In Leadville, we welcome snow in the fall and keep ...

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              Meet Leadville’s National Museum to Mining

              120 West 9th Street, Leadville, CO  |  719-486-1229  |  Website >

                    Did you know that Leadville, Colorado, is home to a national museum? The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is perched in North America's highest-elevation town. Visitors often say they are surprised by the depth of this unsung museum, which tells the past, present, and future of the nation's mining. There, you can learn about mining through geology, science, historic ...

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                    Ghosts of Leadville, Colorado

                          In the ghostly spirit of Halloween, check out these stories of past Leadville souls. Many still make their presence known in this Colorado mining town. They float and creak in 1880s Victorian buildings and abandoned mines. Read these tales with a shiver. Then make plans to visit the sites where spine-chilling events took place. Mineral Belt Trail Bike, walk, or cross-country ...

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                          Fall for Leadville’s Museums!

                                This fall, be sure to visit the museums in Leadville, Colorado! They offer a great way to learn more about Leadville, named a Best Historic Small Town by USA Today in 2020, and the mining that built it. Imagine yourself living in a fancy home during the Silver Rush days. Or crawling through narrow passageways underground. Or attending a pioneer synagogue. ...

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                                Top 10 Reasons to Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, CO, this Fall

                                      Leaves change first in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. At elevations around 10,000’, the aspen usually peak mid- to late September, surrounding scenic drives, hikes, bike rides, and train rides with golden leaves. Here are some of our favorite reasons to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes this fall! 1. National Scenic and Historic Byway – Autumn Roads All roads into Leadville ...

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                                      Camping Guide to Leadville & Twin Lakes, CO

                                            [Updated August 20, 2020] In this summer of social distancing, camping in Leadville and Twin Lakes is a popular getaway. As Colorado continues in the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase, we share this guide to help you plan your own camping trip. Where to Camp Explore the campgrounds near Leadville and Twin Lakes, or book a ...

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                                            Leadville Named a “Best Historic Small Town” by USA TODAY

                                                  [Updated Oct. 16, 2020] Leadville is honored to be a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award Contest for “Best Historic Small Town”! Leadville was the only city in Colorado to win in this specific category. How Winners Were Chosen Twenty nominees were chosen by a panel of relevant experts, which included a combination of editors from ...

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                                                  Lodging Reopens June 1st in Leadville and Twin Lakes, CO

                                                        Summer is kicking off in the high country, and lodging is reopening in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! As of June 1, 2020, lodging properties may reopen if they’ve received approval from Lake County Public Health Agency. This means that when you stay in Lake County, you can do so with confidence that your room meets careful and thoughtful guidelines for ...

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                                                        New: Meet the Characters of California Gulch, Online

                                                              If you love the mining history in Leadville, Colorado, don't miss this new online exhibit from the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. The painting depicts California Gulch, just to the southeast of downtown Leadville, where you can still see remnants of the famous mines. Within this simple painting are stories of colorful characters from Leadville's mining days. Colorful Characters ...

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                                                              12 Reasons You Can’t Miss Leadville Boom Days

                                                                    This year marks the 70th running of the burro races at Leadville Boom Days, a three-day festival to celebrate mining heritage in Leadville, Colorado. And this long-standing festival truly has something for everyone! Themed "70 Years of Haulin' Ass," the event kicks off Friday, Aug. 2 and goes through Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. In addition to the best-known events—the burro races, ...

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                                                                    12 Great Reasons to Visit Leadville This Summer

                                                                          Summer is underway in North America's highest-elevation town. Explore these top 12 reasons to visit Leadville, and plan your trip today. Cultural Events at the Tabor Opera House: Concerts, plays, comedy, ballet, and more in the Tabor Opera House's first season under Leadville ownership, plus revamped tours six days a week. See the 2017 schedule. Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad: Special ...

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