Attractions

Memorial in Leadville

Camp Hale

About 16 miles north of Leadville on Hwy 24, just over Tennessee Pass, lies the former US Army facility Camp Hale. Established in 1942, it was created specifically for the purpose of training the 10th Mountain Divis…
Museum in Leadville

Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin

Two of Leadville’s oldest surviving homes are decked out with the owners’ original gear, plus period pieces resembling what they may have enjoyed. The Dexter Cabin was the original home of wealthy gold-mining invest…
Historic Site in Leadville

Matchless Mine

This is where silver magnate and Colorado senator Horace Tabor made and then lost millions in the 1880s, and where his glamorous and sensational wife, Baby Doe, eventually froze to death after spending the last thre…
Historic Building in Leadville

Tabor Opera House

Built in 1879 by multimillionaire Horace Tabor, this was once one of the premier entertainment venues in all of Colorado, if not the West, and hosted the likes of Houdini, Oscar Wilde and Anna Held. You can visit th…
Museum in Leadville

National Mining Hall of Fame

Although it sounds both cheesy and dreary, this is a surprisingly informative museum, with mineral displays, gold-mining dioramas, a mock-up coal mine and an introduction to the local mining industry. Kids will find…
Museum in Leadville

Leadville Heritage Museum

This middling museum includes an art gallery, Victorian artifacts from the late 19th century, a 10th Mountain Division display, dioramas explaining early mining history and our favorite piece: that rusted mining car…
Monument in Leadville

David May Monument

The stone tablet commemorating the first ever May Department Store anchored in front of 314 Harrison Ave is a cool sight for anyone who has ever been dragged by a mother or grandmother to a May store (a western US c…