Heritage Museum tells the tales of Leadville’s exciting past. It’s located in the former Carnegie Library, which was built in 1904 and served the community until 1971.
The museum features a number of colorful exhibits, including a model of the Ice Palace, a major attraction in 1896. When it opened it was the largest ice structure ever built.
The Ice Palace featured an ice skating rink, ballroom, restaurant, dance floor, gaming areas, theater, carousel house and toboggan runs. It lasted one season because it loss money.
- Historical dioramas
- Ice Palace replica
- 10th Mountain Division display
- Colorado art
- Victorian furniture
- Mining memorabilia
There is also a gift shop featuring western souvenirs and collectibles.
Address: 102 East 9th St, Leadville, CO
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm