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Tabor Opera House

308 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3612
+1 719-486-8409
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Excellent historical tour

We had a charming young lady in the part of Baby Doe showing us around. It was fascinating to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve W
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
History is all about tragedy, too

My wife and I are history buffs. We especially love to investigate the history of the Civil War and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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308 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3612
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a charming young lady in the part of Baby Doe showing us around. It was fascinating to see backstage and the wonderful theatre. I do hope the cash can be raised to fully restore this beautiful building which should be the star of...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and I are history buffs. We especially love to investigate the history of the Civil War and the Old West. Since we don't fly, we enjoy taking long driving vacations to the East and South and West, to places like Gettysburg and Antietam...More

5  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard great things about the venue, but it was closed. Call ahead. It appears to be worthwhile.

Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

So enjoyed the visit. I lived in Leadville when my late husband worked at one of the mines and did see a couple of plays at the opera house but never took the time to see the whole place or learn the history. It wasn't...More

4  Thank Jacque P
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I happened upon this little gem and loved the history and charm of the Tabor Opera House! The authentic artifacts were charming and the original stage with period costumes and seating gave us insight into the life and times of this little...More

3  Thank 2Travelers92308
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I really enjoyed our tour of the opera house today. The lady who took us was very friendly, provided interesting information, and answered our questions. I was fascinated with the backstage area with dressing rooms for the actors & actresses. You can freely go in...More

1  Thank TirelessTraveler915
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Stopped in a lark as we walked the town of Leadville...and loved the sense of travelling back in time we got from being in this grand old theatre. You get to wander at will above and below...and seeing where the leading lady and leading man...More

1  Thank anne g
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Horace and Baby Doe Tabor were real people and the stuff of legend. Leadville is a small town now, but a little more than a century ago it was a wealthy mining center with an opera house that rivaled those in major American cities. The...More

4  Thank SophieTosca
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Visiting Leadville is a walk through American history and the Tabor Opera House represented the cultural center of the great mining town. You can walk on the stage perform and hear the fantastic acoustics. The facility has been minimally restored. so you get a real...More

2  Thank abbydab
Reviewed 5 August 2015

If you love history and performing arts, it is a wonderful tribute to the glory days of Leadville. Hurry if you want to see it. The family that saved this beautiful piece of history is at the end of their road.

3  Thank Joy B
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