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Vail Museums

The Vail Valley offers interesting and engaging museums that spark young minds to explore with engaging exhibits. Explore the only federally chartered national mining museum in the world, a railroad museum that traces the history of local trains and rails, a museum dedicated to Colorado's rich ski heritage and an award-winning restored barn and a Caboose from the Denver Rio Grande Railroad.

The Vail Valley is located in one of the most fascinating geographical and historical regions in the state. Thanks to this honor, it is graced with renowned and educational museums. Recreation is at the heart of a visit to Vail; awareness is also key to enjoyment of the region. Whether it's the National Mining Museum & Hall of Fame in Leadville, the Colorado Ski Museum in Vail, or one of the other many local places of historical interest, a trip to a local museum is a great way to spend a day.

The Vail Valley offers interesting and engaging museums that spark young minds to explore with engaging exhibits. Explore the only federally chartered national mining museum in the world, a railroad …

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Featured Museums

Matchless Mine

Gold panning with tour of an authentic mine site.

The Matchless Mine was once a cornerstone of the fortune of one of Colorado's richest men. In this celebrated rags-to-riches-to-rags story, discover … Read More

Delaware Hotel in Leadville, CO (719) 486-1229
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Canyon Bikes

A Historical Bike Tour of Glenwood

The Hot Springs Pool is not the only historic landmark in Glenwood Springs, take this bike ride to see and learn more about the areas past!Ride your … Read More

Downtown Glenwood Springs in Glenwood Springs, CO (970) 945-6605
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Museums

Imagination Station

The perfect place for hands-on fun!

Providing a fun learning environment for local and visiting children ages 2-12 and their families. The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, … Read More

675 Lionshead Place Lionshead, CO (970) 479-2292
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Walking Mountains Science Center

Exhibit hall & nature programs in Avon

Explore and learn about the fascinating natural mountain communities: ants, beavers, the sustainable features of the state-of-the-art green exhibit … Read More

318 Walking Mountains Lane Avon, CO (970) 827-9725
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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

Explore the Colorful History of Mining in America.

Discover the heritage, characters, and legendary tales of American mining, past present and future. Featuring more than 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibition … Read More

E. 7th St. Leadville, CO (719) 486-1229
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