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Temple Israel

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An interesting part of Leadville history

This small restored temple tells an important part of the fascinating story of Leadville. The... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Mark S
Newton, MA
A quick passing visit

Had a great chat with the people here. Lots of interesting history and their local knowledge is... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Medford, Oregon
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A restored, 1880s frontier synagogue in historic Leadville. The only building of its kind west of the Mississippi, it now houses a museum dedicated to the Jewish pioneers of a booming mining city. Come visit Temple Israel to learn more about a...more
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201 W 4th St, Leadville, CO 80461-4301
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This small restored temple tells an important part of the fascinating story of Leadville. The history of the building and how it was restored is also interesting. If you visit Jewish sites during your travels, the museum is a must. If you are just interested...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Had a great chat with the people here. Lots of interesting history and their local knowledge is first rate.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

What a beautiful and historic synagogue. I'm so glad I stopped by. I'm a Christian but I absolutely loved visiting this temple and learning how the Jewish people settled and advanced the West. I liked learning how they helped and supported the laborers who worked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cris D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Have been to Leadville several times but only realized today that this temple exists. William Korn, the president was at the temple and gave us a wonderful tour and overview. His efforts as well as those of the current Jewish community to restore this treasure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and the building is a beautiful and well-restored piece of Jewish history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jay G
Reviewed 13 July 2018

While in Leadville, we stopped at Temple Israel Museum. The history behind this Temple, which literally rose like the phoenix from ashes, became a functioning contemporary house of worship, as well as serving as a museum. Considerable work went into reconstructing this Temple, with advice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marmoore66
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to see a synagogue listed in the walking tour of historic buildings in Leadville and delighted to find it open to tour. The building has been restored to its original glory and is a stand out in a western mining town. Inside...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to find a synagogue in Leadville. Okay, a museum that was a synagogue, but the occasionally hold services there. The history is fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Fred S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a beautiful museum! I found it on TripAdvisor and decided to look for it while in Leadville, CO. It was very interesting and the Temple was beautifully restored. Well done! It is Free to visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dorothy2012
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

While parking for dinner, we saw a sign advertising for this museum. Being a Friday night, just before sundown, I thought it’d be a long shot, but walked the block anyway. It ends up that they don’t have regular hours during the winter, but the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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