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Temple Israel

201 W 4th St, Leadville, CO 80461-4301
+1 303-709-7050
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It was amazing to find a synagogue in Leadville. Okay, a museum that was a synagogue, but the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fred S
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West Bloomfield
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A rare museum found in a small town in the mountains.

What a beautiful museum! I found it on TripAdvisor and decided to look for it while in Leadville... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dorothy2012
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Wamego, Kansas
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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 vibrant community that supported an active civic and social world whilst satisfying the city's commercial needs.
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  • Average9%
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201 W 4th St, Leadville, CO 80461-4301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Dorothy2012
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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

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this little museum, we took some pictures and learned a little bit about the history of these Jewish Museum, we were not very impressed with it and we spent may be about 30 minutes around it I will recommend it if you don’t...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Spent about 45 minutes in this small museum on a side street in Leadville. While no longer being used as a temple, there are detailed displays of the history of the Jewish community during the early years of Leadville. On the 2nd floor, there is...More

Thank denver53
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were told that the synagogue/museum in Leadville was interesting and worth seeing, but we had no idea how fascinating it would be. The person responsible for buying and restoring the building that was a synagogue originally built in the 1880s is on site to...More

Thank ntk55
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We've visited Leadville many times and never knew this old temple was here. Jewish families, who called Leadville their home during the mining boom and bust cycles, made contributions to the local economy and society that was far larger than their numbers relative to the...More

Thank eakunze
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were so excited to know that there was a Temple in Leadville. Built in the heyday of Leadville by a small but powerful Jewish community (including May of May Department Stores!). The unofficial tour was informative and pictures and history rich! Thanks to Mr....More

Thank Lee E
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I happened to spot this out-of-the-way historical gem and were glad we did. We spent the better part of an hour browsing through the artifacts, exhibits, and displays of what was a Jewish synagogue in the late 19th century. After the number...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This historic gem recounts the lives of Jewish families who lived in Leadville in the late 1800s. The building was first built as a synagogue for the area's Jewish community. It has gone through many transformations, including a radiator repair shop, before being beautifully restored....More

Thank Dianala
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