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Address: 308 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3612
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If you love the performing arts, I recommend this stop.

Tabor Opera House is perhaps the most tangible vestige of Leadville's glory days. It's very strange to see an 880-seat performing arts venue in a town with a permanent population... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2015
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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Tabor Opera House is perhaps the most tangible vestige of Leadville's glory days. It's very strange to see an 880-seat performing arts venue in a town with a permanent population of about 3,000. When the town was booming, the population in the nearby area was 10 times (or more) greater than it is today, with an optimistic outlook on its... More 

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Monument, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a marvelous tour at the Tabor Opera House and even had the opportunity to enjoy a drum solo by my husband and a singing solo by my daughter on the historic stage! Our tour guide was absolutely amazing and offered personal experiences to the tour which made it feel like home. What a wonderful piece of history and... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

If you enjoy older architecture and buildings with great history take the time to tour the Tabor Opera House. It's a great old building and once you view the 18 minute video about the building's history and the performers who played there, you are allowed to roam freely throughout the place. You can go into the basement to see the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a lovely restored opera house it was quite fun and they still use for shows. Worth seeing. They had characters dressed up. It is small so doesn't take lots of time.

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Stanley, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The opera house itself is beautiful as old opera houses should be. It also has a history of performances, of course. But not enough goes on there. I'd like to see a more busy schedule. Maybe a church could use it Sunday mornings, community-involved performances could use it. I have a lot of ideas for which I could use a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Built in 1879 by Colorado’s “Silver King” Horace Tabor, the Opera House was among the Best in the West when first constructed: a splendid Victorian beauty complete with hand painted frescoes and red velvet seats, the envy of any Western city with cultural pretenses. Tabor’s story starts in Vermont, where he is born and married for the first time, moves... More 

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Leadville, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Make sure to make time to do the tour!!! It is worth every minute! Think about "High" Society, dressed to the nines, enjoying a night out, back in the late 1800's.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

This place hasn't been touched by rehabbing since it was built. It really is like stepping back into time. They even have the original seating in the auditorium. And the electrical board! One can wander around and explore as long as wanted. Can go under the stage to see the original dressing rooms. It feels like a show just ended... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Tabor Opera House is a must see for anyone interested in the Performing Arts and/or Mining. I personally came to Leadville for the express purpose of attending a Zikr Dance Company performance at Tabor Opera House. I received MUCH more than an evening of beautiful, compelling dance - I got a glimpse back in time! If you are headed west... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Leadville is justifiably proud of its ability to hang on and come back from death's door after so many other mining towns in Colorado left only ghost towns as remains when the 19th century mining boom in the high Rockies collapsed. The Tabor Opera House is a piece of that early prosperous history, and the unguided tour and 18 minute... More 

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