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“Nice piece of Jewish history of Leadville”
Review of Temple Israel

Temple Israel
Ranked #11 of 38 things to do in Leadville
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Nice piece of Jewish history of Leadville”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I never knew there was a large settlement of Jewish people in Leadville at one time. They were the leaders of Leadville even tho some of them made their living in ways that were are not acceptable now - but remember this was a mining town. There is only one service a year there now. The guide was very informative and there are newspaper article and historical facts all along the walls on the church. Worth going to see. There is a small charge.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank jbob222
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William K, Owner at Temple Israel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
We are sorry that this reviewer paid an admission fee since we do not now, nor have we ever, charged a fee to visit our museum. We do have a donation box (no obligation) and perhaps this caused some confusion. We hope, at least, that the reviewer feels the money was well spent.
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English first
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

This is certainly worth a visit, but I urge you to take some time to read the extensive website first to make the most of your visit and have an idea of what you will or will not see: www.jewishleadville.org This is an interesting side trip (for adults) while in Leadville. Do not bring food, drink, or pets with you. There are 2 sites: the Temple and the cemetery. The cemetery is just a few minutes away from the temple.

Visited August 2012
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