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Temple Israel

Address: 201 West 4th Street, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone Number: 719-486-3625
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Ranked #17 of 33 things to do in Leadville
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Wellington, New Zealand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a lovely little building, nicely restored and with some interesting photos and artifacts of Leadville's Jewish community 100 years ago. What is a little sad is that while the Jewish community obviously played a significant part in the early history of the town it effectively disappeared by the 1930s and the synagogue is now rarely used. But worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Freshly renovated space. Lovely colors and light. Welcoming host that shared stories, history and perspective. Right across the street from an equally charming Episcopal church. And the mountain views....

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The first time I saw this building, I was blown away! The restoration of this old building from what it was to how they restored it to look like it did in the 1880s is remarkable! I can't say enough about the wonderful job they did and highest quality of the materials and workmanship. A must see when going to... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the highlights of the town. Rich history of Jewish life in Leadville. Who would have known? The fee is in the form of a donation.

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43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Leadville is a sweet little town in Colorado, Honest, Who ever heard of it ? Well I am glad we found it, love walking the streets of nice little towns in the middle of no where, Also all around are nice charming old homes. Shul = Synagogue or Temple. Its seems while traveling these days I have come across some... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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... More 

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William K, Owner at Temple Israel, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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.... More 

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