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Tabor Opera House

308 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3612
+1 719-486-8409
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"The most perfect place for amusement"

Built in only 100 days in 1879 by mining tycoon Horace Tabor, the Tabor Opera House in Leadville... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
They are not open as advertised!

This was my last stop of the day and I scheduled my day around hitting this location at 5pm. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Poor5%
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308 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3612
+1 719-486-8409
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Built in only 100 days in 1879 by mining tycoon Horace Tabor, the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, Colorado, was known as "the most perfect place for amusement between Chicago and San Francisco" and "the finest theater west of the Missouri River." The stage has...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my last stop of the day and I scheduled my day around hitting this location at 5pm. I called in the morning and verified they would be open. I got there and was told they were closed due to performance starting later that...More

Thank jmerkey
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Wild riches, love triangles, triumphs and tragedies are all part of this opera house's rich history. Our enchanting tour was led by none other than the Silver King himself, Horace Tabor. Baby Doe, Horace's second wife, also leads tours. The tour took us backstage and...More

1  Thank Dianala
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Had the opportunity to watch the 101st Army Band (Concert Band) perform here as part of their 2 week traveling tour. Enjoyed wonderful patriotic music over the 4th of July long weekend. Many of the seats are original so are not the most comfortable, but...More

Thank DALA57
Reviewed 25 June 2017

For a wonderful evening, attend one of the events at the Tabor Opera House. This is a historical site, bring restored to its 1890s condition. THe venue is small with great acoustics; so the performance does not require microphons and all the seats are good....More

Thank travellerAuroraCo
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had a charming young lady in the part of Baby Doe showing us around. It was fascinating to see backstage and the wonderful theatre. I do hope the cash can be raised to fully restore this beautiful building which should be the star of...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and I are history buffs. We especially love to investigate the history of the Civil War and the Old West. Since we don't fly, we enjoy taking long driving vacations to the East and South and West, to places like Gettysburg and Antietam...More

6  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard great things about the venue, but it was closed. Call ahead. It appears to be worthwhile.

Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

So enjoyed the visit. I lived in Leadville when my late husband worked at one of the mines and did see a couple of plays at the opera house but never took the time to see the whole place or learn the history. It wasn't...More

4  Thank Jacque P
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I happened upon this little gem and loved the history and charm of the Tabor Opera House! The authentic artifacts were charming and the original stage with period costumes and seating gave us insight into the life and times of this little...More

3  Thank 2Travelers92308
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26 June 2017|
Response from ajhertz |
Is there any event happening July 24 or July 25?