Leadville, Colorado: Highest City in America

Countless people have died climbing mountains that are lower than 10,152 feet. You can visit that altitude in Leadville without leaving your comfortable car.
Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO
US Hwy 24 goes straight through the center of the city. Welcome signs on city limits mark the town's elevation.
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Welcome to Historic Leadville.

Highest City in America

At 10,200 feet elevation, as the Leadville entrance welcome sign advises ("On top of it all."). Part of the Lake County.

[David Meznarich, 07/29/2010]
Highest City in America

Leadville is known as the "Highest City in America," and features the Glass Eye House (a home with a stained glass "All Seeing Eye of God"). The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is at 120 W. 9th St. It displays a "life-size replica of an underground hardrock mine," according to the tourism lit.]

[Roadside America Team, 08/20/1998]

Nearby Offbeat Places

National Mining Hall of Fame and MuseumNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville, CO - < 1 mi.
Bum, A Friend of Shorty'sBum, A Friend of Shorty's, Fairplay, CO - 16 mi.
Monument to Prunes and Shorty the BurrosMonument to Prunes and Shorty the Burros, Fairplay, CO - 16 mi.
In the region:
License Plate House, Crested Butte, CO - 45 mi.

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