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Kenosha Pass Railroad Display

The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, also known as the South Park Kenosha Pass Railroad Display Line, was a narrow-gauge railroad company that ran from Denver, up the South Platte River to B...  Details

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

In 1870, General William Jackson Palmer incorporated the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad to serve Colorado and the West.  The D&RG built from Denver south to Pueblo then turned west along the ...  Details

The Colorado Midland Railway Company

The Colorado Midland Railway Company was incorporated in 1883 with a plan to build a standard-gauge railroad from Colorado Springs through Leadville and Aspen and on to Salt Lake City.  Train ser...  Details

Buena Vista Depot & Transportation Museum

The Buena Vista Depot is the only surviving railroad depot in Chaffee County.  The Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad arrived in Buena Vista in 1880.  The South Park Line, as it was c...  Details

Healy House and Dexter Cabin

Healy House and Dexter Cabin is a pair of house museums owned by History Colorado, the Colorado state historical society.  The house sits on top of the hill at 912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville.&nbs...  Details

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, nick-named the “Smithsonian of the Rockies”, takes visitors on an interesting journey from mineral extraction to the finished products.  E...  Details

Leadville Heritage Museum and Gallery

The Heritage Museum and Gallery was built in 1902 as a Carnegie Public Library.  Today it is home to the Heritage Museum.  Leadville's history is shown through the many displays.  I...  Details

Buena Vista Heritage Museum

The Buena Vista Heritage Museum shares the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County.  The building was the second Chaffee County courthouse, dedicated in 1882.  By 1932, Salida had out-vote...  Details

Salida Museum

The Salida Museum is located at 406 ½ West Highway 50, behind the Salida Chamber of Commerce building on I Street.  It’s open most days in the summer and occasionally in the winter. ...  Details

Como Railroad Station

When the Denver South Park & Pacific Railroad first reached Buena Vista, they had an agreement with the Denver and Rio Grande to share track to Gunnison and Leadville.  Soon, changes in manag...  Details

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