National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
The National Mining Hall of Fame is a museum located in Leadville, Colorado dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people who work with natural resources. Major exhibits include an elaborate model railroad, a walk-through replica of an underground hardrock mine, the Gold Rush room, with many specimens of native gold, a large collection of mineral specimens, a mining art gallery and a gift shop.
Leadville has a colorful history as an 1800s silver-mining boomtown. Part of the area was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1961. It's located about 100 miles southwest of Denver.