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New This Winter in our Gift Shop!


Mysteries from the Museum


Chaffee County Writers Exchange and the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum have teamed up to publish a book of mystery short stories. In August of 2019, the writers group met at the museum to discuss the elements of writing mysteries. They then teamed up to produce this book of short stories and donated it to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum. Books are on sale for $10 each, and all proceeds are donations to the museum. Available NOW!




We are now a LEGOS retailer! Come in and see our selection of Minecraft and big equipment sets. One of the few LEGO dealers in this area!


Ever wonder about the history of the places you pass on your way from Leadville to Vail? 

Now available in our gift shop...



Kids and Parents both getting a little tired of the COLD?


We have some great new books as well as fun learning projects for the kids to do indoors!










New & Old Favorite Books for the Kids



Super Fun Science Activities





Who doesn't love Dinosaurs?


Come by our Gift Shop often to see what is new!


We carry unique gift items that you won't find everywhere else, and many to interest locals as well as visitors to our fair city.


(Pssst - there's a rumor we might have some Legos coming in soon!)

About the Museum

Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us



Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2019 Inductees

Prazen Award 

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless


Hours and Location