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Historic Telluride

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A western movie set come to life, Telluride is where Butch Cassidy reportedly robbed his first bank. The town’s history goes well beyond outlaws, however, and is evident everywhere from the landmarked downtown corridor to the vaudeville-theater-turned-opera-house and the 1892 bank now serving as a movie house.
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231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If there are ghosts haunting the Historic Bar—which was rebuilt in 1895 after a fire decimated the original building—we don’t blame them for wanting to stay for eternity. Tucked within the New Sheridan Hotel, the tin-ceilinged...
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150 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride’s entire downtown corridor is a designated National Historic Landmark District, which means, wherever you roam, you’re liable to think you’re in a Clint Eastwood western. For the full backstory (including details about...
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Mesa Verde, CO, USA
For anyone who believes that truly historic architecture doesn’t exist in the states, Mesa Verde National Park will make you think again. Still standing in the park are cliff dwellings built in AD 600 by the ancestral Pueblo people who once...
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231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If you’re coming to Telluride to be part of the action, the New Sheridan might be for you. The town’s social hub for more than a century, the historic hotel features two dozen rooms and suites, done up in elegant but updated Victorian...
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110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81320, USA
Built in 1913, the former vaudeville theater now known as the Sheridan Opera House was rescued from the wrecking ball in the 1990s by the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Colorado Historical Society. Now, it’s a prime venue to see...
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201 W Gregory Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
When a museum bears the Smithsonian name, you know it’s a worthy stop. When it’s housed in a former hospital from 1896 that’s now a National Historic Landmark, like this one, it’s an absolute...
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220 E Colorado Ave #217, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Horse-drawn sleighs are typically the stuff of Hallmark movies but, in Telluride, they’re as real as the mountains out your window. Set on a 1920s ranch owned by a Spanish family, Telluride Sleighs & Wagons offers sleigh rides through...
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207 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Once the First National Bank, this 1892 building is now home to a different kind of gold—the Hollywood blockbuster, which it’s been showing since 1935. Today, The Nugget Theatre also serves as one of the main venues for the Telluride...