Telluride Places to See
near the New Sheridan Hotel

Telluride Historical Museum

The Telluride Historical Museum is located in the old miners hospital. The building has been restored recently. The regular exhibits that pay tribute to Telluride’s mining past. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride

Historical Walking Tour

Step back in time and experience the character of Telluride as a turn of the century mining town. Telluride in 1964 was designated as a National Historic Landmark to preserve the town’s Victorian charm from development. You can take a guided tour with Historical Tours of Telluride or take a self guided tour with a book called Telluride’s Victorian Vernacular: A Walking Tour. The book is sold at the Telluride Museum.

Telluride Museum
201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride

Town Park

Town Park features a plethora of activities. For kids there’s a skateboard ramp, swimming pool (summer), ice rink (winter), playgrounds, fising ponds and Imagination Station. The park also has volleyball courts, ball fields, horseshoe pits, soccer fields, disc golf and basketball courts.

500 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride

Bridal Veil Falls

Take main street past the end of town where the asphalt ends. The Pandora Mill is located here. Continue up the dirt road. It is 1.8 miles one way to the top of the falls and power plant. Bridal Veil Falls is the highest falls in Colorado. Ingram falls, the waterfall visible from town, is often mistaken for Bridal Veil.

Tomboy Ghost Town

Go to the north end of Oak St., then turn right up the dirt road. Continue past the waterfalls and through a tunnel to the ghost town of Tomboy. Tomboy once had over 900 residents and sent its ore down to Pandora which is next to Telluride. The town closed in 1927 when the ore at the Tomboy mine ran out.

Sheridan Opera House

The Sheridan Opera House was built by the Telluride miners in 1913 as a Vaudeville Theater and cultural center, attracting variety shows, orchestras and touring theater companies.In 1991 Sandra Carradine, founder of the Sheridan Arts Foundation, saved the opera house from demolition. Today this 240 seat intimate theater has become a non-profit venue benefiting many charitable organizations.