The Vail Valley offers interesting and engaging museums that spark young minds to explore with engaging exhibits. Explore the only federally chartered national mining museum in the world, a railroad museum that traces the history of local trains and rails, a museum dedicated to Colorado's rich ski heritage and an award-winning restored barn and a Caboose from the Denver Rio Grande Railroad.
The Vail Valley is located in one of the most fascinating geographical and historical regions in the state. Thanks to this honor, it is graced with renowned and educational museums. Recreation is at the heart of a visit to Vail; awareness is also key to enjoyment of the region. Whether it's the National Mining Museum & Hall of Fame in Leadville, the Colorado Ski Museum in Vail, or one of the other many local places of historical interest, a trip to a local museum is a great way to spend a day.