Telluride is a town full of history and visitors can enjoy learning about it at the Telluride Historical Museum located in the restored miners' hospital. The museum describes the history of Telluride through the exhibits of the mining industry, wagons and railroads, workers life, and many other exhibits that represent the town.
The performing arts of Telluride, Twinkling Lights, is the host of many productions throughout the year. These dancers, musicians and performers can be seen in a production at the Sheridan Opera House that is one of the Telluride landmarks. The Telluride Repertory Theatre Company is also among the regular acts at the Sheridan Opera House with its annual spring musical. The Repertory Theatre Company produces professional quality theater including original, classical and contemporary works. During the summer at the Sheridan Opera House, visitors to Telluride can enjoy Broadway theatre productions from the Lizard Head Theatre Company. These productions range from comedies to dramas that have been appealing to many audiences in the past.
If you are looking for more active adventures while in Telluride, you won't have any problem finding something you'll like. The Winter Moon Sled Dog Adventures offers half-day, full-day or overnight sled dog trips, allowing visitors to experience an Alaskan Adventure in Colorado. Don't forget to take your camera along on the trip, as you'll have plenty of opportunities to use it.
Glider Riders offer an amazing view of Telluride while gliding through the air hundreds of feet above in a glider plane. Sailplane rides are also available through the winter from Telluride Soaring.
Ice-skating is a popular pastime in Telluride for residents and guests alike. At the Telluride Town Park skaters can enjoy a crackling fire for warmth while enjoying skating on the ice under the beautiful Colorado starlit sky.
If riding a snowmobile is an adventure you enjoy, then Dave's Snowmobile Tours and Telluride Snowmobile Adventures will give you an adventure you'll never forget. Cruise through the white-blanketed meadows and forest while enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery around Telluride. You'll get a first hand look at the legacy of mining and how it established Telluride while traveling over mountain passes and through ghost towns. Alta Lakes, a historic Colorado ghost town is among the favorites of guests. Enjoy a catered lunch at the Alta Lakes Observatory after exploring Alta's old mining sites.
Enjoy a break from your adventures, or just take a full day to explore the multiple shopping opportunities Telluride and the surrounding area has to offer. The Toggery is the place to shop for casual sweaters, skirts, boots and anything else you may need for your mountain vacation. Men can head to the McKenzie Tribe where they'll find all the clothing needed for their adventures in Telluride. If you're looking for gift for the home, take a trip to the At Home in Telluride store, or the Dakota Home Furnishings along with a large number of other specialty shops in Telluride. You won't find any of the large chain stores here, so enjoy the smaller shops and boutiques available.