Welcome to our Vail Guide, a detailed directory of local Vail area businesses including restaurants, transportation, activities and much more. This is intended to be a resource and help you discover all that Vail has to offer. This directory is not a recommendation. Should you like personal recommendations, your Antlers reservations agent also doubles as your concierge and is happy to assist you in planning most details of your Vail vacation. Please call them at 970-476-2471.
Leadville was one of the world's great mining camps. Incredible wealth was generated in this two-mile-high city from gold, lead, silver, and zinc mining and smelting. 'Everyone' came to Leadville, including Presidents Grant and Theodore Roosevelt. Houdini, Oscar Wilde, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Ziegfield Follies performed at the Tabor Opera House which still has tours of this 1879 structure. Institutions such as the Guggenheims, the May Company, Marshall Fields, and Dow Jones, got their start in Leadville. Musical productions The Ballad of Baby Doe and the Unsinkable Mollie Brown were based on Leadville residents. The world's largest molybdenum deposit is still being mined nearby.