Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Breckenridge

Barney Ford Museum

Barney Ford was an escaped slave who became a prominent entrepreneur and Colorado civil-rights pioneer, and made two stops in Breckenridge (where he ran a 24-hour chop stand serving delicacies such as oysters) over …
Museum in Breckenridge

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

This award-winning museum sheds light on a pioneer lured west by the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1858. He reached the Blue River valley in 1860. An original environmentalist, he noticed the impact of mining on wildlife…
Viewpoint in Breckenridge

Boreas Pass

Originally known as Breckenridge Pass (11,481ft), this road first began serving stagecoaches in 1866 when prospectors flooded into the area from South Park looking for gold. In 1882, a narrow-gauge railway replaced …
Gallery in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Arts District

This block-long stretch of historic Breckenridge is where you’ll find a burgeoning arts scene. It has a live-work art space for visiting artists, a ceramics studio (Quandary Antiques Cabin) and exhibition space in b…
Mine in Breckenridge

Lomax Placer Mine

Here’s a chance to pan for gold, learn how old-mining-town chemists assayed the valuable claims and check out the actual sluices and flumes used in placer (surface) mines. This site, which was active in the 1860s, a…
Historic Site in Breckenridge

High Line Railroad Park

This isn't much of a park, but it is notable for its display of a vintage narrow-gauge rotary plow and the locomotives that powered it up the famed, rugged, gut-wrenching Boreas Pass railroad to keep gold-mining pro…
Plaza in Breckenridge

Blue River Plaza

A beautifully landscaped riverside plaza with ample seating looking out onto the numbered peaks. There is sculpture, a 19th-century wagon, a small toddler sandbox and a murmuring stretch of the Blue River; the Breck…
Museum in Breckenridge

Summit Ski Museum

This small museum celebrates the first ski town in Colorado – that would be Breck – and the first century of Summit County skiing. There's a documentary video, vintage skis and gear, and the obligatory exhibit on th…