Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, a non-profit organization, aims to help those with disabilities experience the wilderness through a series of inspiring and valuable outdoor programs. A climbing wall, rafts, and canoes, cabins and teepees, the center has many other resources for outdoor adventure. Varying seasonal activities like Alpine and Nordic skiing, whitewater rafting, and team and leadership development courses create lasting impressions on the youth. This is a great space where the youth can get in touch with themselves and nature.
Set against pine-clad hills, Country Boy Mine offers guests a sneak peak into the life of 18th-century pioneers by taking them on a series of fun-filled tours. Start the day by embarking on an underground mining adventure where you can descend 1,000 feet into the mine and discover for yourself the history of Colorado mining. Next, try panning for gold in Eureka Creek. You can also scavenge for hidden treasure or go on a sleigh ride that will take you through the Ten Mile Mountain Range. Other activities to enjoy here include sledding and snowshoeing.
Snow Caps Sled Dogs is a family run business first opened in 1984. They call about 150 huskies part of the family, and every year is it possible to visit the little puppies in their kennel - you can even adopt a husky and take it home with you. During the winter season the dogs pull sleds and during the summer they provide scooter tours.
At the Barney Ford Victorian Home, officially known as the Barney Ford House Museum, visitors can get an intimate look into the life of Barney Ford, who emancipated himself from the shackles of slavery owing to his unflinching resolve and reserves of knowledge. The museum is set in the same house that Barney built for his wife and kids in the late 1800s. Guided tours of the house are also offered. The Barney Ford Lawn can even accommodate private events like wedding receptions and ceremonies with reservations in advance.
Continually rated as one of the best ski resorts in North America, Breckenridge Ski Resort spans the five peaks of the sprawling Tenmile Range, and is best known for catering to over a million visitors every year. Complete with alpine lodges, snowboarding lessons and lifts zipping over snow-laden tracts, the resort promises an awe-inspiring experience enhanced by the shadows cast by five mighty peaks. Cradled by the soaring hills is a dainty mountain-town called Breckenridge, which gleams with remote alleys lined with vibrant Victorian houses, restaurants and bars. Hosting a mélange of versatile terrains, the resort's frigid peaks are glazed in a tapestry of trails accessible to beginners and experts alike. The crown jewel of Breckenridge, this massive ski resort is where the real magic of the Rocky Mountains unfolds in all its alpine glory.
Backstage Theater is home to a variety of live productions. A non-profit community-based center for the arts, the theater features productions like "The Sound of Music," "The Vagina Monologues," "Frog Prince" and many more. To experience the sights and sounds of the Rockies' artistic side, look no further than the Backstage Theater.
Breckenridge Recreation Center offers something for everyone. Covering about 88,000 square feet, the facility has an array of both indoor and outdoor amenities. Its indoor features include two tennis courts, a fully-loaded gym, rock climbing walls, pool, running track, dance studio and much more. The outdoor area is complete with basketball and tennis courts, a skate park, softball and soccer fields, bike paths and a kayak park. The center also has an assortment of outdoor and adventure programs, youth activities, and fitness classes.
Summit County Courthouse, built in the early 1900s, is a historic monument in the Breckenridge community. Visitors marvel at the courthouse's original oak staircase, high ceilings, beautiful tapestries, historic photographs, and exterior architecture. The courthouse also features an encased exhibit of minerals that have been collected from the surrounding area. What better way to get some Breckenridge history than a stop at the Summit County Courthouse?
Be an artist at Ready Paint Fire. Here you can choose between ceramic, canvas and glass to use as work material. With the help and instructions of the friendly staff you will be able to take home a beautiful piece of art. You won't believe how good your work looks! Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have experience. Ready Paint Fire provides different workshops and all the material you will need to produce a piece of art.
The Breckenridge Distillery has won many international awards for their products. Come and visit them and see how the spirits are produced. Join an educational tour through the distillery and then have a tasting so you get a real feel for the products. If you want to know even more about how the whole process works, take one of the classes they offer, where you will learn from the professionals. You can also head to the on-site restaurant and bar which offers delectable dishes coupled with ingeniously crafted cocktails. Hours of operation for the distillery tours and restaurant vary.
Here you'll find all the nifty tools and early machines that have helped battle some of our nations earliest blazes. There's a pike pole that easily brings down ceilings and walls, pictures, and even those circular life nets you see in the movies. I bet you had no idea that some of the earliest ladder carts were pulled by men! Established in 1976, the museum is funded in part by the Red, White and Blue Firefighting department.
Built in the late 1800s, this historic cabin, now named the Edwin Carter Discovery Center, displays artifacts and exhibits that illuminate the life and work of the miner-turned-taxidermist and environmentalist. Following a successful mining career, Carter dappled in taxidermy and the artifacts showcased here are his collection of specimens from the Rocky Mountain area. At the Edwin Carter Discovery Center, you can get an intimate glimpse into the life of the pioneer dubbed the "log cabin naturalist." The museum also features interactive displays and offers guided tours.