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Breckenridge, Colorado

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Home to a ski area and a fascinating ski town

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1 review about Breckenridge, Colorado

Most people have heard of the Breckenridge ski area, but few take the time to explore the town

  • Feb 28, 2009
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Every skier and snowboarder has been faced with this dilemma. My significant other hates snow sports? What ski area provides interesting off-slope activities? The answer: Breckenridge, Colorado.

Breckenridge was once a Victorian mining town. It's interesting to note that many decedents of the original settlers still live in the town today. As such, the town is vigilant about historic preservation. It is illegal to tear down historic buildings in Breckenridge, and you can not build a modern eyesore that will clash with the Victorian architecture. In August of 2009, the town will be 150 years old. A number of exciting events are being planned. Details can be found by visiting http://www.breck150.com

Even if you can't come to the Breck 150 celebration, there are a number of unique museums to visit. For example, the Barney Ford Museum is the home of an escaped slave who came to Breckenridge and became a successful restaurateur. The Briggle home gives you a glimpse of how the wealthy lived in Breckenridge. You can even plan a Victorian Tea Party at this venue. Want to strike gold? Take one of the many mining tours. Contact http://www.breckheritage.com

Here's some information about an upcoming  Breckenridge Guidebook and Breckenridge Visual Podcast Tour:

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March 05, 2009
Well if you do come, I'd be happy to give you the grand tour! Aspen is also awesome!
March 05, 2009
I love the ski resort towns mountains in Colorado. I lived in Aspen for a summer and go back every chance I can. I have heard great things about Breckenridge bu have never been. I definitely feel that I should now.
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