Most people have heard of the Breckenridge ski area, but few take the time to explore the town
Feb 28, 2009
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