4 Breckenridge Museums Worth Visiting

Rainy days don’t have to be a total wash! When staying at Lodge By The Blue, chances are good you’ll be enjoying some outdoor adventure. But if you get a day or two of uncooperative weather or just want to be indoors, museums can be a great way to spend the day.

Mountain Top Children’s Museum
Kids can explore just about anything at the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, open 7 days a week. Learn about the human body inside and out. Put on some scrubs and examine x-rays, bones, and more. Slip on some skis and become a ski patroller as you discover the intricacies of safety in the mountains.  The museum has arts and crafts, interactive games, wildlife exhibits and more.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
The Heritage Alliance offers historical tours and hikes all year round. There are more than 12 themed tours. Take your pick based on your interests: Victorian Tour and Tea, Tombstone Tales at Twilight, Ski through History, and the Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour just to name a few. 

Summit Ski Museum
If you love everything skiing, you might be interested to know that although people had skied in Breckenridge since they settled there, it wasn’t until the late 1900s the town became a ski destination. This and lots more colorful history about the first 100 years of skiing in Breckenridge are on display at the Summit Ski Museum.

Red, White & Blue Fire Museum
In the 1800s, Breckenridge was growing…and it was built mostly of wood. The all-volunteer Breckenridge Fire Department was created in 1880 to be ready for any blaze that threatened to destroy the town.  The Red, White & Blue Museum is open year round with tours led by modern firefighters, and displays historical items like an original human-powered ladder cart, a restored hose cart as well as firefighting equipment and uniforms from the first companies.

Whether you’re a history buff or just want to soak up some interesting indoor fun, museums can be the perfect supplement to your Lodge By The Blue vacation.

Tell us about your favorite Breckenridge museums!