Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum
Tuesday - Sunday; 9am - 6pm
Where to go
Where to park
There are no designated parking spaces for the Welcome Center. Please visit the Breck park website for more information on current parking locations and fees.
Did you know?
In the early 2000s when the Welcome Center was being renovated, a historic log cabin was "found" within the structure. As demolition happened, workers uncovered a small cabin that had been built around. Today, visitors can see the original log walls inside the center.
About the museum
The Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum provides an overview of Breckenridge's history. From the indigenous people who passed through the valley in summer months, to the boom and bust mining years, the early skiing days and the growth of the ski industry, the museum touches on many aspects of Breckenridge's history. The theater shows short (5-10 minute) videos on various topics such as the beginning of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, mining, the railroad and 1980s Breckenridge snowboarding. The new Time is a River interactive timeline allows guests to explore Breckenridge from the formation of the Rocky Mountains to the opening of Peak 6 for skiing. This exhibit is accessible for those who are hearing impaired.
New Exhibit: 60 Years of Breckenridge Ski Resort History in 60 Objects
December 16, 2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Breckenridge Ski Resort. To celebrate this history and the people who made it, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance opened its newest exhibit, which features 60 items for 60 years of history. With skis, snowboards, clothing, trail maps, coins, and chairlifts there’s something for everyone to enjoy – and a few items that are sure to surprise visitors. There’s also space for visitors to add their own skiing or snowboarding story. This exhibit will remain on display through November 2022.
Breckenridge Tourism Office staff at the Welcome Center can answer questions about restaurants, arts and entertainment, hiking, and more!
What to expect
This museum includes interpretive exhibits, the interactive Time is a River display, the user-driven movie theater and a free virtual reality experience available during select times. It is a fully self-guided space. You can breeze through the museum in 15 minutes or spend an hour or so really soaking it in. Click here for more FAQs. The museum is FREE to visit with a $5 suggested donation.
Everyone! Visitors new to town, local residents, and second homeowners can all learn something. Great indoor activity on a rainy or snowy day. A good stop while shopping or strolling through downtown Breckenridge.
What guests say
"Great, free museum with lots of interesting information!"
"Very quaint and lovely welcome center and museum... giving a good glimpse of the early days of Breckenridge. I truly enjoyed the museum and the views from the balcony upstairs was beautiful in the winter. Thank you!"
dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent