The Breckenridge Welcome Museum houses a well preserved Log Cabin that was discovered during construction of the center. The cabin is now an interpretive museum featuring displays on life in Breckenridge in the 1880s. The Breckenridge Welcome Center also includes multimedia displays highlighting the town's history from its days as an Indian settlement to a gold-mining mecca to Victorian ski village.
So glad I stumbled into this museum in the Welcome Center by River Walk! I thought it was just an information center, but it's actually a two-story museum about the town history. There's a nice kids' area upstairs where kids can touch stuff and even dress up in period costume, and the exhibits below tell about everyday life during the mining boom. It's free!
Lots of great information on the history of Breckenridge. Upstairs is a kids area that is interactive with a phone, weights to weigh your gold and a dress up area - although when we were there I didn't see outfits. Downstairs is a video about the history of mining in the area. There is a clean public bathroom downstairs. It's a good place to pass a little time or get a decent overview of the town. Outside is a small slide and play area for toddlers and small children. The Welcome Center sits on the Blue River. Kids love to climb on the rocks in the river and wade in the cool (sometimes downright cold) water.
I had passed by this place in Breckenridge a number of times and never took my kids in there because I thought they would be so bored by a museum, but one day when it was pouring with rain we took shelter inside and found a whole upstairs area with some really cute things for the kids to play with. There was dress up stuff, an old telephone and old weights......surprisingly fun, and we were able to while away the 45 minutes until the rain stopped and had fun at the same time. It's worth a visit.