Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum

Schedule & Cost

Free, $5 suggested donation

Parking Info

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. 

About the Breckenridge
Welcome Center Museum

From the formation of the Rocky Mountains to the people who have lived here and made use of our natural resources, The Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum tells our history. See exhibits and interactive resources on the indigenous people who passed through the valley in summer months, the boom and bust mining years, the early skiing days and the growth of the ski industry. Immerse yourself in history with short (5-10 minute) videos on topics such as the beginning of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, mining, the railroad and 1980s Breckenridge snowboarding – it’s totally rad. You can even take a stroll down 1880 Main Street led by naturalist Edwin Carter through our virtual reality experience.

Breckenridge Tourism Office staff at the Welcome Center can answer questions about restaurants, arts and entertainment, hiking, and more!

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.

“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!”

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.

Featured Exhibits

Seasons of the Nuche:
Transitions of the Ute People

Breckenridge History, in partnership with the Aspen Historical Society, presents Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People. This traveling exhibit explores the past and present of the Ute people in the American West, including a  timeline, seasonal Ute traditions as well as the complex and difficult stories of settlers’ encroachment on Native land and way of life. The award-winning exhibit was designed with input from Ute tribal members and blessed by Ute Elder, Clifford Duncan. Aspen Historical Society restructured the original exhibit into a traveling format to bring the story of the Ute people to communities on the Western Slope.

Breckenridge Ski Resort History:
Sharing Stories Through Objects

Just like a ski run weaving its way down the mountain, this exhibit doesn’t move in a straight line. Instead of following the chronological history of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, the items you find here tell the tales of the pioneering ski enthusiasts, shredders and innovators who have helped to create the ski area’s story. We hope this exhibit inspires you to think about what objects and experiences have shaped your ski or snowboard story.

Schedule & Cost

Tuesdays through Sundays
10 am to 4 pm
Free admission,
$5 suggested donation

Parking Info

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.

Dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice. All activities weather dependent.