Even if it doesn’t rain, add this to your list of things to do. Create your favorite Breckenridge souvenir all on your own! Have great fun while gathering souvenirs for friends and family back home! Paint pottery or canvas, piece together a mosaic, fuse glass, or attend a guided workshop for assistance with your masterpiece. There are hundreds of options to choose and something for all ages. The Breckenridge location is on North Main Street and the new Keystone location is lakeside overlooking Keystone Lake. (970) 453-5765.
This resort-style rec center right here in the small town of Breckenridge is loved by both locals and visitors alike. The 69,000 square foot Breckenridge Recreation Center offers a variety of athletic and community activities rarely found in a community of this size. In addition to a gymnasium, the indoor activities include tennis courts, lap and leisure pools, a water slide, a racquetball court, basketball courts, indoor rock-climbing wall (top rope, bouldering and lead climbing), an indoor track, weight training and cardiovascular equipment, aerobic/dance studios, a sauna, spas, a pro shop featuring swimsuits, tennis equipment and guest merchandise.
The Breckenridge Rec Center is currently undergoing exciting renovations which began in April 2017. The project includes the construction of a new tennis center covering two of the existing outdoor courts. The current indoor courts will become two levels of cardio/ fitness space featuring a new cardio area, fitness studios and an indoor turf gym. Project completion is scheduled for 2018. Call ahead to check the status of the activity you are interested in at (970) 453-1734.
An educational museum promoting thinking outside the box through interactive exhibits, imaginative play and engagement in active experiences for children ages 10 and under and their families. Some of the exhibits include rocky mountain wildlife, a wonder lab, and a creation station. Kid’s Night Out is every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 6-9 pm. Parents can enjoy a quiet dinner in town while the kids have an evening full of fun projects and experiments. (970) 453-7878
This author’s favorite Breckenridge museum and a not-to-be-missed for your indoor activities list if you love to ski, the Summit Ski Exhibit celebrates 100 years of ski history in Summit County. Visitors receive an education and a few chuckles.
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena offers ice skating, hockey and games for the whole family. Get out on the ice or watch the action from the stands. Public skating and hockey sessions are offered daily along with group and private lessons. Equipment rentals are available for all levels of skaters.
Built in 1882 by a prominent craftsman, the Barney Ford home has been restored to its original Victorian style and celebrates the life of an escaped slave who became a prominent entrepreneur and civil rights leader in Colorado.
“Do Not Touch” signs are no where to be seen at this rehabilitated cabin which honors the life and legacy of Carter. Enjoy the interactive exhibits, hands-on taxidermy workbench, children’s room and a theater.
Does “fine arts” sound like something you’re not interested in? Think again, because you’ve never seen a display and sampling of fine arts like what is brought to Breckenridge through Breck Create. Inspired by our rich history and scenic mountain environment, Breck Create offers a very unique and diverse mix of classes, exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and festivals throughout the year. There are indoor activities for everyone in the family.
Some of the words used to describe Breckenridge’s only movie theater include “super cute, nostalgic, a great surprise, and a real gem.” We don’t want to spoil the surprise, so just go see it for yourself when looking for some good indoor activities on a rainy afternoon.
Celebrate the rich history of Breckenridge with an old-time photo session which makes a great souvenir.
Can your group solve the puzzle and escape in time?
Of course, the very best of the best indoor activities will be spent right inside your Breckenridge vacation lodging! Don’t underestimate the enormous role your lodging plays in the overall enjoyment of your vacation. Book Breck understands how important it is for your vacation home to meet the highest standards of comfort and cleanliness and for your customer service to be top notch.
About the Author: Kristi Stanford is a self-proclaimed Breck Lover (i.e. one who is passionately in love with Breckenridge, CO) who lives and works in the high-altitude town she so adores. She can be found at her Book Breck Vacation Homes desk by day where her duties run the gamut of the lodging industry. During the lunch hour, you might see her on the slopes or bike path depending on the season.