The Roybal Corporation was the architect of record for the building and was also the designer and fabricator of all the exhibits in the interior. This gave us a unique opportunity to include the building as an integral part of the exhibit experience. Please see the link at the bottom of this page to learn more about the building.
During the evaluation of the existing building, a “hidden surprise” was found buried within the walls of the building an 1880's era cabin! Thus, the building consists of three parts, two parts new and one part old. The front and rear portions of the building are new construction, replacing 1970's period structures.
Visitor exhibits include: a “mine-shaft” elevator, a children’s loft with interactive educational games, a scale model dredge boat diorama, an “underground mine” theatre, as well as a tribute to the environmental efforts the Town of Breckenridge has undertaken in the past twenty years to return the surrounding habitat to “better than they found it.”
Located at the heart of historic Breckenridge, the new Welcome Center establishes an architectural pattern for the City of Breckenridge and its Victorian era main street.
One of the features of this exhibit was to incorporate the existing cabin so it would reflect the town’s historic character and provide an anchor to this, the center of the city. The cabin became the historical centerpiece for the Welcome Center and features exhibits about the booms and busts of Breckenridge, as well as audio with some of the town’s more colorful characters.