Comfort Suites Summit County
276 Dillon Ridge Road
Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: (970) 513-0300
Fax: (970) 513-0330
276 Dillon Ridge Road, Dillon, CO, US, 80435
- Phone: (970) 513-0300
- Fax: (970) 513-0330
Arts & Museums
This historic park and museum preserves and promotes the town of Frisco, its heritage and history. The park presents an excellent educational museum experience for young and old for free. You can take your whole family and enjoy a historic and informative day outdoors or even celebrate your wedding at a beautiful mountain chapel. They also offer lunchtime lectures every Wednesday, a Night at the Museum during May and a costumed performance on Frisco's Founder's Day.
Breckenridge Fine Art Galleries' artwork is based on French Impressionism from the 1870s up to the present. They provide masterpieces from Russian artists and other high quality paintings. The specialties from the fine art gallery are oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, as well as bronze sculptures. The exhibitions held in the gallery mainly feature local artists and their artwork.
Here you'll find all the nifty tools and early machines that have helped battle some of our nations earliest blazes. There's a pike pole that easily brings down ceilings and walls, pictures, and even those circular life nets you see in the movies. I bet you had no idea that some of the earliest ladder carts were pulled by men! Established in 1976, the museum is funded in part by the Red, White and Blue Firefighting department.
Altitude Fine Art Photography provides breathtaking and beautiful pictures. Timothy Faust is the main artist in this gallery, but many other international photographers are included in changing exhibitions. Timothy Faust is an award winning photographer and his work can also be seen in National Geographic Adventure. Are you new to photography or already have some experience, but want to explore more in the world of photography? Timothy Faust will take you outside to one of his favorite spots and will teach you as much as he can. You will never forget this adventure, because you will have amazing pictures to remind you.
Built in the late 1800s, The Carter Museum displays artifacts from Edwin Carter. As a long-time environmentalist, the artifacts shown are his collection of specimens from the Rocky Mountain area. At the Carter Museum, you can get an intimate look into the life of the pioneer dubbed the "log cabin naturalist."
You think art galleries are boring? Visit Art on a Whim and think again. Art on a Whim provides art for the whole family. The gallery is really colorful, bright and filled with happy paintings and sculptures. You even can order a sculpture of your own dog looking out of an car window or in any position you like. If you are interested in a piece of art, but don't know how it would fit into your home. Don't worry, just bring a photo of the wall you have in mind to the gallery and they will show you what the piece would look like there. They will run your photo through a computer program and add the piece from the gallery into the photo.
When you are in a museum or gallery have you always wanted to touch something or try to make it yourself? Now you have the opportunity! At the Quandary Antiques Cabin & Ceramic Studio you are not only allowed to look at all the art, but to try it yourself. Get your hands dirty and make some pottery for yourself or friends and family. Monday from 5-7p only adults are allowed in the studio because of all the hot ovens.
Have you always wondered what artists do in their studios? Now you can get a exclusive sneak peek into the life of an artist. The Tin Shop allows different artists to stay for one week or up to a month for free, in a fully furnished studio and apartment to live and work. You can come by and watch the artist work during open hours and ask everything you want. Maybe you'll get inspired and one day you will stay in the Tin Shop as an artist yourself.
At Barney Ford House Museum, visitors can get an intimate look into the life of a runaway slave, Barney Ford. The museum is set in the same house that Barney built for his wife and kids in the late 1800s. The Barney Ford Lawn can even accommodate private events like wedding receptions and ceremonies with reservations in advance.
This center doubles up as an information center and museum. Stop by to receive information on life in Breckenridge, including activities, restaurants, and shopping, and you also have the opportunity to learn about Breckenridge's history through the interactive displays in the museum. Built in a log cabin, this museum features history of life in Breckenridge dating back to the 1880s, and the town's early days as an Indian settlement, and later on, as an Victorian ski village.
The Portiera Designs Gallery specializes in unique artists' creations in a plethora of mediums. Woodwork, paintings, glassware, photography, etc. are on display and for sale. Many of the works are nature-themed. The gallery prides itself on providing an outlet for local artists as well as sharing their goods with visitors who want to bring home something more special than a t-shirt.
This exhibition celebrates the first 100 years of skiing in Summit County and provides a colorful look into the history of skiing. In 1961 Breckenridge became Colorado's first skiing destination and thereby saved the town from becoming a ghost town. In the museum you can find old skiing clothes and equipment as well as a video about the 10th Mountain Division.