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Breckenridge is a ski resort and town at the northern tip of the south central region of Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains of the United States of America. It is the prototype of the Western Slope resort cities that have developed following the explosive growth of the ski industry in Colorado.

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  1. Breckenridge was inadvertently left off a U.S. map in the mid-1800s and became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom”. The mistake was NOT discovered or corrected until 50 years later.
  2. Breckenridge became Colorado’s first major resort to allow snowboarding in 1984, followed by Steamboat Springs and Vail in 1987.
  3. More than 1.5 million people come to Breckenridge to ski each year. Another 1.5 come to enjoy the summer activities.
  4. Breckenridge has one of the largest historic districts in the state of Colorado, with more than 200 structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
  5. Opened in 1859, the Gold Pan Saloon is one of the oldest running pubs in the country.

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