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Edwin Carter Discovery Center

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Edwin Carter Discovery Center

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Skip the typical walking tours for a ghostly exploration of Breckenridge and—unlike most travelers—see a stranger side to this historic mining town. During this interactive tour, explore haunted buildings you might otherwise have overlooked, hunt down spirit energies with the tools conveniently provided, and listen to your private guide tell spooky stories you wouldn’t otherwise hear.
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Denis O wrote a review Oct 2019
Tipperary, Ireland155 contributions61 helpful votes
The highlight of our visit here was the female manager who was a mind of information obviously on the museum but as a local she provided us with insights into the local area. She was so friendly & engaging that the experience was memorable. Definitely visit to get an insight into the history of the area & there are wonderful pictures from the time with a great interactive section for children & video footage. We really enjoyed the section from an environmental perspective & the examples of stuffed animals on display. There is a lovely playground out front for those younger children with limited concentration spans so everyone can be happy! The suggested donation is a reasonable price to pay for the experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from breckenridgeheritage, Manager at Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Thank you very much for visiting the Edwin Carter Museum and for the great review of the site and our docent.
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viganiko wrote a review Oct 2019
Bayville, New York1,452 contributions83 helpful votes
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Small, but great exhibition. Lots of animals, tools and informative movie. Great experience for grown ups and kids too.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from breckenridgeheritage, Manager at Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Thanks so much for the nice review of the Edwin Carter Museum!
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dbinhou7511 wrote a review Sep 2019
Houston, Texas1,114 contributions253 helpful votes
Edwin Carter was a taxidermist that lived in the area around the beginning of the 1900s. He was concerned with preservation of wildlife and catalogued much of the wildlife that was in the area as mining was taking over. Interesting small house with exhibits. Nice view on the west side, a little elevated above Main Street.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from breckenridgeheritage, Manager at Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Thank you for positive review of the Edwin Carter Museum!
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J Dabster Etch wrote a review Mar 2019
Fort Wayne, Indiana370 contributions25 helpful votes
We were waiting for our condo air bnb in frisco to be available so we decided to drive up breckenridge , found this little miseum from a suggestion from the welcome /info center . It was neat to have some place for kids to learn something and not be too huge of a place and it was free .
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Date of experience: March 2019
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RileyPete wrote a review Feb 2019
Aurora, Colorado242 contributions27 helpful votes
This is a very interesting place to visit. Edwin Carter (according to info at the Center) journeyed to Colorado after leaving his native upstate New York. The video presented in the small theater space tells the story of how he became a fairly successful miner during the Colorado gold rush era. But more importantly, when he observed the destruction of the environment caused by hydraulic mining, he began collecting native animal and bird specimens because he believed they would become extinct due to their habitat destruction. He built the current log cabin museum to house his collection of over 3,000 animals, and sold his collection just prior to his death in 1900. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science owes its original start to the collection. The informative video is a bit lengthy, but take the time to watch it all. As you walk through the small museum and view the items and history on display, you’ll be glad you did.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Cindy H, Operations Manager at Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Responded Feb 21, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing the history and details of Edwin Carter's life and numerous contributions to Breckenridge and Colorado. We hope you'll visit our other museums and enjoy a tour the next time your travels bring you to Breckenridge. BRECKENRIDGE HERITAGE ALLIANCE
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