Breckenridge, Colorado: Gold Dredge Restaurant

A full-sized replica of a gold dredge that sank on this spot in 1966. The upscale restaurant floats in a pond above the sunken remains.

Dredge Boathouse

Address:
180 West Jefferson Ave., Breckenridge, CO
Directions:
Dredge Boathouse. North side of town. From Hwy 9/Main St. turn west onto S. Park Ave. and drive one block. You'll see a big parking lot on the right; park there and walk back to the Dredge, which is set back behind other buildings.
Phone:
970-453-4877
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Gold Dredge Restaurant. Gold Dredge Restaurant

This is a nice restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. The dining is pricey, but the burgers at the bar are a good deal. Friendly staff, and a unique place to be. If you are looking for souvenirs, they sell t-shirts at the bar that boast, "The World's Highest Floating Restaurant."

[Chris Sack, 07/21/2010]

Included on RoadsideAmerica.com because of what it looks like, but souvenirs are important.

Gold Dredge Restaurant

Sitting right in the middle of a pond just west of downtown Breckenridge is a restaurant that is a full-sized replica gold dredge, modeled after the big river dredging barges that piled up cobblestone dunes all around this place. It was built in 1993 and designed by Baker+Hogan Associates. Originally I doubted the owner's claims that this thing really did float until last year's drought dried up the pond to the point the Dredge came down on something, started listing and they had to abandon ship! Pond's filled back up now and the gangplanks have be re-attached, and you can eat anytime there, or lounge atop the Dredge in the Howling Wolf Tavern. The Dredge floats above the entombed remains of an historic gold dredge that made and sank in that pond back in the 1940s.

[Richard J. Gardner, 11/26/2003]

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