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Dillon: rich in history and experience

The first move made the town closer to the railroad. The second move put the town between three rivers (Blue River, Ten Mile River and Snake River), and the third and final move made way for the Dillon Reservoir. In 1956, the Denver Water Board told Dillon townspeople they must sell their property and be out by 1961.

The town was flooded to create the Dillon Reservoir. Currently, Dillon sits on the reservoir’s shore. Water is the essence of Dillon’s summer season. The marina, alongside the reservoir, attracts boat owners from nearby counties. Sailboat races paint a colorful picture of vibrant sails against bright blue water and lush green mountains, still snowcapped at the tops. A path encircles the lake for runners, walkers and bikers to enjoy a scenic workout.

Local talent and outside acts keep the entertainment scene lively. With both the Dillon Amphitheater and Lake Dillon Theatre Company in residence, there is a steady stream of concerts and plays. An evening at the Lake Dillon Amphitheater is a great way to take in a magnificent sunset over the lake while giving your ears a musical treat. The amphitheater remains packed during the summer with nature nights, church services, plays and weddings.

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company offers a series of plays and concerts in its historic building, for those who want to take in local talent. Dillon’s Main Street is home to numerous locally owned shops and restaurants and the Dillon Ridge Marketplace has larger stores to meet your every need. Just up Highway 6 is the Dillon Dam Brewery, maker of the region’s own ale. For relaxing days and tranquil mountain nights free from the crowds of resort towns, Dillon is the place to be.

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