Visitors Information in Dillon
You can visit the town's beautiful hillside cemetery that was moved from the former site. Now the lakeside mountain town of Dillon has a variety of amenities. One can find eateries housed in buildings from the Old Town of Dillon, microbreweries, a bowling alley, batting cages, and summer concert/theatre performances in the Lake Dillon amphitheater. A trip to the old school house, which is now the Summit historical societys museum, is worth the visit to learn more about the area.
"With so many outdoor recreational and downtown shopping options in the handful of mountain towns that lie in Summit County, Colorado, it's no wonder this area of the state is frequently visited by millions of visitors annually. The town of Dillon is one of the most visited areas in the county, mainly because of its proximity to the numerous ski resorts and the excellent shopping, accommodation and dining options available. So, if you are driving on I-70 in Summit County don't blink when you see signs for Dillon because you might miss this impressive area.
On the shore of Summit County's centerpiece, Dillon Reservoir, the quaint mountain town of Dillon is a blend of backwoods cabins, modern vacation homes and top notch accommodations for everyone from couples to families. With its streets winding through the pines and down by Lake Dillon, the town lacks a real ""downtown,"" though the Dillon Mall is home to restaurants and ski shops. Since the 1940s, Dillon has been a popular resort community when A-Basin skiers built log cabins and constructed restaurants and lodges. During the summer, Dillon is a hot spot for sailors, anglers and other water-sport people who flock to the lake for hours of recreation. For more information, stop in at the visitors center in Dillon."
Dillon is most known for its nomadic (and aquatic) history. During its 100-year history, Dillon has relocated itself three times—buildings and all! Dillon was established as the trading hub of the county situating itself at the confluence of the Blue, Tenmile and Snake Rivers. After several years on the "wrong side of the river" the town fathers found that it would be better to move to the north side of the confluence to better serve the increased traffic from the train lines and pack trails. Its most recent move was necessitated by the construction of the reservoir. The town of Dillon now sits above and on the shores of the new hub of the county, which bears homage to its namesake: Dillon Reservoir.