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Yampa River Botanic Park

1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-4300
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Free and beautiful paradise

In the heat of summer, try an early morning or early evening in this lovely and surprising... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gene_Julie_Jackson
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Longmont, Colorado
Pretty Little Spot

Nice little spot to take a walk and see the flowers. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret K
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A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of the few botanic parks in the state. Free to the public, where visitors can learn about local wildflowers and fauna. Open Spring, Summer and Fall from dawn to dusk. Closed in winter. Amphitheater, available for rent, Core Trail access, drinking fountain and nature/hiking trail. Can be rented for a special event. No pets.
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1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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+1 970-879-4300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In the heat of summer, try an early morning or early evening in this lovely and surprising botanical garden. Gorgeous pond that reminds one of Giverny..... but in Colorado! Hidden paths and surprises! J.Jackson

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little spot to take a walk and see the flowers. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the views including the Yampa which runs along the side. They have concerts on the green which draws a crowd. Definitely worth taking the time to see.

Thank Margaret K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely garden and very informative and passionate people. We caught the nature walk at 10am and it was nice to have someone show is around. We ended up taking off on our own. It is an easy park to get around. Nice morning walk.

Thank melissa d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two adults spent about three hours at this botanical park on a hot July afternoon. It was great. Beautiful gardens with many/most of the plants labeled. Lots of kids there with parents. Wonderfully laid out. About half of the park has shade so come prepared...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect this place to be as amazing as it was. The fact that it was adjacent to a public park in a small mountain town fooled us into thinking it would be less impressive than it was and we had only planned an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By far, the most beautiful and interesting botanical gardens I have been to. We were able to join in on a tour and learn about the beginnings of the flat piece of ground and how it evolved into what it is today.

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let’s be clear, it’s a bunch of plants, trees and flowers, very nicely done in a beautiful setting. It’s a very serene place where you can spend an hour or two.

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much nicer than we expected. Great variety of plants, well taken care of and nicely planned out. We stayed much longer than expected and will return in the future.

Thank leonarb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a very different little park, with a range of species. Had an osprey and young nesting outside. U feel u are supporting the community by going.

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get a chance to go through the whole garden but we did see some terrific gardens: butterfly garden, humming bird, garden, crevice garden, wind garden, and the pond. We do have to go back to fully enjoy all this park has to offer....More

Thank rider_walt
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SOGChicago
26 June 2017|
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The video says Tues/Thurs/Sats 9am as always..... will have my daughter check it out (she lives there). Thanks, everyone!
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Linda W
15 July 2016|
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We spent about 2h with a 4 & 7 year old. Lots of interesting things to see and investigate. Adults only would plan for an hour.
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11 July 2016|
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