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Alpine Visitor Center

Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970/586-1206
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Shops
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I enjoy stopping here each time I go to RMNP. It does get very crowded and I suggest getting here no later than 11:00 am otherwise you will have a hard time getting a parking spot. It's usually chilly here so make sure you have warm clothes. There is a nice gift shop/café up here as well. It's nice to... More

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Valrico, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There should be a discount for driving up to 12,000 feet above sea level, but you won't find that at the visitor center. There are super cute souvenirs available for everyone's taste. The visitor center is HUGE. If you forgot to pack a snack then definitely take advantage of the dining opportunity and enjoy the view. The visitor center is... More

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Marshall, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We stop here nearly every time we pass through. Its a good pit stop, has a nice gift shop, bathrooms, and the visitor center has amazing views. Even though we've been here many times now, we still cannot get enough of the views. Try it in varying weather conditions. Changing clouds, sunshine, etc gives you different views each time.

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Overland Park
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were able to visit while the wild flowers were in bloom. This visitors center had a great deal of information on the various kinds. On our descent I was able to photograph many of them and it was nice to know the facts behind them! Such a beautiful park!!!

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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place has a cafe (little expensive) but you will need if you are not prepared for a long drive / hike trip. Don't miss hiking to the top of the hill next to this place.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We drove up to this visitor centre on 7th June. We found the trail that is normally open to overlook the complete area to be closed because the snow had not been cleared sufficiently for walking access. There is a large snack bar and also a very large gift shop that sold all manner of things including native American jewelry.... More

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Richland, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

August 2013: We drove the 48 mile "Trail Ridge Road" through the Park. The road was built between 1929 - 1939. The route is the highest continuous auto road in the country (topping out at @12,183 feet) It was a beautiful drive but we expected more. Perhaps it was because we already went up Pikes Peak (14,110 ft) in Manitou... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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265 reviews 265 reviews
138 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a must stop on your journey through the park. They have a huge gift shop with all the regular souvenir stuff but, also Native American art and jewelry. If you're hungry they have a snack bar with all the refreshments you would want. The views from here are spectacular.

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Tulsa, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a crazy drive, but beautiful! I could see for miles! Great souvenir shop and interesting and informational displays. What a view!

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Curtice, Ohio
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189 reviews 189 reviews
77 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The buildings are powered by a diesel generator and the water comes from alpine melt so the facilities have to be totally self sufficient! It' amazing they function as well as they do considering for most of the year they are buried under 10 plus feet of snow. Make the stop to hike to the top of the steps and... More

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