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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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Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Holy wow they need to expand this space or something. There were SO MANY PEOPLE in here! We stopped to check it out and eat and in the dining area there was no food left and we were literally waiting for them to cook. After that, there were absolutely no seats to sit in. People were standing around with their... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very informative and helped plan what we were going to do that day! Also gave us a zoomed in map of the area and was able to give us road reports and where to most likely spot animals.

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Lausanne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It was definitely a mistake to stop at Alpine. Next time I will just drive through. The place was full of visitors, very crowded, noisy and dirty. Not the atmosphere you expect after a nice drive through nature. I had to wait for a free parking spot for about 10 min. I would drive away but I needed a bathroom... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A fitting end to our drive up through Rocky Mountain Park. Ate picnic lunch whilst admiring the views. Even used one of the "Long Drop" loos. Very glad we got to this place

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Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very cool little gift shop at the top of RMNP. Nice place to stop, stretch your legs, use the restroom, and maybe buy a t-shirt or other must have tourist essential! Excellent views and a great drive from either direction.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you make it to RMNP, you don't want to miss going to the top and visiting the Alpine Visitor Center. There is a large gift shop and also a place to eat, although (understandably) the prices are a bit "high" LOL. I saw elk herds and big horn sheep near there, also marmots. Be careful of altitude sickness, drink... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Shop is so much bigger than you imagine...like a tardis. The view from the Centre, over the Rockies is something that will live with me forever .. You simply cannot explain how stunning this place is !

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San Carlos, California
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72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Halfway through the Trail Ridge Road loop is the Alpine Visitor Center, a little oasis at the top of the Rockies. It's a welcoming place complete with gift shop, restaurant and amazing views. We hiked up Alpine Ridge Trail first which is a long, stair-like climb to reach the tundra. The views are nothing short of breathtaking! Since the air... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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293 attraction reviews
1,566 helpful votes 1,566 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Alpine Visitor Center is near the midpoint of a one day trip through Rocky Mountain National Park. Today we discovered a 99% full parking lot, an active visitor’s center, modern comfort stations, neat shops, and a food court “dining area.” Alpine Visitor Center is perfectly located and staffed by pros and summer hires who maintain a great attitutude despite some... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Once you get to he top you can go in the visitor center, have a hot meal,buy a shirt and go to the restroom. This is also a great place to get warm after a long hike. My husband and I drive up there to look around and we always visit this place. The biggest problem we have is parking.

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