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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A worthy stop to make while you are in the park. After a winding drive up, you arrive at the visitor center. Even in June there is snow to be seen. The views are fantastic and we saw marmots in the area. If you go make sure to take a jacket (even in the middle of summer) the weather can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited in mid-June, so there were still huge piles of snow around the Visitors Center (and on the sides of the road up) and the path above the place had definitely long since disappeared under the snow. It was interesting inside, with a cafe to get refreshments and a wonderful view out from a large expanse of windows to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You can see Wyoming from the summit where the Alpine center is. The views are breath taking and worth the zig-zagging road to get there. Make sure you take a coat, even in summer, because the elevation is 12,000+ feet and the weather can changed in a minute. They do have souveniors and food for purchase. If you need more... More

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kirksville
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A nice stop at the top. Has tons of souvenirs and a nice little café inside. The only thing that is that the parking lot needs to be a little bigger. We had trouble finding a place to park but still a nice visitor center.

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Belleville, Michigan
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45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Be sure to stop here for beverages and a quick stretch. The views are great and there is still some snow pack here.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nothing special, but the only place to get some food and drinks and therefore a useful stop. Also useful if you'd like to get tourist items.

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Sugar Land
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364 reviews 364 reviews
121 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This must be the highest NP visitor center in the continental US, and it's beautiful views are well worth seeing. There is a great gift shop and small café with great views of the amazing mountain scenery. We are glad we stopped.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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472 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You drive up this windy road and are past the trees and in a sort of a notch the alpine center just poops out at you. So why not stop in and learn a little bit about the tremendous park you are driving thru.

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Spring Valley, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

It's a thrilling drive up to the alpine visitor center: you drive windy roads with ever-better views to climb 6,000 feet up the mountains. Once at the visitor center, There's a nice and easy hike to the top of the tallest mountain in the area (roughly 12,200 ft above sea level) but the air is thin so expect to get... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

nice views, but if you travel out to RMNP and go straight up to this center, expect the altitude to bother you.

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