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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, 130 S. Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #7 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks
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Ventura, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This area has been a few years in the making. The flowers, water features and rocks add up to a lovely place to picnic or just sit quietly and meditate on nature's beauty.

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Bunch, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was nice seeing some of his songs inscribed on boulders along with other author's writings. The flowers were beautiful and well kept.

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Broomfield, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a beautifully peaceful place! And even more so since it has been expanded. Waterfalls, wildflowers, and engraved rocks are the perfect backdrop for a place to 'just be'!

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Santa Rosa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is no better monument to a man's legacy than the John Denver Sanctuary. Tranquil with the environment, bringing out the natural beauty of the Rockies, this park is a must see not only in Aspen, but in Colorado. The words of Mr. Denver's songs are engraved on granite boulders encouraging us to a deeper insight. Even if you are... More

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Monrovia, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tribute to John Denver. The place is Beautiful, steams, rocks with his songs engraved on them. Also his grave stone. Beautiful wild flowers. A nice theater near by, which I wish we had the time to see. A nice place to eat and picnic. If you go off the beaten track wacth out for posion ivy. The town around... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This may be one the best laid out parks in the country. Its got water features and tons of little private coves you can sneak off into. Tons of big rocks make for some very intimate little places to sit and listen to the babbling water. Little corners with picnic tables or stone benches are really cool. The wild flowers... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Whoever did the landscape design for the John Denver Sanctuary should get a medal (and maybe he/she did!) because it is beautiful. Definitely worth the short walk from town to sit and meditate, picnic and enjoy the flowers. Theatre Aspen is VERY lucky to have this in their backyard.

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A beautiful little park that is covered in flowers, green, water and serenity. Dogs were all over the place (even though the sign said they must be on a leash...never saw a single dog on a leash). The rocks have been imprinted with Denver's songs and a fellow was there playing his guitar. I really liked the rock pathway that... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
84 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I visited this lovely sanctuary/garden after being told about it by the young women working at the visitor center (near the underground parking garage). I love John Denver's music. When I arrived I played 'Rocky Mountain High' on my Iphone in trubute to Mr. Denver. I took my time strolling through the sanctuary, stopping to read each of the song... More

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Aurora, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a very wonderful and tasteful sanctuary. I could have seen most of this online in picture but pictures just do not do this place justice. It is very moving and a good place to remember an incredible man who had so much talent. Well worth the trip.

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