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The John Denver Sanctuary

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Address: near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
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A beautiful park well worth visiting

Take time to visit this place. Well worth it, whether you see it in summer or winter. It is beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to visit this place. Well worth it, whether you see it in summer or winter. It is beautiful.

Thank lynnOttawa_Canada
Aspen, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful sanctuary just minutes walking from downtown Aspen. Situated on the Roaring Fork River with gorgeous views all around.

Thank 1949lovetotravel
Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this attraction, when strolling around the town. I'm not a huge John Denver fan, but remember him and his music fondly, from my childhood. It's really a beautiful park with many references to his lyrics, some inscribed in stone. It was really nice and I would go back, if I return to Aspen

Thank kmhogue
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The John Denver Sanctuary used to be my favorite place in town. A little oasis of calm and quiet just a few steps away from the Aspen core. In the past few years the institutional encroachment from the "non permanent" Aspen Theatre structure and the remodeling of the area by The City of Aspen for "drainage" has reduced the natural... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking a day off from skiing and bored of walking through the town? I suggest a walk through John Denver Park. Check out the rocks, rivers and the beautiful ski chalets in the area.

Thank Adam G
Denton, Texas
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92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our friend and local guide brought us to visit this beautiful garden and memorial to John Denver. The flowers were beautiful with a wild organization that I can only hope to recreate in my home garden. I enjoyed the song lyrics etched on the rocks.

Thank jayares2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Simply the most peaceful place like John Denver was (and still is)! A definite must see when one goes to Aspen.

Thank denajen21
Wildwood, Missouri
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Music makes pictures and often tells stories, all of them magic, all of them true. The music is you. Feel what John felt about Aspen and these mountains, while you reflect on his contributions to your understanding

Thank WindsOfWildwood
Evergreen, Colorado
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14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you are looking for a great place to explore and get in touch with one of Aspen's favorite sons, this is the place. You'll find yourself humming and singing John Denver's classic songs that not only capture the essence of Colorado's mountain experience, but put you in touch with this great American musical artist.

Thank jonnypositive
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a worthwhile place to visit while in Aspen. A friend and I spent some time walking through as part of a longer hike. It's in a pretty setting, and the exhibits are interesting.

Thank FirehunterTX

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