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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #6 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks
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Black Hawk, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

What a gem and treasure. As most of us know, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., loved the state of Colorado so much that following the success of "Rocky Mountain High", Denver purchased a residence in Aspen, Colorado and owned one home in Aspen continuously until his death. Peace, tranquility and solitude can all be found at this memorial dedicated to John.... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This area is easy to access and right in town. A tranquil spot to sit and read or to explore the river and surrounding nature with friends, family or children. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and relax in the wonderfully crafted area that is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

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Palm Springs, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

peaceful park right next to downtown imaginative and great for relaxing stroll before after or between touring town

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An amazing, serene and beautiful tribute to an Amazing singer , words to some of his are engraved on large boulders and the area surrounding it all is wonderful!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very emotive place to visit. The words of John Denver's songs are engraved on rocks scattered around this beautiful parkland...a must visit.

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Melfort
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Whether a person is a John Denver fan or not this is a beautiful spot to visit. The gardens are amazing, with lots of color and variety. Tastefully landscaped with rocks, trees, water, and plants. A beautiful spot for a picnic lunch and lots of photos.

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Temecula, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The John Denver Sanctuary is located right next to downtown Aspen and on the river that flows through the community. My wife and I enjoyed meandering our way through the gardens, over the rocks in the pond, and down the various pathways. We especially enjoyed the John Denver songs that were etched into the stones scattered throughout the garden. Take... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was the last and maybe the best thing we did in and around Aspen. It is an exquisite tribute to John Denver. Many of the words of his songs are written into the large stones strategically placed in the Sanctuary. The flowers, the green grass, the rocks and the songs made a lasting impression. I was very touched and... More

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Redford, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very tranquil spot. Lovely wildflowers, view of mountains all around. Pond, boulders all over the sanctuary, some with sayings from famous people about conservation and preserving our environment. One area dedicated to JD with words to his songs carved on different boulders scattered throughout the park. Very serene, lovely spot to sit and reflect.

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Naples, FL
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124 reviews 124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Get to a deli and have lunch/munch in one of the most beautiful little parks you will ever see. In the middle of summer when we had lunch, so the weather was not a problem. Perfect setting and many picnic spots or just sit on some big rocks, like we did.

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