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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Outdoors

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The John Denver sanctuary was really nice in our opinion. A great way to spend an hour or two outdoors enjoying nature, getting a walk in. It is very well landscaped with gorgeous flowers that appear almost naturally placed, rambling streams and small waterfalls, and boulders with engraved poems, song lyrics and quotations. Very good setting to take family pictures... More 

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Annapolis Junction, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

For years my wife has always wanted to see this sanctuary.. Thou I'm not a john denver fan, I did enjoy the complex plants and wildlife within this well maintained site. Thou we did find trash on a few of the trails, We picked it up and disposed of it ourselves. As a photographer, I was looking for shadows and... More 

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Fort Collins
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is a peaceful spot and had many flowers and large rocks. A special spot. It is on the way to the Rio Grande Trail. We enjoyed walking along this trail. It is a pleasant walk and worth while. Not too crowded and people were friendly.

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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