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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, CO 81611
970 925-5756
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Ranked #15 of 59 attractions in Aspen
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: The Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, a wild place in the heart of Aspen, features an Environmental Learning Center, resident birds of prey, an indoor... more » Owner description: The Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, a wild place in the heart of Aspen, features an Environmental Learning Center, resident birds of prey, an indoor trout stream, a nature trail loop, bird watching, a naturalist on site, and programs all year round. Free to visit! « less
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Since I gave up downhill skiing a few decades ago, I look for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities whenever I'm on a winter vacation. ACES offers snowshoeing opportunities on Aspen Mountain, at Snowmass, and in Ashcroft. All of these were headed by brilliant, thoughtful, passionate about the environment, energetic guides. They took me into areas that I never... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have been coming to Aspen for 4 years and this was our first visit to ACES, and I wish we had found it earlier. We have 2 children aged 6 and 8, and we are always looking for affordable activities on our days away from skiing. ACES is free, although I encourage you to leave a donation, and is... More

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Carbondale, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a must, be sure to dress warm and wear boots, Your camera will capture beauty at 13,000 ft and your guide is very informed, You will be pleased with this outing .

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If I had this to do over again I would have visited here first. Has a good explanation of some of the geographic and natural sites. Kind of hidden. Once again I would recommend getting a walking tour book or a good pamphlet. We finally wised up and were given a good pamphlet at our accomodations at the St. Moritz,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) occupies a large patch of forest and wetlands in the center of Aspen, a nature preserve for over 40 years. The visitor center has materials and programs for kids, and some captive "unreleasable" (permanently disabled) large birds including an eagle and a great horned owl. Tuesday mornings during the summer a guided birdwatching... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you have some time to kill this is a good place to visit. We spent an hour there and we felt it was geared toward young children. They have naturalists that you can schedule educational tours with.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Attended the Raptor Day at ACES - fun for all ages! Many raptors to see up close, and the volunteers taught the attendees many interesting facts. Great day to learn about raptors!

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Covington, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

loved the Aspen Cener For Enviromental Studies walked from the lodge and enjoyed all the nature, birds and the water and views of the mountains.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

At ACES for walk near Hallam Lake and to visit the golden eagle. Mainly for kids. ACES snowshoe tour on Aspen Mountain. Excellent.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great group of people who are doing something worthwhile! The educational tours are great and it is cool to hear about the successful rehabilitation's that happen because of the center.

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