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Address: 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303 442 3282
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running, Hiking
Description: Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this...
Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this beautiful park now hosts cultural events, features rock climbing sites, lovely gardens and picnic areas and is the starting point for many hiking trails.
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This restaurant is situated in one of the most spectacular mountain parks in Boulder. The park will take your breath away. Plan on spending extra time exploring the surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant is situated in one of the most spectacular mountain parks in Boulder. The park will take your breath away. Plan on spending extra time exploring the surrounding area. Eat here before a concert, film, talk or eat here after a hike. The restaurant- menu and building have been recently updated. The menu and service can be hit or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This used to be such a nice place - particularly to sit on the porch for breakfast or lunch. Now it has been "upgraded" and the interior IS more attractive but the food had deteriorated sadly - sent the last meal back to the kitchen! Too bad.

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Boulder, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you only have a day in Boulder--and the weather is not downright awful, spend at least some of it at Chautauqua. Sure, Pearl Street has some pretty entertaining buskers, but if it's the weekend or summertime, most of the people-watching on the Mall will be of other tourists. By all means check it out, but don't decide you can't... More 

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Boulder, CO
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chautauqua is a Boulder institution. It has great physical beauty, with its views of the foothills and many great hiking trails nearby. It has a good (not great) restaurant with one of the best outdoor patios in the spring, summer and fall. And a great, grassy picnic area. Plus it is rich in history and you can hear well known... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Early summer, a couple of custom sandwiches and salads from the local Alfalfa grocery, a small cooler with icy beverages and we had the perfect picnic at Chautauqua. The shade of mature trees and a cool breeze with blue skies made a real nice setting to soak in the majesty of the Flatirons range. Get there early enough for good... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Up close to the Flatirons, spectacular views, beautiful hiking trails, biking, snow shoeing and cross country skiing are some of the adventures that await you.The rentals are great, rustic and accommodating. The restaurant is also rustic and the food is great. Only a few minutes drive to downtown Boulder and CU, Boulder. Great family adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lot of classic Boulder trails start west of Chautauqua. The place is recognized by its historic buildings, restaurant, famous venue for music festivals (summer) ad public lectures. Playground, landscaping, picnic: it is a beautiful park full of choices.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a great hiking place with lots of options for difficulty level. Be careful though that areas close for raptor breeding over the winter, so check ahead. Also can be icy so good to have shoe chains and walking poles. Overall great hiking with lot of wonderful views

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Chataqua is really gorgeous. You can walk dogs on leash. Historic buildings, gorgeous hike below the flatirons. Really nice

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stunning views and awesome food! What a great historical place but still so trendy feeling, in the best of ways. Well worth a visit, and perhaps a hike beforehand.

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