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Address: Pearl St from 11th to 15th Sts, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-449-3774
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Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown...

Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. At the heart of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a wonderfully charismatic four-block-long pedestrian mall that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. Colorful, bright flowers fill the mall almost the entire year and street performers, with a multitude of talents, make the Pearl Street Mall one of the best people-watching destinations anywhere.

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Wonderful restaurant choices and plenty of shopping. It's a great place to spend with family, first date or with friends. All around good for everybody. Pedestrian only, you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful restaurant choices and plenty of shopping. It's a great place to spend with family, first date or with friends. All around good for everybody. Pedestrian only, you have to walk bikes through there.

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Thank Melinda C
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pearl Street mall is internationally known. Not a very practical downtown - the kitschy shops and stores do not include day to day stuff like office supplies. The mall is a year around destination - browse for stuff you don't need, eat a variety of food from pricey to inexpensive. Great public transport, too.

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Thank AlanDOHashi
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pearl Street Mall was nice and was the "happening" place to traffic the tourists, but it was nothing that special. We saw the typical flamboyant attention seekers and plenty of tourists along with some protesters that seemed quite harmless. But it was still too touristy to enjoy very much.

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Thank RushingOrchid
Caldwell, Idaho
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I highly recommend a visit to the Pearl Street Mall. It is worth your time. There are many variety of different types of stores everywhere. Very educational. There are also street performers to entertain you and your family. From Magic tricks to musician, performing arts. Fascinating.

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Thank Kmforshee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up in boulder and the pearl street mall idea was controversial when it was built. It was very run down. But it is a wonderful place now. I still get to boulder a few times a year and always try to go out for a walk. The city has done a good job of keeping it slightly real... More 

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Thank VNORVI
Damascus, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice outdoor closed street mall. The problem is the stores close early on a weeknight. Mostly all stores were closed so that was a disappointment for us.

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Thank Joanne2570
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The diversity of sellers is fantastic, and the street performers are all very good at their craft. It's an entertaining way to spend an hour or few!

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Thank Wayne53578
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE PLACE to go when in Boulder. Has bars, restaurants and other interesting shops. It's off limits for cars so it's great for walking around. Also, there are other great places right off the mall. We ate at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery which has excellent food and beers which was just a few doors down on... More 

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Thank Tom R
Aksdal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This mall is really nice. Find you a place outside, and just relaxed and feel people singing, playing or making something fun. Always something happening! Good restaurants and nice shops.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love walking the mall during our visits. The eclectic stores and the many restaurants are plentiful.

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