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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Address: 641 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone Number: 970 245 3288
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Type: Gardens, Trails, Nature & wildlife areas, Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Gardens, Trails, Nature & wildlife areas, Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lack of upkeep on this "botanical gardens' . When it first opened it was nice to have even this little place, but it's gone downhill fast. A nice lilly pad pond. The butterfly pavillion is so-so

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Took my mom here. It is pretty small. Doesn't cost a lot to go in. Some pretty plants but not as nice as the Denver Botanic gardens. If you want to just do something easy or take visitors it is a good place to go. Nice park surrounds it as well.

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Laramie, WY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Overall it was disappointing as many of the plants they had I can go see for free out on the prairie. It was small and not what they make it sound. Do not plan your day around visiting here as you can be done here in less than an hour and see everything they have. For the price paid next... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed the gardens very much even though it was hot July. Well laid out, interesting and even have a small indoor butterfly gardens.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have tried twice to take groups of children to the Botanical Gardens. The first time one of the older male volunteers yelled at our group of three to five year olds for playing on the grass. To make it worst the person in charge fired the poor man right in front of us. We were told they would comp... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are expecting an expansive meandering full day event, you may be disappointed. The native plants and butterfly house are nice activities. Situated on a biking hiking trail along the Colorado River you can easily wrap up an afternoon or day exploring. Close by is Edgewater Brewery and all the activities of Grand Junction an easy walk. Small parking... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The gardens are along the paved bike path along the Colrado River. While biking we stumbled upon this lovely place and enjoyed an hour of touring their orchid house, butterfly room, sculpture garden, children's play land, and historical /native plant area that even has an old shepherder's wagon. Great place to bring kids or adults . If you already belong... More 

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Austin, Texas
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316 reviews 316 reviews
80 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A girlfriend and I showed up on a Tuesday morning. I heard it was free on Tuesdays. This must be old information as we were charged $5 per person. I am happy to pay it to support this place. They have a butterfly area. Where they check that you have no hitchhikers before you leave. Overall a beautiful space. Worth... More 

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Rhode Island
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Botanical Gardens are relatively small - There is a small indoor portion with lots of more exotic plans (many of which were just potted and on a table) and a stream. Upon exiting this area, there is a short, paved walking path with plants on the side, followed by a lily pond and a more desert-scape area (not paved)... More 

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Greeley, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

we were able to see 4 butterflies come out of their cocoons while we were there. It was great for our 5 year old. They have some beautiful plants, decently priced souvenirs, a castle for little ones to go in, a cute small suit of armor, history of the area. We went in June and everything was blooming.

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