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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

641 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
970 245 3288
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Type: Gardens, Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Reno
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
75 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Columbus Junction, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Several varied outdoor garden and landscaping areas. Very unique and took many photos. Would return again.

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Moab, Utah, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It was a bit cold so far this year, but I really enjoy this attraction and try to get by here a few times a year to explore and see the butterflies

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Clifton,Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Would not go back or bring friends here while visiting area there are other places to see better in the area.

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