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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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Laramie, WY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Reno
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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283 reviews 283 reviews
76 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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86 reviews 86 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Columbus Junction, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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