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Yampa River Botanic Park

1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
970-879-4300
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Type: Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of the few botanic parks in the state. Free... more » Owner description: A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of the few botanic parks in the state. Free to the public, where visitors can learn about local wildflowers and fauna. Open Spring, Summer and Fall from dawn to dusk. Closed in winter. Amphitheater, available for rent, Core Trail access, drinking fountain and nature/hiking trail. Can be rented for a special event. No pets. « less
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

A pond, trees and flowers arranged along winding paths. Labels and more labels identifying the trees and flowers. Benches populate the area to provide resting spots. And the best restrooms I have ever experienced in an outdoor site. P.S. Compost area

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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104 reviews 104 reviews
10 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our early morning, late summer visit to the Yampa River Botanic Park was very peaceful and quiet. Since the rain had just ended, there were few people at this hour. The park's design displays native flowers, shrubs and trees in settings found in the Colorado mountains. The park is ideal for strolling along the paths or sitting on a bench... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful and serene botanic park in Steamboat Springs, CO. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and took many photos. It's thoughtfully laid out with various low levels, water features, sculptures, and various types of gardens. Many things were tagged with name/species. We went in late afternoon. A tree-lined path along the gorgeous soccer field with mountains in the background takes you... More

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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well kept gardens and beautiful outlooks! Makes one want to bring a book to sit and read or meditate.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A small botanic garden compared to many, but beautifully maintained. A serene place for a walk. The restrooms are the best public ones I've ever seen!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is an easy place to spend an hour or more. It is peaceful and beautiful. We just walked around and looked at all the plants and was surprised at all the plants growing with such a short season. There is a nice restroom at the back, so no excuses.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The park was absolutely wonderful. It is completely free & very beautiful. It is also very relaxing to take a stroll through & a stroller can go down the main paths.

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Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of the nicest small city botanical parks we have ever seen. It is wonderfully laid out with nice wide paths to follow. It showcases many different pines, spruces, fir trees, and so many types of mountain flowers that cover the Colorado Mountains.

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Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Extremely well layed out and peaceful. Wonderful flowers, ponds, trees and shrubs. FREE to public. Access from park or bike trail along Yampa River.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I liked that it was free but I was hoping for a bigger garden. The view was very pretty but just want enough there.

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