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Yampa River Botanic Park

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Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: 970-879-4300
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the...
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.
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Excellent free garden

We were on vacation and biking the Yampa Core Trail. This garden is located on the trail. There are places to park your bikes. Restrooms available. The garden is beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were on vacation and biking the Yampa Core Trail. This garden is located on the trail. There are places to park your bikes. Restrooms available. The garden is beautiful and well kept. Would recommend stopping.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband was feeling under the weather so we abandoned our longer hike and hung out here for the morning. It was a surprise hit with our 6 and 8 yo. Very charming, lots of little "secret" pathways and hidden statues. A nice place for a picnic. Clean bathrooms were also a plus.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens right in town with concerts that add wonderful sounds to your picnic lunch. It's hard to find an easier spot to enjoy yourself for and hour or so.

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of jewels during our week in Steamboat. On par with botanical gardens in bigger cities, with costly entrance fees. We spent a little more than an hour, you could spend hours if you wanted. There is that much to see. Don't pass up the botanical gardens when you are in Steamboat(OK if your there for skiing it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We heard many folks recommend this place and we are so glad we went. It's beautiful and so well maintained. It's situated right on the river and the Core Trail so you can bike and use this to take a break and stroll around. Great variety of flowers/trees/plants as well as nice water features and sculptures. So glad we had... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very quiet park. Pleasant to walk through, especially in the morning. The tress are first along the path, followed by several flower gardens. Loved the variety of planting season, especially the rock and crevice garden. Great way to relax.

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Phoenixville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ordinarily, I would not have gone out of my way to visit a Botanic Park; however, the entrance was right on the bike path and admission was free. Turns out, it was a beautiful little park. There were many varieties of plants wonderfully presented. The overall feel was very relaxing. We stayed less than an hour, but someone more interested... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The gardens are much larger than expected and absolutely beautiful. Located down by the river along the trail, you can stop in and park your bike in the many bike racks or come by car as there is plenty of parking. While free, please make a donation to help maintain these wonderful gardens. A guide book is available at the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I thought this free garden would be a tiny patch of flowers along the walking trail. I was thrilled to be wrong! This is an incredibly beautiful park that overflows with lush flowers and peaceful ponds. I visited the park at the end of June when everything was blooming. What a wonderful surprise tucked away next to the river!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful plants and flowers. They are labeled which is nice. Plenty of benches and places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. You can access the gardens through a gate off if the Yampa river walk which is nice. Stop and smell the roses!

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Additional Information about Yampa River Botanic Park

Address: Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: 970-879-4300
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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