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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For those who value a leisurely stroll amongst nature, the botanic park offers many different kinds of flowers and trees, a rose garden, and children's garden, statues, reflection pond, and benches. Volunteers welcome to get dirty on Wednesday mornings.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A botanical garden that is tended by volunteers who have their own personal plots to plant. What a wonderful idea! It's gorgeous and peaceful. We had a very nice conversation with a gentleman who was tending his area. Such a nice a friendly place. A must-see for every Steamboat Springs traveler.

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We decided to stop here to take pictures and it was well worth it! We visited in the summer and there was a storm brewing so we had to hurry though. My favorite part was seeing all the different colors of Columbines, which is the state flower. There is a nice creek running through parts of the park with a... More

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're very happy to read you enjoyed the park. More

Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Steamboat Springs Botanical Gardens are beautiful and well worth taking the time to see. Local groups "adopt" areas and take care of such areas as the rose garden, blue garden, etc. Photo opportunities are abundant and it's just a lovely way to spend an hour or two. It is free to enter. There is a place to leave a... More

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

Thanks for making the stop and thanks for writing your review here. More

Denver, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

They have variety of plants. The landscaping is rolling. The park is just off the main strip in Streamboat, making it easy to find. It is also free. It's a good place to spend a few hours on an easy stoll.

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

A few hours spent in the peace and solitude of these gardens will work wonders for your soul. More

Morrison, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Walking through these gardens, you can tell how beautiful things would be in the spring and summer. There were still flowers, but many had died (it snowed the day after we were there).

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

Yes... the weather in September can be hit or miss. We hope you're able to make it back some day in the springtime. It's gorgeous. More

Carson City, Nevada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Small botanical park that is very nicely kept. It's accessible from U.S. 40, but you can also come in through a gate off the Core Bike Trail.

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

...and we have bike racks by the trail entrance. This is a great place to rest for awhile if you're riding the bike path. More

Evesham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Full of colour and a surprise round every corner. Throughout the summer there are free concerts on Thursday lunchtimes. All done by volunteers who are only too pleased to tell you the history of the park. If you are in Steamboat then this park is a must visit.

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

The free concerts go all summer long. There's nothing more peaceful than enjoying a sack lunch in the park with the soothing sounds of music in the background. More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My wife and I never miss a botanical garden anywhere in our travels. We got rained out of our visit here on September 27th. So, even though we were leaving on the 28th, we first went to the Botanic Park. It's exactly our cup of tea--just beautiful! I especially liked that the plants were much more extensively marked than in... More

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Winnie D, Public Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the kind words from someone who seems to know a thing or two about various gardens. More

Plainfield, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We visited this park on our recent trip to Steamboat. What a hidden gem. Was a little challenging to find. It's behind a soccer field and you have to park and walk down a road to get to. There were so many flowers, trees and beautiful ponds. There was even a large herb garden. I could sit on one of... More

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Yampa River Botanic Park, responded to this review

Labeling each plant is something we really try to keep up on. We feel it's important for people to know the name of what they are looking at. More

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