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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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Grandview, Missouri, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A nice place to visit, and doesn't take very much time. Beautiful and peaceful. I bit challenging to find, but if you go to the Visitors Center, they'll give you directions.

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Brisbane, Australia
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245 reviews 245 reviews
149 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Probably not the best time as not many flower out and heaps of leaves on the ground. However nice to see a variety of garden beds and peaceful ponds

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Kailua, Hawaii
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212 reviews 212 reviews
57 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Yampa River Botanic Park is a gem just off the core trail. It is an oasis of flowers and vegetation that is lush and growing as they are continually adding new sections to it. It is a very pleasant attraction so add it to your list!

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This hidden treasure was nearby our Legacy Vacation Resorts-Hilltop location. Very nice level walking tour of many native Colorado plants, shrubs and trees in a restful setting. Don't miss it!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beautiful garden is well maintained, lots of different flowers and trees. Easy to walk around and enjoy the privacy. They also have special music events in the summer as well as classes for yoga and meditation. No bikes are allowed inside. But you have bike stations at both entrances. Very wide paths paved in crushed rock.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For several summers we rode bicycle along the Yampa Core Trail and we never bothered to stop in to the botanical park. From the outside it appears smallish, and honestly I thought, oh, that's nice someone planted some flowers in a park. NOw we know we were missing out! This park looks like it is small until you enter the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
11 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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