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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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Great place for a morning walk

Good place to get some fresh air and very light exercise before a long day. Free parking lot and free entrance, though they are glad to take a little donation. Not a formal garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good place to get some fresh air and very light exercise before a long day. Free parking lot and free entrance, though they are glad to take a little donation. Not a formal garden as you would see in a big city, but lots of local and regional flowers and a small water feature, as well. Was told it gets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours at the botanical garden. It is beautifully laid out & the plants are all marked. It is meticulously groomed & very peaceful.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Steamboat springs botanic park is a color wonderland! Just off the river path this an easy walk through visual joy. A map gives perfect directions for all the plant zones, including a youth gardening area. Plus a beautiful pond and greens area in the middle. There was yoga the morning I visited. Lots of hummingbirds and plant labels were easy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a nice quiet place to get away from the crowds. The grounds are beautiful the workers and volunteers love this place and it shows. Do yourself a favor and take time to visit there is a lot of beauty packed into a small corner of Steamboat.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the place to go for all who like a nice quiet stroll with out the fuss Very well laid out very peasefull

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This gem is around the corner from my office. It is amazing that with only a sixty day growing season whet can be achieved. A true place for quiet and reflection except on a Thursday at noon in the summer, when the strings free concert performs. I take a packed lunch and enjoy every minute.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to see a concert that had been advertised bit when we got there we were pleasantly surprise at the beauty of the botanic gardens and the setting for the concert. Wonderful place to just relax and take in the beauty of Steamboat. Unexpected but wonderful part of our week in Steamboat. The gardens are really quite nice and very... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Lovely setting to take a stroll. Bring your lunch and blanket and enjoy the pond and the view.During the summer there are free Strings concerts on Thursday. Very relaxing and peaceful

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Along the Yampa in Steamboat upstream from downtown, this park is worth a walk through. Great for kids and nice for finding a quiet place to read a book in the shade. Beautiful flowers of all kinds, a hummingbird area pond and even a Buddha. If you are riding bikes along the river path, you can walk them through the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Found this charming place by total accident and so glad we did. We were allowed to bring in a cooler and eat lunch in the central part of the gardens and then spent a good hour strolling around. Very nicely put together in a small space so you aren't walking around forever. Really liked the rock garden and north facing... More 

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