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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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Nice place that is free

This Botanic Park will really be good and colorful in June or July. The majority of flowers were not yet in bloom in early May. Quite a few interesting statues to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This Botanic Park will really be good and colorful in June or July. The majority of flowers were not yet in bloom in early May. Quite a few interesting statues to see.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

it is very beautiful and so worth going to see. great little walk around the grounds and the trees and flowers are so well laid out.

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Englewood, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Really nice right now with tulips blooming. Lots of songbirds about. My daughter counted at least a dozen species on a brief stroll and their song was sweet. The garden looks very young and it should mature nicely as more layers are added over time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Super fun super free...had fun exploring all of the trails and looking for all of the sculptures and all of the different plants and flowers that are housed at the botanical garden

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a perfect place to connect with nature, enjoy the mountain views and smell the flowers ... and it's all free. In the morning I bring my coffee and sit in this peaceful place for a bit of reflection. On Thursdays, I bring my lunch and join other locals listen to the Strings performance. It's a magical place. It... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited in early man and not too much to see. The flowers were just starting to peek out and bloom after the Winter. I can tell this place is beautiful in the Summer and Fall.

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Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The botanic garden is a beautiful spot, next to the river (also next to the soccer fields, which can be a little noisy). There are many different gardens planted, all with high-altitude, cold-tolerant plants. I would have liked to have seen a vegetable garden, since that is such a challenge at altitude.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I walked through the gardens with a local on a hot summer day. The foliage made it cooler and the variety of plants was incredible. It was a very relaxing place to be, and I think its great that there is no admission fee.

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Steamboat Springs, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a beautiful little park, with several different kinds of flowers, trees, and other beautiful plants. All plants are labeled well, and over-all a very peaceful place. During the summers they have really nice free concerts in the afternoon.

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Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Looks like a great place to visit. Will have to try to catch it when open. Yampa River Core Trail is prettiest around this area. Great view of the ski runs from this area.

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