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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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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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 find in summertime

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... read more

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

after a fun bike ride, this is a great place to stop, and enjoy nature. there was a free outdoor concert going on the day we visited.

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Cedar Park
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It's a garden to stroll about, however, not much to it. Takes less than 30 minutes to see it all. It was not anything to really write home about. Just basic flower beds.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to combine a stroll through the Botanic Park and take in the Thursday noon free concert. The gardens a beautifully lush, and explosion of color. The brass concert was outstanding. Although there is a Botanic Park sign on Hwy 40, once we turned off Hwy 40 there were no further signs or direction. Not too helpful for first... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was really surprised by how well designed and cared for these gardens are considering they are relatively young and looked after by mainly enthusiastic volunteers. We missed the Thursday concert but the lawn looks a great place for it. All the plants are well labelled and organized into separate mini gardens. I really liked the Buddha!

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Grand Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There were so many flowers in bloom at the time we were there. Such a variety for all seasons. Take lots of pictures. A must see if in town.

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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

To think this is a locally created botanical college ton was staggering. Beautifully landscaped and thoughtfully organized, it was a perfect break from biking the riverside. These gardens have given me inspiration to take home

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited the 6-acre Yampa River Botanic Park twice during a recent stay in Steamboat Springs. It was listed as one of the Top 10 things to do/see in a travel magazine...and we were happily surprised to discover this gem. During the first visit there was an afternoon thunderstorm, so we stayed out of the rain under the big green... More 

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Sterling, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My girls attended a Wildflowers and Watercolors event at the Park and had a great time. It's a relatively small Botanic Park but very beautiful. We went back the next day for a free concert that was fabulous. A very enjoyable place to spend a few minutes or a few hours.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a very nice little set of gardens tucked in between the highway and the river. There are a variety of themed outdoor garden settings, featuring the flora of the region. Several sculptures are set in around the gardens and the central pond. When we were there it was generally in good condition, with a few ragged edges where... More 

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Additional Information about Yampa River Botanic Park

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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