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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
970-476-0103
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Vail
Type: Gardens
Description: This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the gardens today and enjoyed it very much. You can come at any time of the year and are sure to see lots of different plants in bloom. We spent time covering most of the grounds and were very impressed with the variety and design. Well done!

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The gardens were expansive with a lot of natural plants but many were not in bloom. Although nice, it wasn't what I expected.

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Georgetown, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The gardens are very well done, informative and appealing. We spend about 1+ hour there and probably didn't see everything. The flowers and plants are just gorgeous. Very nice.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the last things we did before leaving Vail. The Gardens were just a short walk from the Village and our hotel. Beatifically kept by dedicated volunteers these gardens display a wide variety of Alpine plant life. The flowing creek and waterfalls add to the educational and pristine environment. Not more more to say other than it is something... More

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Buda, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful way to spend a Sunday after strolling through the Farmers Market! Amazing colors and well maintained! Well worth the stroll and great photo opps!

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Houston, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was disappointed after visiting the Denver Botanical Gardens. The Alpine Gardens are well maintained but not worth a special trip. If you are going to the amphitheater it worth arriving a bit early, but otherwise I would skip it and see the Denver option that is not far fron the route to the airport.

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Waco, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our group of 9 spent a couple hours here and everyone loved it. The kids (from 18 months to 9 years old) loved walking through the gardens and going on a self-guided treasure hunt put on by the gardens. The walking trails take you around waterfalls and beautiful flowers, all tucked into the Vail mountains. The biggest hit was the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great nature walk. Lovely flowers and small creatures everywhere.Lots of photo ops. Plenty of seating and quiet spaces. Highly enjoyed...

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Englewood, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Somehow on many mountain trips, we had never visited the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens before last week. Our loss! This free attraction is simply stunning. Don't forget water and sunscreen if you're not used to the altitude, as you need to go down a long winding walkway to access the gardens. The gardens themselves were in full bloom during our... More

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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150 reviews 150 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited before the concerts. Beautiful setting and flora and fauna. Quiet pathways make this enjoyable. A must see.

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