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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We found this when looking on'Things to do in Vail', otherwise we wouldn't have known it was there. Such a peaceful place with lots of beautiful flowers and paths to follow. Apparently the highest alpine gardens in the world. I was pleasantly surprised by how much the Fords did for the community. They make great use of the amphitheatre as... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a beautifully planned and cared for garden with an amazing array of plants and flowers. Nice children's learning area, playground adjacent, and easy to walk pathways throughout. We took stunning photos here.

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Eagle, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The gardens are a spectacular opportunity to see the best of our mountain flora. Design and variety complement this healthy display of plants. Recommended for the garden specialist and the nature lover, you can play for hours in this amazing garden. Bring a picnic and your Grandchildren to enjoy the playground next door.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When family comes to Vail, we take a stroll through these beautiful gardens. The plants are profuse and in late spring, the master gardener Nick prepares the beds for annuals and more perennials. The gardens are planted for various types of flowers. there are water pools, rock gardens, desert gardens and others to enjoy. On Thursdays in the summer, there... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very Pretty! When visiting Vail, a very nice place to go and the price is right! Great photo ops! Just a short walk and very nice, from the Village of Vail.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This nature area was just a short walk outside of town and offered beautiful mountain gardens to walk through. It was not crowded at all and had lots of places to take beautiful scenic photos

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the finest alpine garden we have visited anywhere. A peaceful walk in the garden plus a few minutes on one of the many benches provides the perfect relaxation in this somewhat frenetic community.

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Middletown, DE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The gardens are along a nice walk way which runs adjacent to a running stream. It is a nice area to take a little break from your walk. There are some pretty flowers and shrubs and the area is well maintained. Is not far from town so it is worth the walk.

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The Villages, FL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was our third time to visit the garden. It's a great walk with beautiful flowers. Walk along the stream from Vail for a quiet and relaxing trip.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice walkway, easy to get around for low-landers short of breath. Most of the plants and flowers were identified, but some were a bit far from the path and the ID print not quite large enough to be easily see. impressive overall! Oh yeah, they had a cooking demo while we were there - delicious, and got the recipe too... More

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