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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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Address: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-0103
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail...
This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
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A must experience for any Vail visitor

Beautiful gardens and setting. The amphitheater is state-of-the-art and the walking paths are inviting. You'll come away with a heightened sense of the natural beauty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and setting. The amphitheater is state-of-the-art and the walking paths are inviting. You'll come away with a heightened sense of the natural beauty of Colorado and its myriad micro climates.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Full of Alpine Flowers, quite corners, waterfalls, and benches to enjoy the shade or sun. This little part is an easy visit with the free bus from downtown (5 minutes) or a pleasant gradual walk (15 minutes). There is a cute gift shop, friendly staff and it makes an end to a nice afternoon before you head back for cocktails.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful unknown gem! Wandering around Vail we came upon this garden with multiple water features and an extensive alpine flower collection. We could have spent hours viewing and learning about the alpine flowers, not to mention many other perennial and annual flowers in the garden. This is a must see for any garden or flower lovers.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a very tranquil place to visit. The pace is slow. The scenery is beautiful. It is free to visit & it is well worth your time. Waterfalls, ponds, beautiful flower - they have it all.

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Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

First things first. I have read other reviews that have described about this being hard to find. It's true if you rely on mapping on your phone. The address it lists actually takes you to a gift shop in the village of Vail. They have been trying to get that corrected for 8 years according to a lady at the... More 

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HAM LAKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It wasn't real easy to find but is definitely worth finding. There are over 3,000 alpine plants. Most of them are marked and capable docents share the unique features of the plants.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice alpine gardens. There were some interesting flowers I had never seen. Nice artificial waterfalls and stream. Good view of the mountains from the upper area. Worth a visit on the free bus. Takes you close to it and you just need to walk over Gore Creek. Excellent activity for those who may not be able to hike well. Wheelchair... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lots of variety of flowers. I am not sure how these will thrive at higher or lower altitude. Lots of families taking pictures. It's large but small enough to do in a hour.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a must see each time we visit as the gardens are always changing with the seasons. Very well maintained.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Incredible number of exquisite flowers...stopped to take close up picture after close up picture. Easy to walk around and see it all and enjoy the river walk on the way back to town.

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Additional Information about Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Address: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-0103
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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