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“I wish we had taken this walking tour the first day we were here.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boulder Walking Tours

Boulder Walking Tours
1734 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
720-243-1376
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Ranked #2 of 42 activities in Boulder
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Owner description: Offering four unique tours exploring Boulder's best places! Downtown's "Best of Boulder": An award-winning walking tour described as ".... a gem not to be missed!" Fun and fact-filled stroll through vibrant downtown Boulder bringing together history, architecture, people & planning. Join us as we wander the colorful and historic Pearl Street Mall and neighboring areas in a celebration of this incredible community!Chautauqua ~ Living History: Emerging from a cultural movement of the late 19th century, the Chautauqua continues, through simplicity and a wide variety of cultural offerings, to exemplify its original ideals: lifelong learning, love of nature, music & the arts. This delightful tour is narrated with historic photographs that bring the landmark to life.Birds & Bees: Naturalist-Guided Hikes: Our guides are professional naturalists with years of experience guiding hikes in Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks. Explore the flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountain foothills -- small groups guaranteed to ensure personalized attention! CU Boulder: A Learning Landmark: This fun and informative stroll through the award-winning CU-Boulder campus offers a thorough exploration of today's dynamic university, but rooted in background from yesteryear. The first building, opened in 1876, sat atop a donated, treeless bluff, its bell tower ringing the vision that spurred “Old Main” and, indeed, the town of Boulder itself. Since then, the campus has expanded in significance ~ architecturally, intellectually, and civically. Come wander, and wonder, with us!
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“I wish we had taken this walking tour the first day we were here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011 via mobile

Our guide Ellie provided us with a wealth information and gave us more ideas for further exploration of Boulder. We need to come back again to see what we have missed. A really terrific city and really nice people.

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Saint Louis
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“boulderwalkingtours.com - a great introduction to Boulder. Highly recommended for visitors and residents.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Lori does a wonderful tour -- one of the best I've experienced in a number of cities.

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“Boulder History--the REAL story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

Boulder Walking Tours is a great way to learn more about Boulder and to get a feeling of where you are in the city and how the city developed. Lori does a spectacular job leading the tour through the downtown area and pointing out various sites. She has photographs that show the way areas looked in the past and why new buildings look the way they do now. She also narrates the vision early settlers had for the area and how those very early ideas have continued and made Boulder the beautiful city it is. A very enjoyable tour. Not too long; easy walking.

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“If you are coming to Boulder, and you should, this is a must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

We were't sure that we were going to make it to Boulder but we had some extra time and decided to spend an hour or two in Boulder to see the city. we took the walking tour of the city with Lori and all I can say is wow. It was such a great tour that at the end of the tour we decided to change our last two days of our trip and stay in Boulder rather than going back to Denver. Our tour was entertaining, enlightening, and all together a great experience. Lori is a fantastic tour guide. she is a professor at Colorado University and does the tours on the side. She has great insight into the city and makes it an extremely pleasant and informative 90 minutes. This is one of the best tours of a city that I have taken. It made me want to move to Boulder immediately. Do yourself a favor and take the walking tour.

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Albany
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“Walking Tour of Boulder not to be missed - a great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We ere wrapping up a 3 week tour of the west and were in Boulder for 3 days. What a wonderful place. On our last day we were looking for something to do, so we signed up for Boulder Walking Tours (boulderwalkingtours.com) . It was $15 per person well spent. Lori, the tour operator, takes people on a 90 minute, approximately1 mile walk around the downtown area. She has a binder full of pictures that show the way things were way back when, while pointing out what they look like now. The tour starts outside the Hotel Boulderado and finishes at the Pearl Street Mall. Lori does a terrific job and her pleasant demeanor adds to the tour. It was worth every minute of the 90 minutes. Highly recommended. Paul from Slingerlands, NY

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