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“Take this Tour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boulder Walking Tours

Boulder Walking Tours
1734 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 720-243-1376
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Owner description: Not at all hokey but still super fun and also informative -- what could be better?!! Our excellent walking tours are #1 on TripAdvisor for a reason -- we explore Boulder's best places, by foot, and with knowledgeable and passionate guides! 1) 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! 2) 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! 3) 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!
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Take this Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had such a fine time taking this tour! It was very informative re: Boulder history, culture past and present, and particular points of interest you'd likely not find on your own. By the time is was over, I was about ready to move to Boulder...or at the very least plan to visit again. Shireen (our guide) was very thorough and provided great possibilities and suggestions about several places to eat, routes to hike, and spots to revisit that we could explore in depth. The communication before the tour was also perfect. And to top it off, we had unbelievable weather for December! Highly recommend this tour - you won't be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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Belmont, California
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great history walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not only did we learn the fascinating and surprising history of Boulder, but we had a great lunch at one of the tour stops, The Teahouse. Our guide was knowledgeable, articulate, enthusiastic, and very attuned to our groups' interests. My husband and I had a great time and ended up spending a whole wonderful day in Boulder.

Visited November 2012
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Aurora, Colorado
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“So much fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Downtown Boulder walking tour was a delightful jaunt through the entire history of the downtown area. Our tour guide showed us amazing pictures of when the area was first being developed while standing in front of what they had become. She was delightfully informative and added to an area that is already fun to visit.

Visited September 2012
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Broomfield, Colorado
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“Fun tour with a good vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The tour covered everything architecture, history, culture, commerce, tourism and even added some quirky and little know details. Our guide, Ellie, shared her love of Boulder with good feeling and vibe. Very interesting and worthwhile, highly recommended!

Visited August 2012
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Erie, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth the time and money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I visited Boulder over the weekend and had very little time to wander aimlessly. We picked Boulder Walking tours because the timing was right. Lori was fabulous and giving us a natives view of the downtown with amazing insight on local history. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn a lot about the area in a short time. Will definitely try the other tours should we return.

Visited August 2012
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