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Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

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Address: U.S. 36, Before the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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+1 970-586-1206
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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A little dated, but as expected

It’s not the most impressive Visitor’s Center for a national park, but the rangers working there are as helpful as you could want. They’ll provide suggestions based on what... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

It’s not the most impressive Visitor’s Center for a national park, but the rangers working there are as helpful as you could want. They’ll provide suggestions based on what you’re looking for, skill level, and available time. There are disappointingly no extensive exhibits inside, but there is a small gift shop. The building itself is dated and dark. Restrooms are... More 

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New Ulm, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Although this Visitor Center could really use some NPS investment to bring it up to the caliber of others, it does the job of helping hikers and those heading out on the Trail Ridge Road to get oriented. Restrooms, maps, and a shuttle service stop are really what this one is about. It serves an enormous number of visitors so... More 

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Cary, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Small by comparison to other national park visitor centers, it has a large theater that shows a 20 minute or so film on the Rocky Mountain National Park. The film is OK, covers the basis but nothing real special. The visitor center has decent facilities like bathrooms and some exhibits, and a relatively large parking lot though I'm sure it... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I visited this past September and witnessed the annual Elk Rut, a bugling Elk is a sound you will never forget, I hope to make a return trip in the near future.

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We went for some day hiking - having never been in the Park before. We got some guidance in Estes Park and then stopped here for details. The center was very busy (on Tues Sep 13). We had to wait on line for 15-20 minutes. The Rangers were helpful, informative and seemed to be moving along as quickly as possible... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Small visitors center at the entrance of the rocky mt national park plenty of parking for every size. A small gift shop and Rangers to talk to. Some nice displays and restrooms. Not a lot there compared to other visitors centers. Friendly staff and clean facilities

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We've stopped here many times over the years and always find something new in it. The rest room facilities are great - there are some in an out building so they are even useable after the center has closed - what a help!! The gift shop has great books as well as lots of other items and the center area... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This was nice to stop at if you had any questions before entering the park. They were very friendly and also had a small shop.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Most of the Visitor Centers in RMNP are fairly small and do not have large staffs. Beaver Meadow Visitor Center is larger, and provides the level of service that compliments the park. The National Park Service will hopefully enlarge the other facilities to mirror the facilities and service offered at the Beaver Meadow facility.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A great place to stop and get information and maps of the park. The Rangers were very helpful. The displays were done very well.

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