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Walking Mountains Science Center

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Educational walk with naturalist

My boyfriend and I did the afternoon walk with naturalist, Jamie. It was cold and rainy so we were... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Lawrence, Kansas
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Great tours

We stumbled upon the Vail location to find the free tours that this center offered. We did the... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
The Woodlands, Texas
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“beaver pond”(3 reviews)
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We provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you...more
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318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
+1 970-827-9725
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the afternoon walk with naturalist, Jamie. It was cold and rainy so we were the only two on the walk, but Jamie gave us the full hour walk loaded with interesting information about the local plants and animals. He even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We stumbled upon the Vail location to find the free tours that this center offered. We did the Avon afternoon tour and the Holy Cross Mountain Meadow Tour. Both were great! Unfortunately, the Beaver tour had already filled up. If you are in the area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a terrific local resource for learning about our Colorado wildlife. The campus is very well maintained, the exhibits are interesting, and they have an active outreach to local children. Check their website for upcoming hikes, lectures, and programs.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

My husband, 80 year old father and I enjoyed this place immensely. We went through the interactive museum, learning lots about the ecosystem in the area. My husband and I then went on the scenic overlook hike which was beautiful. We were there for about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jlarmenta5
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great place for some hiking and birding. Beautiful grounds with flowers and a couple of feeders attracting hummers. There's a wetland area that brought a number of bird species. Wish they had provide some seed feeders to attract even more birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Carlee lead four of us on a great walk along Gore Creek in Vail - she was timely, knowledgeable about all kinds of features, and interested in what we wanted to learn. Discussed birds, flowers, trees, shrubs along with environmental concerns and solutions. Great walking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Great hike with Nathan! Incredible views ... even with just a modest effort. Nathan was informative, thoughtful and always willing to answer our group's many questions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louise W
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We rolled into Vail in the summer without a lot of plans. I heard about a beaver pond tour and tried to sign up. Unfortunately they were full but Hannah was nice enough to email me all the details on the beaver pond. We wound...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank shan262
Reviewed June 28, 2018

I visited the Discovery Center with my son that is six years old and has Downs Syndrome. He has limited speech but a love of nature and animals. It was not busy when we were there and my son asked one of the naturalists to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank FamilyAdventureof6
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Walking in the Rocky Mountains is great -- having a guide who can help pointout aspects of nature is a bonus of the walk. The Walking Mountain Science Center provides fee and complimentary guided walks. I walked with Heidi from the Holy Cross Ranger Station...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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October 28, 2016|
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Response from Walking M | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry! Unfortunately, we are closed today (Oct 29, 2016). We open on Monday at 9am and the Nature Walk will run at 2pm every day next week besides Sunday. Hope to see you soon!
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Burleson F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have never visited in October. August was great. I imagine the Aspen trees would be beautiful at this time of year.
Susanne T
May 22, 2016|
Response from Maggie H | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult at all. Just make sure you're wearing boots because the snow can get deep and might sink into your shoes.