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Yampa River Botanic Park

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Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: 970-879-4300
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A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the...

A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of the few botanic parks in the state. Free to the public, where visitors can learn about local wildflowers and fauna. Open Spring, Summer and Fall from dawn to dusk. Closed in winter. Amphitheater, available for rent, Core Trail access, drinking fountain and nature/hiking trail. Can be rented for a special event. No pets.

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Very pleasant, well-maintained with an emphasis on native plants. Even in late July, plenty of flowering plants

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pleasant, well-maintained with an emphasis on native plants. Even in late July, plenty of flowering plants

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is SO much to do and see in Steamboat, but do yourself a favor and make time to see this beautiful garden. The visit was free, but I'd happily pay admission.

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice stop as we biked the Core Trail. We didn't stay long but wandered throughout the gardens and enjoyed the paths throughout. It's a pretty setting and would be nice to listen to their concerts, but a nice break from the bikes.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully maintained gardens and completely volunteer maintained. All of the plants were nicely marked. The walk was very peaceful and pleasing to the eye. Make sure you leave a donation as dawn to dusk access is completely free.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's easy to get a bit lost in here with all the wonderful paths. I could go a different route every time I visit. Could spend some quiet time here, choosing one of the many benches anywhere from plain sight to hidden on the paths. Very cool place. Not too big, but lots of unique plants to see and almost... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If there it is going to have a Buddhas garden then it should for sure have an area for the One True God. A beautifully crafted cross in the gardens would be a wonderful addition. And to answer the question about dogs....they are not allowed.

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here while on vacation. Beautiful gardens. So tranquil. And free! There was even a concert in a large grassy area around noon where many people took lawn chairs or blankets. Lasts less than an hour but is also free and is once a week during the summer. There is a box for donations. A must see if you like... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These gardens are incredible! The story behind the local family who created the park in the 1990s is heart warming and inspiring (the pond was named after the son they lost). The fact that it's FREE to the public says a lot about what a treasure this park is to the comminuty. It's run by a group of very devoted... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yampa river botanic garden is right in town. It's a self guided tour that one can take. A total of little over a mile walk. Great for morning or evening strolls. Parks hours are from dawn to dusk May 01 to October 31. More info in the pictures below.

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Arlington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were able to take some lovely flower pictures in this beautiful garden. Easy to get to from downtown and free.

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