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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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Definitely Worth a Visit

From May to October, you should put this on your summer list. Beautiful flowers, trees and water displays. It has a wonderful community feel - volunteers were working in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From May to October, you should put this on your summer list. Beautiful flowers, trees and water displays. It has a wonderful community feel - volunteers were working in the gardens and there was a large Yoga class going on next to the large pond.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty of plants along meandering paths with water features and all colors of the rainbow being represented. The garden is free to tour and has lots of seating throughout. We saw nesting Osprey and their fledglings today!

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Thank Dalia A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance isn't inspiring, walking along the side of a ballfield but the garden is a gem. Beautiful setting alongside the Yampa, overlooked by the mountains, great display arrangement and well kept. Lots of places to sit and enjoy, and many side paths to quiet corners.

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Spicewood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We happened on to this gem. When you pull up, you will think...why did we come here. Walk around the corner and you will see. WOW. A beautiful garden. Well worth the trip. Do not miss this if you are into this kind of thing. Great picture taking, lots of birds and butterflies, lovely pond with lilies and trickling stream.... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small botanic park is a nice place to go to relax and take a leisurely stroll in the garden. Beautiful plants!

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Thank cvbriles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What a wonderful alpine botanical garden. Perfect to stroll around or find a bench to read a book on. There are also plenty of picture opportunities

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a free activity and it's obvious that the folks that maintain it, care a great deal. It was a fun place to take pics and the gardens were beautiful

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Steamboat Springs so we are probably biased.. I have not visited many similar parks so hard to compare but when I visit our Yampa River Park I am always impressed. It is easily accessed from highway 40 and very near the town. Parking is good but there is a small walk to reach the Park.. Perhaps a... More 

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The Villages
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family all enjoyed wandering through the park. The flowers and trees, sculptures, and ponds were lovely. A relaxing way to spend an afternoon

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring a picnic lunch & spend some time at the park right next to the botanical park. Good diversion for the kids that won't cost you anything. Walk the self guided tour through the botanical park then go have a picnic lunch at the park & athletic fields right next to it. Of course it will be a bit crowded... More 

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