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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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Address: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-0103
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail...

This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.

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A gem

This takes only a few minutes and is an easy walk -- it is well designed and pleasant garden. Close to the well maintained tennis courts -- always a pleasant interlude -- if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This takes only a few minutes and is an easy walk -- it is well designed and pleasant garden. Close to the well maintained tennis courts -- always a pleasant interlude -- if going to a concert give yourself an extra ten minutes and check it out

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem to find. Tucked away location. So beautiful and plenty of nice benches scattered about the gardens. Took us about an hour to leisurley walk all around it. Great to find something free to do in vail.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the Betty Ford Gardens primarily as it gave us chance to identify plants we'd seen in town or while hiking. Very nicely laid out garden great place for leisurely stroll amongst a variety of setting representative of the area.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved all of the stone, stairways, bridges, water features and variety of colors. Never before have I seen a garden that had arrays of flowers and colors. Not only poppies, but poppies of every color. Snapdragons of every color, etc. Very clever and a fantastic spot for photos. Hard to find as there is no parking nearby. Had to... More 

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Glenmont, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get away from the hustle and activity of Vail village and enjoy the flowers, trees and waterfalls. The park is well maintained and inviting. A must see!

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

The gardens are one of my favorite places to take friends on their first visit to Vail in the summer. I live here, so yoga this summer in the gardens is another reason for me to go and enjoy this beautiful space.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous garden. Most plants are labeled and perfect For the photographer!! The park is great for all ages. we had a lot of teenagers and 2 younger kids and all were entertained Lots of great paths and nice shaded benches to enjoy. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful garden in the heart of Ford Park. The garden is free, but your donation is appreciated. It offers a pleasant stroll or sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the view. There is a children's garden and a gift shop to visit too. If you have an hour or two it's worth your time.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to stroll around. The flowers were really pretty and there was a playground for kids that was nice!

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Aventura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend our summers in Vail And we have many guests come to visit ! One of our favorite places to take our visitors to is the Gardens ! Each tour guide has a wealth of information on each flower ! We also purchase many Items at the garden shop for our home !

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