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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
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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Tranquil stop.

Wonderful calm ambiance with the small falls and pools. Many plants were subtle this time of year others showing their fall colors. Be sure to stop by the education center. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Professor001
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springfield, IL
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pathways were nicely maintained and the water features were nice, but we were expecting more interesting plants and features. The grounds are small and much of it is taken up by a large green expanse of lawn. The gift shop is interesting and has some fun and unique gifts. It is worth a look but you are not going... More 

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springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful calm ambiance with the small falls and pools. Many plants were subtle this time of year others showing their fall colors. Be sure to stop by the education center. The head of development was most helpful and friendly to our party. Nice walk back to Vail Village.

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Springfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Betty Ford alpine Gardens are an absolutely stunning eco destination located in the heart of beautiful Vail, Colorado! My wife and daughter toured these gardens every day we were in Vail! It is a marvel that everyone who visits Vail should take advantage of!

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Thank Wayne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was early so there wasn't much blooming yet. It was fascinating to see alpine plants from all over the world. Definitely worth a stop on any visit to Vail

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited other gardens I would not rate this place to visit as was Disapointed and thought that there would be more to the gardens

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Hotchkiss, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I assumed this would be a modest garden, but was amazed at the diversity of alpine plants and waterfalls. Top notch well worth a visit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this treasure while enjoying a morning walk through town. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because it was end of flowering season so not too much to view. However, all the plants and trees are well marked and the garden areas were very, very clean. Many nice spots to sit throughout the gardens.

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Bedfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on the edge of Vail village and is very well presented. The gardens are free with wonderful views

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in late May and they just had a snowstorm the week before, however, there were still lots of pretty bulbs in bloom and the crabapple trees were also in bloom. Definitely a nice stroll!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at the educational centre which had an informative well set out exhibition of fungi. There was a garden set out for children with lots of information which was just as interesting for adults as well as the delightful alpine garden. Good playground a bonus for those with children

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