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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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A great way to spend an hour, or so

By about any public botanical garden standards this garden is extremely small but has a wonderful variety of plants and is laid out in a thoughtful and logical manner. Areas were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By about any public botanical garden standards this garden is extremely small but has a wonderful variety of plants and is laid out in a thoughtful and logical manner. Areas were devoted to plants from specific regions of the world. I think my only complaint was that some of the plant labels were printed in a small font size and... More 

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Usa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ideal for walking, relaxing, playing, and biking. The playground is organized according to the child's age. There is a fungi museum, the treasure hunt (a bit difficult if you don't know well the topology of trees!), but engaging, and fascinating the kids.

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leics. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked from West Vail along Gore Creek then enjoyed a pleasant hour gently strolling round these gardens. Nice photo opportunities.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This garden and grounds are simply amazing. Small store. Wonderful playground. Breath-taking gardens and views.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fabulous garden. The education center is well done, and very family friendly. There is also a playground area for kids which is unique to the garden environment. Kids can even use garden tools and dig in dirt. Plenty of places to sit and watch the hummingbirds or just meditate. Walking paths allow you to meander through the... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a wonderful new educational building adjacent to BF Gardens! Worth a trip even in winter...especially with little ones.

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens, fountains, trees, landscaping around every turn. Thanks for the great experience!

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Leisurely walk through gardens with beautiful Colorado flowers, shrubs, wildflowers, etc. Water features and sculptures make it so enjoyable and its FREE

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Nashville, TN (BNA)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Every time while in Vail, this is a must see. A relaxing stroll through the varied gardens with lovely waterfalls makes for a perfect afternoon. The amphitheater was closed during the day but next visit will make sure to check out the timing for the free concerts! I wished my gardens looked liked this!!

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Winston-Salem, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There IS a nice educational building at the beginning of the gardens, but the gardens themselves are not a big deal. Very little was in bloom when we were there (late July - early August 2016). There is a very nice park area with athletic fields close by and there are ample restroom facilities... but if you're expecting Butchart Gardens... More 

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