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“Lori is the best guide!”

Boulder Walking Tours
Ranked #10 of 37 Tours in Boulder
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Owner description: Not at all hokey but still super fun and also informative -- what could be better?!! Our excellent walking tours are #1 on TripAdvisor for a reason -- we explore Boulder's best places, by foot, and with knowledgeable and passionate guides! 1) Downtown's "Best of Boulder": An award-winning walking tour described as ".... a gem not to be missed!" Fun and fact-filled stroll through vibrant downtown Boulder bringing together history, architecture, people & planning. Join us as we wander the colorful and historic Pearl Street Mall and neighboring areas in a celebration of this incredible community! 2) Chautauqua ~ Living History: Emerging from a cultural movement of the late 19th century, the Chautauqua continues, through simplicity and a wide variety of cultural offerings, to exemplify its original ideals: lifelong learning, love of nature, music & the arts. This delightful tour is narrated with historic photographs that bring the landmark to life.Birds & Bees: Naturalist-Guided Hikes: Our guides are professional naturalists with years of experience guiding hikes in Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks. Explore the flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountain foothills -- small groups guaranteed to ensure personalized attention! 3) CU Boulder: A Learning Landmark: This fun and informative stroll through the award-winning CU-Boulder campus offers a thorough exploration of today's dynamic university, but rooted in background from yesteryear. The first building, opened in 1876, sat atop a donated, treeless bluff, its bell tower ringing the vision that spurred "Old Main" and, indeed, the town of Boulder itself. Since then, the campus has expanded in significance ~ architecturally, intellectually, and civically. Come wander, and wonder, with us!
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“Lori is the best guide!”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Throughout the tour, Lori was personable and always willing to tell you cool facts about Boulder. It was a hot day and she managed to fi.d several shady spots, which was great for my Grandma. We also got some great exercise walking around as well. I would highly recommend this tour. Towards the end of the tour, she was describing all the other historical sights around Boulder too. I think it would be great if she offered either a longer tour option or another tour that would talk about the other places. Juat a suggestion.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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“Leisurely & fun way to learn about Boulder”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

My husband and I lived in Boulder at one time and had not visited in many years. We had a convention in Denver and went early to spend a few days in Boulder. On Saturday morning we met at the Boulderado Hotel to start the tour with Ellie. Ellie told stories and history as she led us to see many historical sites, residential areas, Boulder Creek and the wonderful Tea House. Boulder's unique history and the vision for the community is very interesting to learn about. This is a wonderful way to start a visit to Boulder. Ellie is excellent, fun, & enthusidastic as the guide. The fee is very reasonable. At the end, she gave us listings of restaurants and recommendations. Very helpful!

Visited August 2011
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Meriden, KS
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6 reviews
“Great Tour”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We visit Boulder every year on vacation, but this tour was really informative and entertaining. We were shown sites and told stories that made this visit to Boulder much more interesting.

Visited July 2011
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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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“Fantastic overview of the city”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We met Ellie in front of the Hotel Boulderado and from that moment on it was a wonderful journey. She didn't just point out things--she gave us the history behind them --all the while weaving a story of how Boulder became the city it is today. We now have a completely different view of the city. And, she wasn't constantly looking at her watch--in fact the tour ran well over the time but her enthusiasm just kept her going. I would highly recommend this tour.

Visited June 2011
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Titusville, Florida
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“She showed us the "Real Boulder".”
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Ellie was our guide on this delightful tour. She is obviously very keen on Boulder and the way of life in the area and this made her enjoyable to listen to. We came away with many ideas of what to do in town that we hadn't previously considered. The guide made every effort to communicate with everyone on the tour and tried her best to keep us in the shade. We got to see the older neighborhoods of town and to understand how and why the town has developed into the unique city it is. This is a must do if you are going to spend any time in Boulder. Bring your walking shoes and water. Also sunscreen. We took a Saturday AM tour and got to park free in a public garage. Also got to go through the Farmers Market!

Visited July 2011
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