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“Fall in love with Boulder”

Boulder Walking Tours
Ranked #8 of 32 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!
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fall in love with Boulder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

My husband and I took this walking tour on Saturday as part of a birthday weekend getaway. Although we are Colorado residents, we've only been to Boulder a few times. In the past, we mostly just walked around the Pearl Street Mall area. Lori, a sociology professor at the university, put together a highly informative and interesting walking tour of Boulder. Other reviewers have described it well. It was a highlight of our weekend and made me appreciate the community of Boulder and gave me a desire to return again in the near future. I enjoyed learning about the history of the town. Lori was engaging and shared some restaurant recommendations with us at the end of the tour. This tour is reasonably priced and would be great for residents and non residents alike. It would be a fine thing to do with out of town visitors--Give them a real taste of Boulder.

Visited September 2011
1 Thank Coloradotravelgirl
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English first
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lori is the best guide!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank reidlevy
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Oxford, Mississippi
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Leisurely & fun way to learn about Boulder”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank chhelms
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Meriden, KS
Level Contributor
6 reviews
“Great Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank lbclark
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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic overview of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
1 Thank bbondhamilton
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