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“What an amazing history”

Boulder Walking Tours
Ranked #6 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!
Reviewed May 13, 2013

My son and I have done many walks in San Francisco, and decided to try the Boulder walk as he had recently moved there.

The walk was 1 3/4 hours of fascinating history and interesting facts about this charming town. Lori was so effervescent, and eager to share her knowledge of this very unusual city. The founding fathers had a wonderful vision for this city, and it seems that current residents are anxious to keep it people and family friendly, and preserve their beautiful resources and historical buildings. Lori had lots of great pictures to show to accompany her narrative. I would encourage every visitor to Boulder to take this tour. If it wasn't for the winters, I would love to live here.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were in Boulder for the Admitted Students day and took this tour to get acquainted with the town. Although the date wasn't available to book on the calendar, I contacted Lori and she set up a tour for us outside her normal schedule.
My teenage sons were complaining about going a tour "We HATE tours, Mom!", preferring to explore on their own. But, after the tour they said it was really interesting and they were glad they went. Chalk one up for Mom!
We covered A LOT of ground on the tour, saw a lot of sites and learned a lot of interesting things about the city.
At the end of the tour, Lori gave us a list of local restaurants with her comments.
I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Boulder for the first time, especially potential students of UC Boulder.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The perfect opportunity to round out your visit to Boulder, or like us immerse yourself in the community where you live. We have now taken our 2nd tour with Boulder Walking Tours and will certainly progress our way through the list of many options. Both the city tour and Chataqua tour have proved to be outstanding. The tour guides are exceptional and come well prepared with picture books to bring the history to life. Colorful tales and intrigue are all woven in a fun and active presentation. The pace was spot on with enough walking to get in a brisk days exercise to go with the new found knowledge. Could not imagine a better pairing for a brilliant weekend day. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had such a fine time taking this tour! It was very informative re: Boulder history, culture past and present, and particular points of interest you'd likely not find on your own. By the time is was over, I was about ready to move to Boulder...or at the very least plan to visit again. Shireen (our guide) was very thorough and provided great possibilities and suggestions about several places to eat, routes to hike, and spots to revisit that we could explore in depth. The communication before the tour was also perfect. And to top it off, we had unbelievable weather for December! Highly recommend this tour - you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not only did we learn the fascinating and surprising history of Boulder, but we had a great lunch at one of the tour stops, The Teahouse. Our guide was knowledgeable, articulate, enthusiastic, and very attuned to our groups' interests. My husband and I had a great time and ended up spending a whole wonderful day in Boulder.

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