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“Exceptional Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boulder Walking Tours

Boulder Walking Tours
Ranked #8 of 31 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!
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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“Exceptional Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Made accommodation to supply us with a Tour Guide to Chatauqua even though it was not the usual day. Knowledgeable guide, careful to keep us in the shade as it was 97 degrees (yes, a record!) the day we visited.

Visited September 2013
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“Chatauqua walking tour is amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

My son and I took our 2nd walking tour with Lori to the Colorado Chatauqua National Historic Landmark. This beautiful historic spot, at the base of the Flatirons, has been in continuous operation since 1898. It represents a cultural movement in America that emphasized lifelong learning, love of nature, simplicity and the arts. The beautiful site features spacious lawn areas, an excellent restaurant in the Dining Hall, an auditorium for concerts and events, and cottages that can be rented by the day, week or month.
Lori has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of this place, and some wonderful old photos showing it's growth from its beginnings. Her bubbling personality made this a fascinating 1 1/2 hour walk through a unique venue. Both this and her downtown Boulder tour are musts for any visitor to Boulder. I would also recommend it for residents who never explore what is in their own back yard!

Visited September 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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“Good way to learn about a new place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

A friend and I signed up online and were pleasant surprised that we were the only 2 for the walk. That's a bonus for going a little later in the year. Our guide was friendly and really knew the city of Boulder. She did a great job of pointing out little things that we would have missed. It's a great way to get oriented to the city.

Visited September 2013
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Sherman, Texas
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“Chatauqua History Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Boulder Walking Tour's Chatauqua History tour is great. It isn't often that you get a history tour given by a professor at Colorado University. The tour was an easy walk through the very historic Chatauqua Conference Center and talked, not only about Boulder and the Conference Center, but also about the importance of the chatauqua movement of the late 1800's and how it helped shape our country. A must if you are in the Boulder area.

Visited September 2013
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chicago
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“Great way to see the city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just came back from long weekend in Boulder and went on two of the tours sponsored by Boulder Walking tours and I would highly recommend both of them. There were four of us meeting for a family reunion and we chose two tours that would acquaint us with the area (downtown Boulder) and the place we were staying (Chautauqua). Both tours were very informative and Lori was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful introduction to Boulder. I could not say enough about what a worthwhile experience it was.

Visited August 2013
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