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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Even though it is small - it is a must see in Vail during the summer

We were there in the summer and discovered it by accident as were walking from Vail to the Gerald... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
northtexasfamily
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fort worth
Lovely Break

This free attraction in Vail is a refreshing break from a trip along I 70 or even from a trip to... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Marty D
,
Lakewood, Colorado
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
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+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We were there in the summer and discovered it by accident as were walking from Vail to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for a summer concert. There is a large, flat area perfect for a summer picnic and a garden that seems small at first...More

Thank northtexasfamily
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This free attraction in Vail is a refreshing break from a trip along I 70 or even from a trip to Vail. It's a lovely botanic gardens, specializing in high altitude plants. It's free and beautiful.

Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We came by here years ago and loved it. I stopped by today and it’s still peaceful and a wonderful place to visit. Spring and summer are the best times to come for sure.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this place in the month of November so it was not very cold and you could still do it to walk around the park we had teenagers in our party and we were very happy taking pictures of all of us walking around...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We went in November but it was still a nice walk through the park and along the trails. There are several paths to walk, also.

Thank beth ann k
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The flowers were in bloom in July. The kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt with a small prize at the end. It really helped them enjoy the gardens more as we searched for clues and took at least 30 minutes to complete as we strolled...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This garden is just beautifully designed and even kid friendly. Even in the late fall the bones of the garden show its thoughtful design. Many of the alpine plants were still actively growing. Just a wonderful place to visit and stroll through. A definite destination...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very nicely designed botanical gardens. Since we went during October there were not many plants blooming or growing. It is relatively small but made for a nice walk.

Thank BrianNJMA
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Given the high cost of Vail, it is nice to see a free offering for families and those operating on a lower budget. The garden was well marked and had a number of interesting observations on the area. I would like to come when the...More

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

ThankfulIy strolled over to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens from nearby Vail Village, as it was one of the most beautiful and relaxing experiences I have enjoyed in a long time. Well laid-out by the architects, there's something for everyone here, but most importantly, there...More

Thank Daniel E
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I agree with those who answered one hour. We did not visit with kids, but we spent about an hour in the park. I did not read every word of the interesting signs, but read enough to get the gist of them. The gift shop is... More
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There will be plants to see the end of May, but more later in the summer. This year there were late snowstorms. However, the Betty Ford Gardens also has an enclosed building with lots of reference material and it well... More
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