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Yampa River Botanic Park

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Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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+1 970-879-4300
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06:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the...

A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of the few botanic parks in the state. Free to the public, where visitors can learn about local wildflowers and fauna. Open Spring, Summer and Fall from dawn to dusk. Closed in winter. Amphitheater, available for rent, Core Trail access, drinking fountain and nature/hiking trail. Can be rented for a special event. No pets.

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A beautiful garden on the river.

I've visited this botanical garden a few times and I'm always pleased. I've gone for morning yoga, a lunchtime concert on the lawn, and of course to see all the pretty flowers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this botanical garden a few times and I'm always pleased. I've gone for morning yoga, a lunchtime concert on the lawn, and of course to see all the pretty flowers, plants, and ponds. I've spoken to a couple of the gardeners who volunteer their time to keep the gardens looking their best and the volunteers have been so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Romantic and educational, a very eclectic and beautifully maintained garden with sculpture and ponds. Great place to take a family photo or learn about native plants.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We happened to "stumble" upon this place, but having walked through it and thoroughly enjoyed it, we highly recommend this botanic park. It was beautifully laid out and had a huge number of specimens of all types. Check it out; you'll be pleasantly surprised !!!

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Thank GuyfromOhio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We drove here and found the car park beside the recreation grounds. It was first thing in the morning on a fairly cold September day. The gardens are beautiful even in September and we found the range of flowers still in bloom at this high altitude to be amazing. It is a very tranquil place to explore and since it... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The park is located through a fairly residential street and there is a large parking lot near the entrance. There is no entrance fee although a donation is suggested. I understand the park to be run largely by volunteers and the staff we met were very knowledgable about the varieties of trees and plants on show. There are several distinct... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A much wider variety of flowers and plants than I expected. Many wonderful colors, and a pond. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the scenery.

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Thank Michael M
Wray, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful! It was a nice walk around. The fall colors were gorgeous! Would be a fun place to have a picnic!

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Thank abracelin2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our group of four loved this lovely botanic park. A great place for exploring and enjoying. We saw it in the fall but it looked like it could take you spring through fall!

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Thank TahoeWoman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This place is very beautiful and relaxing. In the summer they have live music during the day. Nice for a picnic and a stroll

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a cool place to stop and look around while on the River Core Trail. Lots of plants and a pond to spend some time looking around and taking a few pictures.

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