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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I wandered the snow covered paths & was overwhelmed by the quiet beauty. There is a great park for... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2019
Cuyahoga Falls, ohio
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Fun place especially in the winter!

Fun to place to play in the snow! Even in the winter ... The main center was a great source of... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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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
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

I wandered the snow covered paths & was overwhelmed by the quiet beauty. There is a great park for children as well. Free snowshoes to borrow.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Fun to place to play in the snow! Even in the winter ... The main center was a great source of local environment info. Learned lots.Staff was super helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad that the Fords cared so much for the special beauty they saw in Vail that they wanted to share with others. In early spring, wear boots with traction and explore the early flowers like the crocus and other spring flowers that peek...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kellymJ8117WC
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Delightful walk through this expensive Alpine Park. Beautiful history connected to its founding by the Fords. Many water features, bridges and alpine plants from near and far away places. Great playground! A few flowers still in bloom. Lovely place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kibbe M
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited this past week and only can imagine how beautiful it wouldl be in the springtime!! Evenso it was a beautiful area of the park!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 21 October 2018

If you are in the valley in the summer by all means go. It will take you about an hour at the most to walk through and enjoy this lovely mountain landscape.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank peggys368
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The Alpine Gardens are really a park within a park. It is located right next to the Ford Amphitheatre. By mid-October the plants are still there, but flowers are mostly gone, fountains are turned off...you get the idea. The vegetation and layout of the garden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We loved this place !! The kids took their bikes, ,we played baseball, discovered the creek and all ended up wet and happy !! After we had raided the girt shop, the childrens garden (which is incredible and made with great love ) the reed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susana V
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a nice place to walk and enjoy the scenery or just enjoy some quiet time in a very busy area!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moonsky74
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to take a leisurely walk through the gardens. Great place for kids to run off energy with a super fun playground, nature center that has alot of kid stuff, and large areas to run. The views are beautiful esp with the Aspen trees....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bleucrayon
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21 July 2018|
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Response from shan262 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Not sure. Can’t recall if I saw any but dogs are everywhere in Vail. Paths are narrow though. There is a larger park outside the gardens. I would keep em out of the flowers imo.
17 June 2017|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
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
Digna B
23 May 2017|
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183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail