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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Beautiful and peaceful

Beautiful and peaceful place! There many are cozy benches in the garden when you can have rest and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Елена Б
via mobile
Just gorgeous!

Beautiful alpine gardens set against Vail mountain. The most amazing playground a kid could ask for!

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful place! There many are cozy benches in the garden when you can have rest and just look at all that beauty. I highly recommend it for flower lovers.

Thank Елена Б
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Beautiful alpine gardens set against Vail mountain. The most amazing playground a kid could ask for!

Thank sedonabelle
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We walked from West Vail to see the Alpine Garden and was disappointed. I thought their would be a lot more flowers. I lot fo plaques for all the people who donated. Great walk but was not impressed.

Thank DanfromColorado
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Stunning gardens, beautifully arranged and displaying a fascinating variety of flora. Definitely worth spending time just wandering around as well as sitting and soaking in the beauty.

Thank Maura B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

If you are in Vail outside of Winter I would recommend a visit here. The Ford family were great promoters of Vail, and this garden was quite excellent for a warm September day visit. You can spend an hour here easily if you like plants.

Thank G6189JQkevino
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens were designed so that as you are enveloped in one, you can't really know what is around the next turn. But they were all spectacular. The statuary, sculpture, & elements of nature were blended seamlessly. I took each scene in...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

So good we went twice. We always stop at the gardens and the park next to it while headed up the western slope. It is meticulously maintained and beautiful. Our favorite thing to do in Vail.

Thank DustinLangston
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Our morning spent at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens was our favorite time in Vail. The garden setting is beautiful and is also free. Donations are welcomed.

Thank tammcentee2017
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We visited early on a Saturday morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Everything was beautifully maintained and there were labels on nearly every plant. The many pathways, levels, multiple waterfalls, and varied gardens were a pleasure to experience.

Thank bbmeekhof
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The thoughtful design and pathways through the varied garden areas were easily walked. There are water features in abundance and lovely, well considered benches placed to enjoy the beauty of the gardens accompanied by the sound of water. Very peaceful. There's no fee for admission...More

Thank Dawn M
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17 June 2017|
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Response from lfmonroe2 | 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
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23 May 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
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16 April 2017|
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Response from memartin2014 | Reviewed this property |
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