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Address: 1734 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4311
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+1 720-243-1376

Not at all hokey but still super fun and also informative -- what could be...

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!

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Interesting, Informative and Pleasant!

I have lived in Boulder for a little while and signed up for the walking tour every time somebody came to visit me from Europe! I ended up taking the tour three times (couple... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Boulder for a little while and signed up for the walking tour every time somebody came to visit me from Europe! I ended up taking the tour three times (couple, frinends and family) and could have done it another 10 times! It is very interesting to know more about the history, current issues and little details... More 

1 Thank tsu2muchan
Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I recently took both tours offered by Kent and Boulder Walking Tours, we cannot recommend them highly enough. The topics covered were wide and varied offering an insight into the development of Boulder and surrounding area. We were particularly enchanted with Chautauqua Park its fascinating history and autumnal splendour not to be missed. Many thanks Kent and... More 

1 Thank KarenFrench2016
Santa Monica, CA
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Kent added so much to our visit to Boulder. He is a wealth of information and knows the history, great restaurants, historical locations, local politics & more. He is well-informed and it was truly an enjoyable morning.

1 Thank mmmlawest
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great introduction to the colorful history of Boulder. It's obvious Kent, the tour guide, loves his town. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Loren G
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to have a one-on-one tour of Boulder, at very short notice, with Kent. Kent is a knowledgeable guide and obviously very proud of his hometown. Although Boulder is not a very big place, I found this to be a fun and interesting introduction to the downtown area and greater county district.

1 Thank Jerome L
los angeles
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

I had a fantastic experience with Kent on my tour of Boulder. While I expected a group, I had a one on one tour. Other companies might have cancelled but not Kent, he took me on a 2 1/2 experience full of history, antidotes, and answered each and every one of my questions……RUN, don't walk to take this wonderful tour……thank... More 

2 Thank rudymolly
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

This was a great way to see more of downtown Boulder and learn more about the towns history and current issues. Really well done by our passionate host Kent. Thank you, I loved it!

1 Thank Laura N
Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I cannot recommend this activity enough! I have lived in the Denver metro area for 32 years and today I felt like a tourist. We started at the historic Hotel Boulderado and then wove our way throughout downtown Boulder. The tour was scheduled to last for an hour and forty-five minutes, but we actually spent about two-and-a-half hours walking around... More 

1 Thank HeatherPuckett
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

THE plaza as its called during the summer is quite loud at night and very busy.during the days its moderate

Thank Joe E
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Kent gives an insider's view of this cool city you wouldn't get exploring on your own. As we walked the sites he told us about the gold prospectors who settled Boulder, the important role of the Arapaho Indians and Chief Niwot, gave us insights on how the city currently protects its green space, shared how Boulder got an authentic tea... More 

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