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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Unfortunately, Nothing Special

I visited this garden expecting something special, only to find a nice but unmemorable garden... read more

Reviewed yesterday
West Lafayette, Indiana
Beautiful Gardens & Waterscapes

This is a beautifully maintained garden with ponds, bridges, and waterfalls. Plenty of benches to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 yesterday

I visited this garden expecting something special, only to find a nice but unmemorable garden. Although a nice place to visit, there was nothing about this garden that would set it above dozens of others I have visited. It actually is a small part of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautifully maintained garden with ponds, bridges, and waterfalls. Plenty of benches to sit, relax & enjoy the fresh air. The flowers are truly amazing.

Thank rockwood19
Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding botanical display. Educational and so pleasant. Beautifully maintained and showcased to represent the range of alpine plants. Do not miss!

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cannot say enough good things about this park - lovely craft shop, gorgeous gardens, big lawn for picnic, huge playground for kids, great hiking trails, fresh water creek and bridges - close to Ford Amphitheater where there is an ongoing set of performances to take...More

Thank Broomfield1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was thrilled to walk around the Betty Ford Gardens. It was a beautiful place. I want to go back and view everything again, it was so nice. Please keep in mind, that there are areas where there are a lot of steps, but it's...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden with a scavenger hunt for the kids. Great playground. Perfect first day morning activity or walk. If you have a large group there is a field where you can play games.

Thank Mswol
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking the beautiful gardens featuring the various climatic zones in Colorado. After the first trip when they primarily to enjoy the playground, the kids went back to thoroughly explore the children's garden.

Thank 889joym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The three acres are packed with alpine gems. It rewards slow attentive strolling, preferably with a guide. Design by microclimate and groupings. A gardener's delight and a family experience. We came to Vail just for this garden, and were not disappointed.

Thank AllanGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful and quiet garden. I met my brother here. We were able to walk and talk without crowds. It was so beautiful and there was a geocache letterbox hidden there for the kids. It's hard to find a place to meet in...More

1  Thank pattie942
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adjacent to Ford Ampitheater. Pleasant excursion. Good for children. Lovely on a sunny day free admission tho it is nice to leave a donation

Thank Sharon L
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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
Digna B
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