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Boulder Walking Tours

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Address: 1734 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4311
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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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Great tour!

This was a great way to get a feel for the city. We did this our first morning with our tour guide Kent. We met at the historic Hotel Boulder ado and spent 2 1/2 hours walking... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2015
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This was a great way to get a feel for the city. We did this our first morning with our tour guide Kent. We met at the historic Hotel Boulder ado and spent 2 1/2 hours walking around Boulder. Great information, great conversations and interesting history. Make sure you bring water. We forgot but we were glad the hotel gift... More 

Thank BarbP54
Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's a small town with great history. This wonderful tour takes you by the hand on foot to see it at a level that's great. Under all the activity is an amazing story of a town that came alive. The tour guide knows more than you can take in in one trip.

Thank drbob2015
Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I don't normally do walking tours of cities because I like to talk to locals and explore in other ways, but I had a few hours to kill. I booked a spot last minute (30 minutes before tour started) and they were very accommodating. I got so lucky with my tour guide! Ellie was the best! Her love for Boulder... More 

Thank Kristen B
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

I live in Erie, though went to CU and lived in Boulder for years. My mom was in town from OH and picked up the flyer so we signed up for both the Boulder City tour and the Chautauqua tour. Both were fantastic!! Kent did the Chautauqua one and we had a "sub" for the Boulder one, who was equally... More 

1 Thank JMPDenver
Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Kent the local townie guide gave a great 2 hour tour of the downtown and surrounding areas. Great inexpensive way to take in the town and get an idea of what's what.

1 Thank paulie90
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Kent is an amazing tour guide! He have a great tour that was interesting and very informational! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting boulder!

Thank Candaceaz
Delaware, Ohio, United States
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Kent gave us a great history of the city. We ended up revisiting several places at his suggestion. Definitely worth the $20!

Thank Linda G
Long Beach, California
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Kent is great, lots of info and really moved around the city. He gave good food spot suggestions and filled me in on the farmers market Wed and Sat. Lots of old building, which I like and renting a bike tomorrow and touring Boulder

Thank BuenoOrNot
San Diego
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We reserved a spot (required) the night before and took the tour on a Sat in late May. Kent is a great guide- with info about Boulder's past (how the town came to be, history, etc.) and the present sitch in town (issues that are important, impact of latest politics, floods, etc.) This is a great tour for locals (new... More 

Thank Kristi O
1 review
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Anyone who is a first-timer to Boulder, as I was, would benefit from this walking tour. History, architecture, planning and development - I walked away with a real sense of the city. A super orientation. Thanks. A+

Thank David R

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