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Boulder Walking Tours

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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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Chatauqua History Tour

Boulder Walking Tour's Chatauqua History tour is great. It isn't often that you get a history tour given by a professor at Colorado University. The tour was an easy walk through... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2013
Sherman, Texas
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Sherman, Texas
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Boulder Walking Tour's Chatauqua History tour is great. It isn't often that you get a history tour given by a professor at Colorado University. The tour was an easy walk through the very historic Chatauqua Conference Center and talked, not only about Boulder and the Conference Center, but also about the importance of the chatauqua movement of the late 1800's... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Just came back from long weekend in Boulder and went on two of the tours sponsored by Boulder Walking tours and I would highly recommend both of them. There were four of us meeting for a family reunion and we chose two tours that would acquaint us with the area (downtown Boulder) and the place we were staying (Chautauqua). Both... More 

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lafayette, co
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I am a local and I learned so much about the area that I did not know. Bridget is the best and soooooooooo knowledgeable about everything. Plants, animals, history, and fun too!

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

One of the great things about this particular tour organization is the limited group size. No more than 12 people per tour. That makes it personal, easy to hear, and you can ask questions as you go. They offer a number of tours, but this one is the best if you have limited time or if you plan to take... More 

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Hickory Hills, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My family and I did two tours in two days. While on the first--the Best of Downtown Boulder--we were being guided through the river park and I overheard a local on a cell phone derisively tell the person he was speaking to "I wonder how much they wasted on that?" My answers (which I did not verbalize, as I tend... More 

1 Thank Marc M
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I did both the Chuatuaqua and downtown Boulder walking tours, and enjoyed both immensely. Lori's enthusiasm, and her broad knowledge of the local history and how it has shaped the Boulder of today, gave me a new appreciation of this special city. I would recommend these walking tours for both locals and visitors alike.

1 Thank Wtwine
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Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

If you want to get to know about Boulder, this is the ticket. You learn so much about Boulder in a short walk, it is amazing.

1 Thank Bob15431
Burke, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We joined our guide, Kent, for a pleasant hour and a half today up at Chautauqua Park. The walking tour was perfectly paced, interesting and really fun! I highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting Boulder.

1 Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

We really needed to get a feel for Boulder. Lori delivered. She effectively shared the history of Boulder. Her enthusiasm and personality made this for a very enjoyable tour. While the tour was a bit under two hours, we never felt rushed and the group was engaged. For walking tour enthusiasts, this is one of the best we have been... More 

1 Thank Jeff R
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Yesterday I was introduced to Boulder, CO with a wonderful guide (Kent). Being a long time resident he was able to give a perspective about the founding of Boulder, a sense of its culture and history. The tour was supposed to be 1.5 hours but instead of was over 2 hours! He took his time and made it a very... More 

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