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Address: 16018 US Hwy 40, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Phone Number: +1 970-627-3402

Grand Lake, Colorado awaits you... a historic mountain town in the heart of...

Grand Lake, Colorado awaits you... a historic mountain town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and the Western Gateway to majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Nestled below craggy, snowcapped mountain peaks, this charming village is just one mile from the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Visit one of the 60 shops, restaurants and galleries on the historic western boardwalk, or create your own outdoor adventure. Come for the day, or make this your next Colorado mountain vacation destination!

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Great Location with Helpful Guides

Headed into Rocky Mountain National Park this is a must stop to find out about the town of Grand Lake and area services. Can not miss it. Why 34 left takes you to the park to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Headed into Rocky Mountain National Park this is a must stop to find out about the town of Grand Lake and area services. Can not miss it. Why 34 left takes you to the park to the right Grand Lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Enjoyed our visit there. The staff was polite. One staff member warned me to not carry my umbrella opened during the rain because of lightning. The bathrooms were clean. I got a kick out of the "Pull Gently" signs. The gift shop was competitively priced. We found a great selection of gifts.We didn't eat there. The view is great there.... More 

1 Thank Ohioillinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped here twice on different days. Spoke to a different employee each time - both very helpful and nice. Small center, but lots of information. Very clean. Granddaughter liked the coloring page and crayons provided too. We participated in the across the divide geocache tour, and had a few questions on local caches. The employee didn't have the answers, but... More 

Thank Sherry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stop in, the staff is very helpful in making recommendations for whatever might be your interests. Centrally located, can't miss it.

Thank PoetDoc
southern Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Much more laid back than Estes Park and no stop lights here. Shops are nice ,, people are friendly and helpful. Good selection of places to eat

Thank andy1210
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The food choices are excellent. The North Forty Tea/Coffee is excellent. The boat tour just down from the museum in the center of town is excellent. The shops are friendly and have cute stuff. Definitely can spend day after day here.

1 Thank Tammy B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

we stopped in to ask about Dog Friendly trails we could hike on and were given excellent directions and ideas.

1 Thank robinlgold68
Grand County, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Visitor Center in Grand Lake is always staffed with knowledgeable people who are willing to help you find exactly what you need.

2 Thank Krystalmn2mtn
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a great visitor's center with tons of information and local knowledge. It is at the entrance to Grand Lake. Stop in and pick up some information.

Thank L F
Thornton, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Just a short visit. But staff was helpful and knowledgeable of the area. We came in after our snowmobile ride

Thank Mike L

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