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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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BEAUTIFUL! Perfect 4 a Picnic!

What a glorious morning we spent walking around admiring all the blooming flowers . It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Littleton, Colorado
via mobile
located in Ford Park, which also has an incredible playground for kids

Accessible by the free Vail shuttle bus. Probably the most beautiful botanical garden I've seen in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a glorious morning we spent walking around admiring all the blooming flowers . It's beautifully laid out and there were some great little activity stations for families with younger children. The only downside was a crabby salesperson in the gift shop.... my only 2...More

Thank greekgirl29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible by the free Vail shuttle bus. Probably the most beautiful botanical garden I've seen in an incredible setting. Adjacent to a large playground for kids, with lots of unique features. Also next to a spacious open grassy area for running around. Nice gift shop...More

Thank KatTexas_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can take an easy walk from a lodge / hotel next to the garden. I can't remember the name. We dropped grandma off and parked up the pretty steep hill. We spent about an hour walking. They have stairs, ramps, or rocky paths. Beautiful!...More

Thank YearsofTravel4Fun
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have, over the last 25 years, watched this attraction expand and grow. I have watched it grow from a little garden area to an emensely beautiful wonderful exhibit. It is the one must see free thing to do in Vail, absolutely.

Thank rallay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here at dusk, when the light is soft and the colors of the flowers are vivid. We were lucky to be able to hear the sounds of a symphony playing outside at the adjacent Gerald Ford Amphitheater. Amazing variety of trees, flowers and greenery!...More

Thank dg011994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked there from our condo and enjoyed strolling through the gardens. There are benches and places to sit and relax.

Thank RockyTop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! So beautiful every step of the way. Great place to get ideas for your own garden. Don't miss it!

Thank Goldspun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. Very relaxing. Many nice benches to sit and relax. So many beautiful flowers that I loved seeing.

Thank rebeccabrabb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time visiting the gardens. Whoever takes care of the Gardens has done a Super Job! One of the most beautiful natural and wildflower gardens we have ever seen! They have a children's garden, and have provided little signs and info about...More

1  Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last evening in Vail my wife and I decided we needed to stop in the gardens. I am really glad I did as it was empty at the time, later in the evening (finally cooled off) and gave us a wonderful opportunity to...More

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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
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22 May 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
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15 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