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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 way to spend a morning

We enjoyed the fabulous flowers and succulents. All were well labeled, and the staff was friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clare, Iowa, USA
via mobile
Fabulous attraction for all ages!

I sure would like to talk to at least one of the 26 people who rated The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret B
Dublin, Ohio
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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 yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the fabulous flowers and succulents. All were well labeled, and the staff was friendly and informative! Lots of shady spots to rest and good photo ops.

Thank Connie19492013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I sure would like to talk to at least one of the 26 people who rated The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens "average." Love to know what went into that assessment. Six adults and three children (ages 3, 7, & 9) went to the park. We...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the playground! It was a perfect place for our kids, 3, 7, & 9. Our kids said many times how amazing the gardens are. We could have spent hours here but unfortunately ran out of time. Park admission is free but donations are...More

Thank LLButler
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're visiting Vail, this is one to see. If you have kids, they'll love the playground. It is kept immaculate and clean, landscaped. So pretty!

Thank Rileyreese27
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Alpine Gardens are just in their early blooming now, but so beautiful. The walk through these gardens and waterfalls was so peaceful and beautiful. They, also, have a small Museum gift shop at the beginning of the walk.

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have checked out the gardens when visiting the amphitheater. Well maintained, peaceful, great place to take a walk.

Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful free place to walk and enjoy the landscape. Many different types of plants were labeled. Water features, open lawns and sculptures were all beautiful to the eye. We didn't have kids but we saw many young familes partaking in the play...More

1  Thank Hortman55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well kept, nice place for a walk, shade and sunny spots, pretty, quiet, can spend only a few minutes or longer - up to you, great to see

Thank RLCZ70
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty, lots of room for kids to run around. A lot of unique plants to see. Welcome Center staff are very helpful.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make some time to see these gardens! They are beautiful. The kids love the small trails and creeks & little statues. So many different types of flowers. There is a large grassy area to play in and an absolutely wonderful and very large playground for...More

Thank popsmcgops
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much time needed to see entire park with kids?
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
What is the address
22 May 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
Chandra H
Is it good to visit in summer? Will the plants be flowering during the end of May?
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