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  • Don H
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely breathtaking! I didn't want to hike because of the heat and my personal mobility issues but you can drive it and pull out at the various turnouts. Lots of people were hiking and I've been told that there are a variety of trails with different difficulty levels. Do not miss this. If you're short on time you can drive it in a half hour or so.
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Bernard W
    Dallas, TX1,915 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reciprocal AHA membership only gets two people in. There are wonderful sculptures amidst the floral displays. The grounds map is now digital rather than paper. Wonderful array of beautiful flora. Large garden with many comfortable seating nooks.
    Written 30 June 2024
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  • Christen A
    Albemarle, NC267 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We opted to drive to the top. The journey to the top was something. So many interesting things to see and wonderful opportunities for photos. The journey up made me a little nervous but I would definitely visit again.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • L_Lott19
    Mansfield, MA512 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For those who may be worried and having anxiety about the altitude like I was, it will be okay. We flew into Denver the day before the concert. I drank a lot of water that night and during the day leading up to the concert. You do feel the altitude, but it's manageable. You aren't going to pass out, or anything like that. I just felt a little out of breath, but nothing crazy. I'm not someone who works out every day, I walk the dogs everyday, that's about the extent of my workouts.
    I had read previous reviews to get there early and park in the Upper North Lot. So that's what we did. The only down side is we were there so damn early, and as we had traveled, didn't have our usual tailgaiting amenities. If we had chairs, it would have been perfect. We stopped at Walmart on the way to grab some snacks and drinks and a disposable cooler.
    I'm not a big drinker, but they say the alcohol will hit you harder. I had two beers and was fine.
    The North Lot had actual bathrooms as well as port-a-potties. Going to the bathroom was not a problem at all.
    There was a wonderful park ranger on site who was great at explaining where you should enter based on your seating. Very friendly and comforting, as I was nervous about the altitude.
    We walked in the trail way and were treated to some great views and the lined backed up, so it was nice and slow. People were all chill and friendly.
    Once we got into the amphitheater we were able to fill our water bottles at the water station near the concessions.
    Our seats were closer to the stage, near the bottom, and we found them quickly. It's wooden seats/rows and you sit pretty close with your neighbor, but it's comfortable. There is a ton of room in front of you to dance/move.
    The concert itself? It's like being in a dream. It's magical. I kept turning around and taking it all in. It was by far the best venue I've ever been to.
    The walk back to the parking lot was a little more uphill, but so many people are stopping and taking their time, you don't feel like a dork if you need to take a break. Everyone is honestly on the same page. Most of the folks we met were from out of state and, like us, checking off a bucket list item.
    The only real negative is the lack of information when you first get there. It's unclear where you are supposed to park for a show. There are other lots, and apparently shuttles, but we had no idea where those were. I'm sure if we did some investigating we could have figured it out, but thankfully got a spot in the Upper North Lot, which was far less walking than the other lots.
    If you're on the fence about going, do it. It's truly an incredible place. I'm glad I was able to move past my anxiety and make the trip! You won't regret it!
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Ashly M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My boyfriend & I went on the Lantern tour & it was wonderful. Our guide Gage was great, gave so much history & made it entertaining when scaring us. Def recommend it!
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • JanisRoberts
    Texarkana, TX25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the last week in June and it was "bring your dog" day. I think my kids loved seeing the dogs as much as the zoo residents! Love the lay out of the zoo and the beautiful views! Yes, there was construction going on, but that's to be expected with improvement. Kids loved all the animals, but especially the meerkat, the grizzly bears and the giraffes.
    Thanks for the great time my family had!
    Written 2 July 2024
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  • Katie S
    Arizona82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great museum to take kids to. Don't expect to go and not be bombarded by groups of kids. The gems and rock section was very cool. The wildlife halls were unique and educational. The mummy exhibit was cool to learn about. The gift shop was the only disappointing part of the museum as it did not have a lot of small collectable items for sale. Also too expensive for what they had.
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • paul w
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent aircraft and other displays, friendly staff, very nice gift shop with unique items made on site. Site includes an operational aircraft restoration hangar and restored, working Link trainers.
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • Bridget K
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stadium tour - Tour guide Jim - He was very knowledgeable and personable. Lots of trivia and tips. A good exploration of the different ways to experience a game or event at the stadium.
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • laurapaul2018
    Compton, Canada151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of spectacular views on this scenic drive. We did not have a timed entry, find this challenging but we were able to access the drive after the 2 p.m. deadline. Line up was a bit crazy but traffic flowed quite quickly once we got going. Lots of wildlife along the way, keep your eyes peeled, saw lots of elk and moose and deer. Winding road and need to be attentive especially at times of other drivers but wonderful.
    Written 5 July 2024
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  • bkute65
    Los Angeles, CA250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing multicultural art experience! The curators of this museum have done a beautiful job of incorporating modern pieces with ancient pieces of Indigenous Americans and Asian cultures. It was wonderful to see the continuum of cultural experience artistically.

    I have grown up in Denver and always enjoyed the museum. But hadn't been to the updated museum for about 7 years. I took my 16 year old niece who loved every floor! It was nice to see some of my old favorites, and now I have some new favorites!
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • Samuel N
    Portland, OR5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great historic place to hang out. Love coming here although the downtown area can be a little questionable especially late at night. Good restaurants and vibe in the area.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • Sonya B
    Pompano Beach, FL77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some of the scenery you will see here is heart-stopping, especially if you are here long enough (2-3 hrs) for the sun to change position relative to the mountains. The reflections and the colors are incredible.
    I must say this trail may be easy for 2/3 of the way but then you'll find yourself questioning if you are still on the trail at all and that thought can be scary. There is NO WIFI & no one to ask. The trail starts going uphill and then over extremely large rocks and boulders so that the trail is indecipherable for quite a distance. There are no directional markings. The only hope that you are heading in the right direction is that you will hear the sound of the babbling water coming nearer again.
    If you arrive before 10 am the ranger station will not be open to direct you to the trail head. However, there will be walking sticks for you to borrow. Take 2!! We didn't think we needed any because everything we had read said this was an easy flat walk. There are clean restrooms. Bring lots of water if you are walking the entire Scenic Loop.
    This place is awe-inspiring. Don't miss it!
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • Knut
    77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on a Saturday afternoon and parking was definitely a challenge. The weather was hot so the animals were not very active so wish we would have went in the morning. The workers were all very friendly. Bottle of water was way too expensive but that is everywhere.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • MominOC
    Orange County, CA4,934 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area! Drink plenty of water and wear/bring the appropriate clothing. It was very windy and cold on our visit in June at the top but when we entered from Idaho Springs it was warm.
    Written 6 July 2024
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