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“It was average at best” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Laramie, WY
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It was average at best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Overall it was disappointing as many of the plants they had I can go see for free out on the prairie. It was small and not what they make it sound. Do not plan your day around visiting here as you can be done here in less than an hour and see everything they have. For the price paid next time I will find something else to do.

Visited July 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens, interesting designs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We enjoyed the gardens very much even though it was hot July. Well laid out, interesting and even have a small indoor butterfly gardens.

Visited July 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not a place for Children Groups”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have tried twice to take groups of children to the Botanical Gardens. The first time one of the older male volunteers yelled at our group of three to five year olds for playing on the grass. To make it worst the person in charge fired the poor man right in front of us. We were told they would comp our next visit but we waited three years before we returned.

This Spring we returned but found it less organized than before. They even charged us for a tour guide but they were very under staffed and it turned into a self tour. You would think they would cater to school groups to fill in for the slow season and get the word out. We will probably won't return. We have given them a chance.

Visited May 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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349 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Small and Nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you are expecting an expansive meandering full day event, you may be disappointed. The native plants and butterfly house are nice activities. Situated on a biking hiking trail along the Colorado River you can easily wrap up an afternoon or day exploring. Close by is Edgewater Brewery and all the activities of Grand Junction an easy walk.
Small parking lot but ample room.
Take the time to explore and support the effort.

Visited July 2014
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Thank COparrotheads
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Orchids in the high desert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

The gardens are along the paved bike path along the Colrado River. While biking we stumbled upon this lovely place and enjoyed an hour of touring their orchid house, butterfly room, sculpture garden, children's play land, and historical /native plant area that even has an old shepherder's wagon. Great place to bring kids or adults . If you already belong to an arboretum or other historical society, you may well get in for free, though we felt a donation was well worth our experience.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Linda G
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