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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

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Experience the varied ecosystems of Colorado at Denver Botanic Gardens, an oasis in the center of the Mile High City and one of the first botanical gardens in the United States to focus on native plants. The 9.7 hectare (23 acre) park is home to seven different gardens and boasts the largest collection of plants in North America from cold temperature areas across the globe. With visiting exhibits, a sunken amphitheater for concerts, and two additional satellite locations, at Chatfield and Mount Goliath, there is always a new reason to visit these historical gardens. Our Denver itinerary builder makes visiting Denver Botanic Gardens and other Denver attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is the # 1 experience my wife and I had on our recent trip to Denver. It's beautiful, educational and big - Their different sections cover a great variety of plant life from all over the world. G...  more »
  • Stopped here for a quick visit last week. My first time here.... and I REALLY ENJOYED IT!! I think its the best botanic gardens I have ever been to! I love the signage, I love the variety of plants an...  more »
  • Wonderful place to spend a day while in Denver. Exhibits change frequently, offering much for all ages to experience. Bring water, it gets hot outside  more »
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  • The Denver Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place!!! The attention to detail here is amazing - breathtaking sculpture and gorgeous plants & flowers of every kind anywhere you look. Lovely cobblestone walkways that look like rivers, koi ponds with sculptures in the middle, archways covered in foliage, a beautiful bonsai garden, and more. A truly peaceful place, even if quite populated. The parking garage was completely full when we went on a Friday morning and we were very lucky to find a nearby parking spot on the street. Very affordable - only $12.50 per adult ticket with discounts for children/seniors and kids under 2 get in free. Definitely recommended if you are in Denver ♥️🏵️🌻🌷
  • This is my place of Zen. I get so much enjoyment from this place ever time I go. I have been a member for many years and have even volunteered here. So great to go to again and again because it is constantly changing with the seasons. Some say It's haunted because it was on the site of an old graveyard. They have many concerts in the summer and offer special events all year round.
  • Visited during the holiday's for the lights... Amazing! Came back this Spring with one of the Botanic Garden's members - How beautiful! Definitely looking into buying a membership. I can see this a great place to relax, meditate and do yoga. Very relaxing and beautiful! Great location in the Capitol Hill (East Downtown) area of Denver, just East of Cheeseman Park. Parking is free! There are places to eat and a great gift store.
  • I've lived in Denver all my life but haven't been to the gardens in years - was not disappointed! What a fun place to spend a morning walking around! Loved the selection of bonsai trees and airplants that were in the tropical area. Would recommend to anyone that even remotely likes plants.
  • Beautiful! Seemed like they had every flower imaginable! Bring lots of water for a hot day. You'd probably need 4 hours to see it all if you are spending time to enjoy the flowers. The parking garage is free but can get crazy. You may have to park in a neighborhood and walk a bit.

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Where to stay in Denver

For a touch of class near all Denver's major attractions, book a room at one of the city's historical hotels, built during the late-19th century silver rush. Denver's oldest hotels feature opulent oak furnishings, silver chandeliers, and frescoed walls, as well as spacious rooms packed with high-tech gadgets. If you're planning your visit on a limited budget, consider the affordable hostels and bed and breakfasts located outside the central part of town. Alternatively, you can also stay at one of the mid-range hotels near the airport.
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