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The John Denver Sanctuary

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Address: near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
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+1 970-920-5120

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Beautiful, compact gardens with many stone and water features with exceptional plantings. Almost like visiting a quiet church. Adjacent to north side of downtown Aspen. Peaceful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, compact gardens with many stone and water features with exceptional plantings. Almost like visiting a quiet church. Adjacent to north side of downtown Aspen. Peaceful walk. Adjoining wooded paths along waterways for hours of easy walking.

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Altoona, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Take the time for a nice stroll through the gardens and pathways. A fitting tribute to,a man who appeared to love nature.

Thank SueLovesTheBeach
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Definitely worth a stop if you are traveling in the Aspen area. The park is well manicured with so many beautiful flowers and water features. We visited because I am a huge John Denver fan and wanted to see the song-inscribed rocks. In addition to rocks inscribed with song lyrics, there are memorial stones, and John Denver quotes. The garden... More 

Thank CLYTraveler
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful park loaded with flowers with many water features and meandering paths to secluded areas with seating for reflection. Worth a visit for certain.

Thank Mark_Thebaut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed walking through the park and enjoyed seeing the rocks inscribed with song lyrics. Very peaceful !

Thank smilemaker78
Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an amazing place to experience by yourself or with a loved ones. Stones feature songs and quotes in honor of John Denver. I felt very peaceful and calm while walking through.

Thank Marshmallowmumma
Monroe, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Loved seeing the songs of John Denver on the stones. I know it may be corny, but it would've been nice to hear his songs softly playing while walking through the area.

Thank niecieb58
Ship Channel Key-Bahamas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen, Colorado is a fine place to walk through and explore. It is a public park, with walking trails along a creek. There are large boulders scattered throughout, several with some of John's songs carved into the rocks.

Thank DaveJ8563
Garden City, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice tribute to John Denver. The sanctuary wasn't as big as I thought it would be from the reviews. The landscaping with the boulders, flowers and water was very peaceful. Enjoyed the places to surly, relax and ponder all the good things John did while he was on this beautiful place called earth!

Thank JoeTeresa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Whatever your views on John Denver, this is just a nice place to be. A smidgen hard to find, it is in the back portion of a park down N Mill St. The sanctuary itself is comprised of paths between water features, beautiful plantings interspersed with rocks carved with inspirational sayings about nature and John's lyrics. I was prepared to... More 

Thank psycozz

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