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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

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Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: +1 720-497-7600
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Connect with nature at this 110-acre park. Inside experience exhibits that...

Connect with nature at this 110-acre park. Inside experience exhibits that depict migrating birds and reveal secrets of the ponderosa pine forest. Visit the Discovery Corner and Observation Room. Outside stroll trails winding through forest and meadow, picnic beneath towering pine trees or join a naturalist-guided program.

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A Great Nearby Place to Take Out of Town Guests

As advertised in the name, Lookout Mountain features a great view of the city. The nature center is small but modern and illustrative. There are some children's programs there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Marty D
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As advertised in the name, Lookout Mountain features a great view of the city. The nature center is small but modern and illustrative. There are some children's programs there. You could check their schedule if you wish to catch one. There is a nice walk out back that lets you see the city and mountain itself. I don't like it... More 

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Thank Marty D
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. They have friendly people that can answer most questions you have about the area.

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Thank rgoben
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Excellent stop along the Lariat Loop, and great place for the kids to learn about some of the local flora, fauna, and animals. Friendly informative rangers are sometimes there to answer questions, and do programs on the local critters.

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Thank Janet F
Gurnee, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a beautiful facility with a few nice displays and clean bathrooms. The drive up the mountain is easy and fairly close to the highway. If you stop, take some time to sit on the back porch and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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1 Thank Peter L
Lakewood, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Very interesting Nature Center. Exhibits, and Ranger held a interactive lecture about snakes, how to tell e difference between a Bull snake (good) and a rattle snake (scary). Actually had a very tame Bull snake for you to see and touch. Nice trails (I think) to walk around on. I didn't feel brave enough after the rattle snake thing. I... More 

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Thank Wendy O
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was scary going up that Mountain, But once up there the scenery was just breath taking, LITERALLY BREATH TAKING!!!!! Just beautiful, but I did feel like passing out from lack of Oxygen! But I do recommend this!

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Its a nice stop but not much to look at. We walked in briefly and then went to take a couple of pictures. This really more of a cyclist's stop.

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Thank mckapke
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to find the views you were looking for. We suggest several viewpoints depending on what you'd like to see. You can hike into the preserve on the Meadow Loop. This gives you a great view of the Denver Metro area. You can also walk right... More 

Arden, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stop into the nature center if you would like to learn more about the animals native to the area. There is a ranger who can answer questions and clean restrooms.

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Thank Laurie R
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our nature center and for your review. We also offer free educational programs that are naturalist-led. You can find our upcoming programs here: lmnc.eventbrite.com. Please stop by again sometime soon! More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was a really nice, clean nature center. They had several taxidermy displays of the habitats and animals that you'd expect out in the landscape. Really well done.

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Thank Texas_suz
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We also offer free educational programs. You can always browse our offerings at lmnc.eventbrite.com. More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were traveling around with our grandkids (5&7) and saw the sign for the lookout Nature center. We drove up and up and finally made it. Great little spot -very interesting displays of the natural habitat of the area. Lots of hands on displays. Clean and very new looking. The kids enjoyed - as did we! Only issue I had... More 

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Thank Joep63
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center and for taking the time to review your visit. We suggest several viewpoints depending on what you'd like to see. You can hike into the preserve on the Meadow Loop. This gives you a great view of the Denver Metro area. You can also walk right across from our parking lot and... More 

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