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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

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Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
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+1 720-497-7600
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were five of us, grandparents, mom and 7 and 11-year-old. We spent a good amount of time looking at the displays which were nicely done; then we went for a hike and took in the beautiful surroundings and views. We even saw three deer. It was a very positive experience.

Thank debra334
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good hiking trails, interactive nature center. Friendly rangers eager to talk with you. Worthy of a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Allen H
Wentzville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This nature center is free of charge and interesting. It is not very big and only a few things to read inside and some stuffed animals in a display area. The gentleman on duty was interesting though and gave us some insight of the area and its wildlife.

Thank JandM44
Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you're an out of towner looking for a way to get away from the city take a drive up Lookout Mountain to visit the Center along with Buffalo Bill's Grave. Great views along with some historical facts. After the visit drive back down into Golden to enjoy the small town hospitality.

Thank Raytec12
Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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 

Thank Marty D
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

Thank rgoben
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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.

Thank Janet F
Gurnee, Illinois
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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.

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 

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!

2 Thank DarD55

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