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Lookout Mountain

Golden, CO
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Description: Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite and museum.
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Point Venture, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I spent some of my grade school years living in Denver and we frequently made the trip to Lookout Mountain to see the grave of Buffalo Bill Cody. It's changed some but is mostly the same. The grave is nothing spectacular but what is spectacular is the mountain-top view of the Rockies and the Denver metro area, particularly of Golden.... More

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Of course I think Lookout Mtn. is fabulous, I live there. The views are spectacular, wild life abundant, people are friendly and we do have modern conveniences. Be sure to visit Buffalo Bill's grave. The views east and west from the parking lot are great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Driving up and coming down is a little scary if you have a problem with heights, but the views are just amazing, it's well worth it!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Starting at I70, be sure not to miss the bison overlook. Enjoy these large creatures as the graze. Stop to see where Buffalo Bill requested to be his final resting place. Look around. You'll understand why. Be careful on the road as you will share this route with several bicycles. Especially on the weekend. They will travel faster going downhill... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unexpected find. We were just up killing time when we drove up. The only issue was that the trails took you right into a landslide field of huge stones that were impassible with young children

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Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wife and I visited during our 17 day road trip that covered 4 States and 2,700 miles. Best part of this visit was seeing the grave of Buffalo Bill and visiting the museum dedicated to him.

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New Bremen, Oh
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Be sure to stop on the pullover sections on the way up. We didn't because I was waiting for the "ooh & aah" factor at the top...it wasn't the one I was looking for. It is beautiful at the top in the typical nature kind of way, it is a Nature Center after all. But there was nowhere to look... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a beautiful ride. Bikers coming from both ways made it a bit dicey while driving. The road is tight and they are working hard to get up and down this mountain. Watch out. Once you get there, it affords lovely views of Golden and Denver as well as the beautiful mountain range. Check it out.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice site sighting, scenic hiking trails and Buffalo Bill Museum. The views of Denver and Golden at dawn are quite fantastic.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We hiked the lookout mountain trail, starting from the top. It was a great hike, and the view was definitely worth it. I think it is easy enough for beginners, but the path does narrow a few times.

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