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Lookout Mountain

Address: Golden, CO
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Owner description: Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite and museum.
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Owner description: Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite and museum.
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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A really fun drive - slow with great views all the way to the top. A must see if in the area. The drive is part of a drive called the Lariott Loop - also worth driving around the are. Takes about 4 hours. The Buffalo Bill Museum at the top is 5 star - a must see. Also a... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The drive to the top of the mountain is a must when in the Golden area. It provides you the opportunity to view Golden and downtown Denver off in the distance. As mentioned in other reviews be aware of the bicyclists on the road. Not only does the drive offer beautiful vistas but one can visit Buffalo Bill's gravesite at... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

but what a view from the top!!! Well worth the short drive. You can see the school of mines and the Coors plant as well as the mesas. Buffalo Bill's grave is on the side up above. It is nicely taken care of.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great view of Golden and Denver. The drive to the top is definitely worth the curvy road. Make sure to watch out for the bicyclists; they are everywhere.

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Ashland, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We enjoyed the lovely view of the entire area including Denver downtown and the Buffalo Bill museum was great and included the best gift and most comprehensive gift shop of our entire weeklong trip to multiple cities and sites in Colorado.

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Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very nice and informative welcome at information office, nice trail and wonderful weather. Less difficult than claimed.

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Melbourne - Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Just a short drive from Denver is Lookout Mountain. The drive to the top is winding but well worth it, watch out for the cyclists. Once at the top the views back over Golden and Denver are amazing, while there take some time to view Buffalo Bills grave and the museum, very interesting and well worth the $5 admission

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Buffalo Bill was a circus guy but he was a part of the Old West that makes for nostaglia memories....gravesite solemn and interesting. Would recommend visiting

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The trip up the mountain is worth it, whether you're driving or cycling. You can easily see Denver in the distance from the top, as it's not far. The Buffalo Bill museum at the top is cute for kids, families, and "Old West" enthusiasts. It's a quick trip up and down the mountain, and is easily accessible off the interstate.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Hike up to them giant 'M' - see Buffalo Gill's grave - eat fudge. Lots of short hiking opportunities. A great view of Golden and the brewery

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