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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 720-497-7600
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Golden
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Connect with nature at this 110-acre park. Inside experience exhibits that depict migrating birds...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Georgetown, Texas
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201 reviews 201 reviews
49 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful sunny day after a snowfall - we ventured up the mountain and entered the Center. He young man on duty was very knowledgeable and we had a long interesting discussion with him about many different topics regarding the area, the animals, etc. Start here and get the lay of the land before you venture out in the area.... More 

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our nature center. We have to agree that we make for a good "jumping off" point for visitors and community members. We hope you were able to see some of our remote wildlife camera photos that have captured numerous animals on film at our nature preserve! Thanks for visiting and please stop back again when you're back... More 

Houston
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149 reviews 149 reviews
23 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

When you plan on a trip to lookout mountain do not skip the nature center !! First of all , a nice spacious parking lot to base your trip from. Then use the clean restrooms and take in the beauty of this log cabin. Ask about the wood how the building was constructed, ask about the art on the walls,... More 

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind words about our nature center. We're glad you stopped by and enjoyed all the nature center has to offer. We also offer free programs on a variety of topics (family-friendly included). Please stop by again sometime! More 

Atanta, GA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Along with a nice nature center with very nice staff, across the street is a lookout not too many people will go to. This gives some nice views also, along with Lookout Mountain. It is some walking, but not bad at all.

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our nature center. You did find one of our hidden gems with that lookout, although we can't take all of the credit. You actually found Colorow Point Park, a Denver Mountain Park, that is situated right across from our parking lot. It does have excellent views, but no facilities. We agree the hike is worth it... More 

Emory, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Knowledgeable people and friendly ! Great information on nature and loved looking at all the different aspects of nature and how it affects us all !

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our nature center and preserve. Aren't our staff and volunteers the best? We're so glad you were able to meet them and learn more about the world around you. Stop back sometime. We'd love to chat more! More 

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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hiking on lookout mountain is fun and brings you to some awesome views, but the nature center is pretty basic and small. It looks nice and has clean restrooms, along with trail maps, but it wasn't anything special. For kids, they had a little play room that might keep the kids entertained for about 20-30 min.

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Lookout Mountain and our Nature Center/Preserve. We're glad to hear that you've been able to take advantage of the great weather that we've been experiencing lately! We hope your kids enjoyed the discovery room and sat in the birds nest with egg pillows. Kids can also observe and enjoy nature in the observation room with panoramic views.... More 

Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Nature Center is a great little side trip great for families. The Nature center is small but well run and has easy and small hiking trails on the grounds. Across the street from the main gate has a great vista with mountain views and great sunsets.

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We agree that our nature center and preserve are definitely items to add to your travel list. We also offer lots of free programs for children and families. Next time you visit, pick up one of our public program brochures. We offer campfire, astronomy, journaling, wildlife, and many more programs. More 

Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were disappointed on two points, but that was not the Center's fault. No pets are allowed on the trails and the center's hours didn't match up with our so we couldn't go inside. We'll return on another trip and plan ahead.

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our nature center. We're sorry to hear that we weren't open during your visit. Please do come back in the future. Here are our hours: Regular Hours Monday - Closed Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Summer Hours (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) Monday - Closed Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00... More 

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Small but nicely done nature center. I highly recommend the slide show that displays pictures taken from a wildlife camera outside the nature center. Amazing what you will see! We hiked one of the trails and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and great weather.

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center. It sounds like you had a great trip. Isn't it incredible to see how many critters call Lookout Mountain home? We frequently update that monitor with new photos, so please stop back and visit again in the future. More 

Minneapolis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's so pretty up there and worth the drive. Seems longer than it is. The Hampton Golden recommended I take the drive and I'm happy I did. I love Colorado

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! We love Golden and Colorado too. Please come back some time soon! As the seasons change, so do the sights and sounds. More 

New Bremen, Oh
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had expected breathtaking views from the top. This is not the case. Beautiful views on the way up, but take in those moments. Don't wait or hope for more at the top, you will be disappointed. We have a Nature Center back home (Ohio) and this seemed as wonderful as ours. But we weren't there to visit another Nature... More 

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our nature center Angela. We're sorry to hear that you missed stopping at some of the vistas up our beautiful mountain. The top of the mountain does offer several “lookouts” as its namesake would suggest. From our nature center, you can see through the trees with close to 360-degree views. Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum (located... More 

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