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Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 720-497-7600
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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good trails to see wildflowers, very nice nature center

This is a very nice nature center with trails that are great for seeing a variety of wildflowers, with some decent views of Denver down below. Our 5 year old daughter enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The animals in the nature center were displayed in a very natural setting. They have cameras that have recorded pictures of the wildlife in the park and the pictures are played in a slideshow. We found that interesting to watch.

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

Thank you for your review Patty. Our taxidermy mounts are definitely a favorite of our visitors. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed them too! Their natural setting is a ponderosa pine forest, which you'll be traveling through atop Lookout Mountain. Stop back sometime to see updated pictures of the forest critters that we are able to catch on our... More 

elk grove village
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a very nice nature center with trails that are great for seeing a variety of wildflowers, with some decent views of Denver down below. Our 5 year old daughter enjoyed the nature center, especially the room with a nest-like play area and lots of wildlife stuffed animals. The guides were very informative and were able to answer all... More 

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Management response:

Thanks for your wonderful review of our nature center. It sounds like you had a great time with Bobby the bullsnake and Roger the volunteer :) They're quite the duo and help folks understand the misunderstood world of snakes. Please stop by again in your future travels. We agree that it's a great place to connect with nature. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nothing much to do. But nice spot to see the mountains. Good spot if you are looking for something quick. More if a rest area for cyclists.

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Thank you for your review of Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Our nature center is open 6 days a week and has interactive exhibits inside as well as several hiking trails outdoors. Stop by again sometime and we'd be happy to help you find something to do :) More 

Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Such a quiet and peaceful place. Not much to do, but the view is wonderful! Wish there wasn't a fee for entry.

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Management response:

Thanks for your review of Lookout Mountain Nature Center. As a part of Jefferson County Open Space, a county sales tax-based program, we do not charge fees for entry to our nature center or any of our parks. Our nature center is open 6 days a week and has interactive exhibits inside as well as several hiking trails outdoors. Stop... More 

Shingletown, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The folks inside are friendly and have lots of info. There is a trail that you can walk down from the visitors center to see out into the valley. On a good day, the view is fantastic.

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

Thank you for your review! We love our staff and volunteers.They're always happy to discuss Lookout Mountain and other Jefferson County Open Space parks with visitors. Please visit us again sometime! More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We made a day of this and Buffalo Bill's Grave. I will likely do this hike again within a few weeks because the weather is so beautiful this time of year.

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

Thanks for your visit to Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We agree that bundling a trip to our nature center and Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum makes for a wonderful day. We've had quite a bit of snow fall in the last few days, so you'll probably want to give it a few days before getting out on those trails again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great view of Denver and surrounding mountains, plus a nature center with knowledgable staff teaching about local wildlife and geology. The building is made of recycled materials and is an interesting study in sustainable design. Inside, there are several model landscapes with preserved animals in their natural setting. You can see the 2 table mountains (plateaus) and the Coors Brewery... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your visit to Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We couldn't have summed up our nature center, programs, exhibits, and views better than you did. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time on Lookout Mountain. Please come back and visit sometime again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We drove up to lookout mountain just to kill some time. The views were amazing, though we didn't even get out of the car. I guess we aren't real interested in naturistic views, but it would be a great attraction for a nature lover!

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Thanks for your visit to Lookout Mountain. We hope next time that you'll have time to stop inside our nature center for a look around. We have great exhibits and programs, not to mention a wonderful group of staff and volunteers that are eager to answer your questions. We agree that it's a great place for a nature lover. Please... More 

Georgetown, Texas
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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 

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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 

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Additional Information about Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 720-497-7600
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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