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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 #12 of 26 Attractions in Golden
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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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Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
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
27 helpful votes 27 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

Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was a very interesting and informative center about the nature around that area. It had very nice displays, and they were very realistic and educational. It was very clean and emphasized recycling and taking care of the earth. Nice quotes on the walls.

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

Thank you for visiting us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time spent inside of our exhibit hall. We hope you visit us again soon. There are great trails near the visitor center that also focus on sustainability including our natural environment. More

Parker, CO
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212 reviews 212 reviews
111 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place is nice and 'personal'....the whole area is pleasant, the Nature Center is green (interesting to learn about), and the exhibits are nice and informative. Not a huge place, but found the whole area 'restful'. Check out the wildlife photos from their tree-cam.

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

Thank you for visiting us at Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We're glad you enjoyed your time as you visited our exhibits and beautiful outdoors. We're very proud of our "green" nature center with its incorporation of many local, reused, recycled, low-impact, and healthier materials. More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Was neat to be with someone who could tell us about the town below, but no breath taking sights like I expected.

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

Thank you for your visit to Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We're glad one of our visitor center volunteers or staff was able to discuss our beautiful surroundings with you. Some days lend themselves to the views better than others. We also recommend visiting the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, near Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The Museum Observation Deck offers unparalleled... More

Cleveland, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I loved the photos displayed on a big screen television near the entrance. These were taken using a motion sensor camera, and they featured mountain lions, elk, mule deer, fox, coyote, etc. They also had displays of mountain lion feet and other useful information about the wildlife and terrain. I hiked the Lookout Mountain trail and enjoyed it!

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

Thank you for your visit and your review of Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Next time you're in the area, we recommend attending one of our free, public programs. Sometimes they are offered right at Lookout Mountain Nature Center while others are offered at Jefferson County Open Space Parks. Wildlife tends to be a very popular topic for these programs. All... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Took my Dad here to show him around since I had been there before. we loved the display of the animals in the area and the video monitor showing the wildlife in the area coaught on the wildlife cameras set up.

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LookoutMountainNC, Customer Service Representative at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More

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