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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
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, Outdoors
Hours:
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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Emory, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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
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 

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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246 reviews 246 reviews
127 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

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