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“average at best” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
720-497-7600
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Ranked #15 of 52 things to do in Golden
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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.
Wisconsin
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“average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A few taxidermied animals, binoculars that did not work - average displays. No views from the visitor center. But they did have bathrooms and trailhead maps.

Visited July 2013
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LookoutMountainNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for your visit to Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We're sorry to see you found it "average". Next time you're in the area, please seek out our public program schedule. We often offer free, hands-on interpretive programs to visitors. These programs are a great way to get outside and enjoy Lookout Mountain Nature Center as well as the greater Jefferson County Open Space park system.
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Worth A Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a beautiful nature center and well worth a stop. The gentleman working was very courteous and helpful. When you go, take the time to watch the playback of wildlife caught by their cameras.
Very cool! We were especially intrigued by the mountain lion kill sight and the bear digging in the dumpster. Great facility!

Visited May 2013
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LookoutMountainNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for visiting us! We're happy to see you enjoyed our wildlife photos. These are updated often. Next time you're here, you might be able to see pictures of bobcats, mule deer, or coyotes too! We love sharing this "secret side" of the natural world with our visitors. Happy travels!
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Broomfield
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have hiked from Lookout Mountain Nature Center many times over the past 10 years. Many improvements have been made to trails and visitors center.

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LookoutMountainNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for your review Douglas. We're glad to hear you like what we've done. Please keep us in mind on your future hikes as we're always in a continual process of updating our exhibits. We'd also welcome any suggestions as to what you'd like to see featured in the future at Lookout Mountain Nature Center.
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Lakewood, Colorado
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“Great For Young Children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a place I've been to many times with my kids from toddler-age through preschool. Short, easily-marked trails are fun mini-hikes for the kids and - very important with potty-training children - there are nice clean bathrooms in the facility. Inside the nature center there's a fun room for kids with animal bone specimens they can handle, nature books, and a fun oversized "bird nest" that they can play in. The center offers lectures and programs at various times in the year -- get on their mailing list.

Visited September 2012
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LookoutMountainNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
It's wonderful to hear that you and your children have enjoyed visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center - thank you for writing a review!
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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“Well Kept & Great Views/Nature!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My sister lives near here, and she brought me to visit while I was staying at her house. I would like to go back again! There are several paths that offer great views and lots of wildlife close-ups as well. If you are into nature, photography, or hiking - this would be a great option for you. The actual nature center itself is in a beautiful building and has a lot to offer.

Visited July 2012
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LookoutMountainNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thanks very much for your review! We hope you can visit again soon.
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