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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

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Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 720-497-7600
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A Nice Little Nature Center

Stop into the nature center if you would like to learn more about the animals native to the area. There is a ranger who can answer questions and clean restrooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie R
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Arden, North Carolina
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was scary going up that Mountain, But once up there the scenery was just breath taking, LITERALLY BREATH TAKING!!!!! Just beautiful, but I did feel like passing out from lack of Oxygen! But I do recommend this!

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice stop but not much to look at. We walked in briefly and then went to take a couple of pictures. This really more of a cyclist's stop.

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Thank mckapke
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to find the views you were looking for. We suggest several viewpoints depending on what you'd like to see. You can hike into the preserve on the Meadow Loop. This gives you a great view of the Denver Metro area. You can also walk right... More 

Arden, North Carolina
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82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop into the nature center if you would like to learn more about the animals native to the area. There is a ranger who can answer questions and clean restrooms.

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Thank Laurie R
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our nature center and for your review. We also offer free educational programs that are naturalist-led. You can find our upcoming programs here: lmnc.eventbrite.com. Please stop by again sometime soon! More 

Austin, Texas
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61 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really nice, clean nature center. They had several taxidermy displays of the habitats and animals that you'd expect out in the landscape. Really well done.

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Thank Texas_suz
LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We also offer free educational programs. You can always browse our offerings at lmnc.eventbrite.com. More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were traveling around with our grandkids (5&7) and saw the sign for the lookout Nature center. We drove up and up and finally made it. Great little spot -very interesting displays of the natural habitat of the area. Lots of hands on displays. Clean and very new looking. The kids enjoyed - as did we! Only issue I had... More 

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LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center and for taking the time to review your visit. We suggest several viewpoints depending on what you'd like to see. You can hike into the preserve on the Meadow Loop. This gives you a great view of the Denver Metro area. You can also walk right across from our parking lot and... More 

Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to getting to the top of lookout mountain for a last view of the Rockies on our way home. To my disappointment, it was difficult to see anything through the trees surrounding the nature center. The nature trails were nice, but there is no view to speak of.

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LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to find the views you were looking for. We suggest several viewpoints depending on what you'd like to see. You can hike into the preserve on the Meadow Loop. This gives you a great view of the Denver Metro area. You can also walk right... More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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492 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A group of us visited Lookout Mountain Nature Center and found it to be an enjoyable place to visit. The inside of the center has a variety of taxidermied wildlife that lives in the area. Outside of the center, we saw a mule deer about 50 yards from the building. I recommend coupling a visit to this nature center with... More 

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LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Another great stop to add to your list is the Buffalo Herd Overlook (Denver Mountain Parks) in Genesee (Exit 254). More 

Whistler, Canada
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183 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a wonderful attraction that you could make into a day trip from Denver. The drive to the centre is beautiful. There are some short hiking trails that give you view points of the sprawling landscapes. If you want to see the buffalo herd you have to do a bit more driving but the nature trails are awesome. The... More 

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LookoutMtnNC, Naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you Joel for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center and for taking the time to review our site. We couldn't have said it better ourselves :) We also offer free educational programs. If you're interested, please check out lmnc.eventbrite.com. More 

Stansbury Park, Utah
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145 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in her mostly because we wanted to visit the Mansion next door. The nature center is a nice place to visit, but it is small and you can do and see everything in just a few minutes. If it were summer and things were in full bloom, there is a nice area and paths to be walked. Enjoy!

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Thank sireric32
LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Lookout Mountain Nature Center! We're sorry to hear Boettcher Mansion was closed during your visit. We hope your unplanned stop at the nature center provided you with some helpful information to make your stay in Colorado more enjoyable. Please stop back sometime...maybe during summer :) More 

Golden, Colorado
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great place to walk and visit. The naturalist can always help with our need to know more about the local flora and fauna (I live about two miles from it in the same neighborhood and elevation.) For the traveler or folks from the city down the hill a wonderful place to visit and learn about "mountain living" for man and... More 

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

Thanks Mike for visiting and writing this wonderful review of your experiences at Lookout Mountain Nature Center. We're glad to hear that you've found continued value in visiting your local nature center. We're happy to help you and other local Jeffco residents as well as other visitors better understand this amazing place that we are lucky enough to call home.... More 

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