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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

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Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401
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+1 720-497-7600
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Brilliant stop over on way to Denver

Fantastic place overlooking Denver . Informative visit to the centre and great walks around the plateau area of Lookout Mountain . Walks of varying length to get a feel for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan C
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place overlooking Denver . Informative visit to the centre and great walks around the plateau area of Lookout Mountain . Walks of varying length to get a feel for the place. Very close to Buffalo Bills grave attraction too . Busy place and well used by visitors . Fantastic views out over Denver and the plain beyond. Also views... More 

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Thank Alan C
Lake Wales, Florida
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674 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views and mixed with a visual educational explanation - very well presented - but the views are spectacular - well worth the trip for young and old alike -

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Thank Bob S
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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210 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This free Nature Center is a small combined museum and rest stop. But-- it is the drive directly up Table Mountain (just 10 miles) from downtown Golden that makes this memorable. Perfect for business visitors to the city who don't have time to drive to the serious Rocky Mountains 30-40 miles further. Get a local or friend to drive you... More 

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

Thanks for visiting. You've provided great directions for future visitors. We're actually located on Lookout Mountain/Mount Zion. The Table Mountains (South and North) are across the way and not driveable to the top. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the nature center and learned a bit about the area's nature and history. Please visit us again soon! More 

Libertyville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

There were five of us, grandparents, mom and 7 and 11-year-old. We spent a good amount of time looking at the displays which were nicely done; then we went for a hike and took in the beautiful surroundings and views. We even saw three deer. It was a very positive experience.

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Thank debra334
LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this review

We're glad to hear everyone in the family had a nice time at Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve. Please visit us again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Good hiking trails, interactive nature center. Friendly rangers eager to talk with you. Worthy of a visit if you are in the area.

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

Thank you Allen for taking the time to review your visit to Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit. Please stop by again soon. More 

Wentzville, Missouri
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

This nature center is free of charge and interesting. It is not very big and only a few things to read inside and some stuffed animals in a display area. The gentleman on duty was interesting though and gave us some insight of the area and its wildlife.

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Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

If you're an out of towner looking for a way to get away from the city take a drive up Lookout Mountain to visit the Center along with Buffalo Bill's Grave. Great views along with some historical facts. After the visit drive back down into Golden to enjoy the small town hospitality.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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242 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

As advertised in the name, Lookout Mountain features a great view of the city. The nature center is small but modern and illustrative. There are some children's programs there. You could check their schedule if you wish to catch one. There is a nice walk out back that lets you see the city and mountain itself. I don't like it... More 

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Thank Marty D
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154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. They have friendly people that can answer most questions you have about the area.

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Thank rgoben
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent stop along the Lariat Loop, and great place for the kids to learn about some of the local flora, fauna, and animals. Friendly informative rangers are sometimes there to answer questions, and do programs on the local critters.

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