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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 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Perfect drive & visit for 1-3 day visitors to Denver

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a beautiful facility with a few nice displays and clean bathrooms. The drive up the mountain is easy and fairly close to the highway. If you stop, take some time to sit on the back porch and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Very interesting Nature Center. Exhibits, and Ranger held a interactive lecture about snakes, how to tell e difference between a Bull snake (good) and a rattle snake (scary). Actually had a very tame Bull snake for you to see and touch. Nice trails (I think) to walk around on. I didn't feel brave enough after the rattle snake thing. I... More 

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