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Thank you Mike for the tour and fun stories. My husband and I enjoyed learning about the stars, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
firenice26
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Denver, Colorado
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Fantastic learning experience!

My family and I had an amazing experience at this observatory. Mike was such a great teacher and an... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
fabriane
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San Diego
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The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) is a community resource dedicated to fostering scientific education of children in Estes Park and serving as an educational venue for the community and visitors. EPMO holds events throughout the year in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-5427
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Mike for the tour and fun stories. My husband and I enjoyed learning about the stars, the observatory, and how the telescope works.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

My family and I had an amazing experience at this observatory. Mike was such a great teacher and an all around nice guy who did everything possible to give us a wonderful experience. Although the calendar listed the tour as full, I called in like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Yes, it doesn't compare to some of the great observatories but Mike was incredibly nice and the entire experience was great! I can't wait to go back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Arnold C
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Our family made a reservation with Mike about 2 weeks in advance. He was so incredibly nice over the phone and excited for our family to come. He texted me about an hour before our reserved time and said he would see us at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

What a great experience!!! Free to all with a small expectations of a donation for children's education fund-this was a night I will never forget! Mike Connolly took us up into the dome where we spent an evenings looking at: First we looked at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

This was truly a highlight of our trip. Mike is a great person who loves to share his knowledge of the stars. We started with a few fascinating videos and he told us about the observatory. When it was dark enough, he divided us into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mike C, General Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Susan, Thank You for the kind review. I really enjoyed your group. Please come back and see us again. Clear Skies, Mike

Reviewed July 11, 2018

It's obvious that this is a passion for Mike and his volunteers and it's well appreciated. They spend their time, don't rush anyone and are very kind. We also enjoyed meeting Mike's rescue dog Willie. If the clouds/weather cooperate with you, you'll be in for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mike C, General Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you for the great review and please come visit us again someday. Mike

Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a must-do if you visit Estes Park. Mike is so wonderful and knowledgeable, he makes sure you leave with the best experience possible! I love that they keep the groups of visitors smaller so everyone has ample time to enjoy looking through the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jessica H
Reviewed March 22, 2018

This observatory was built as a memorial for Mike's children who had passed away. Mike is extremely nice and you can tell he puts his heart into everything he does there. He is very knowledgeable and enjoys educating people about the stars. We saw constellations...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

A very cool little observatory curated b y the man sho built it. he works very hard at it and puts ion a good show, weather and sky conditions permitting. its no charge but donations are gratefully accepted, he built this observatory and runs it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Mike C, Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Michael, Thank you for the nice review. Please come back and visit us again. Clear Skies, Mike

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leannemrhone
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Mike C | Property representative |
Yes if the star is above the horizon and you can tell us the coordinates or describe where the star is located. Mike
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