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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

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910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9510
+1 720-497-7600
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Mountain experience close to city.

We were two families traveling together (one from Iowa and one from Nebraska) with 4 kids ages 15... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Cooperton
,
Conroy, Iowa
Take a short hike to get back to nature

There are a couple of short loop hikes you can take through the nature center. What you see will... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
dbinhou7511
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Houston, Texas
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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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910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9510
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We were two families traveling together (one from Iowa and one from Nebraska) with 4 kids ages 15, 11, 11, and 8. We are not used to driving in mountains. Our plan was to drive to the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. We were a little...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

There are a couple of short loop hikes you can take through the nature center. What you see will depend on the day, but there is sure to be something. The small nature center has additional information about wildlife to be found in the area.

Thank dbinhou7511
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing view , you really have contact with the nature I really enjoy this place . Summer is perfect to visit this place

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A great little spot to stretch the legs, learn about wildlife, and hike. They had an area for kids to play, clean bathrooms, and a nice little 'museum' display. It is very simple but it has so much to do. They also have local hiking...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Make a nice day better by driving up to Lookout Mountain and taking a short easy hike with the grandkids through forest and grassland. Then enjoy the visitor center for explanation of the flora and fauna, complete with plaster footprints to identify and stuffed animals...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a nice little nature center. It's nothing fancy, but shows some of the local wildlife and gives good info on it.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The views from this area are stunning--a must see either in the AM or the PM. The people inside this center are knowledgable, helpful, and share a good sense of humor. There's an area for lectures and presentations, and clean bathrooms when you need them;...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We took the meadow loop trail (and part of the forest loop trail). We were there on a Thursday, and it was not crowded at all. We enjoyed the lovely outdoor setting and the smell of the pines.

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is a great and easy mountain scenic drive up to the nature center and the trails and views from up top were great. Its about 20 mins from Golden up the mountain. I loved it!

Thank Kris V
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

Thank Alan C
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