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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

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6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, CO 80022-4327
+1 303-289-0232
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Not worth the risk

Before you go anywhere near this arsenal I would recommend that you do some research on the health... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Snorkler45
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Hills, IA
Nice place with a very interesting history.

After hearing about the history of this place during World War !!, and the remediation that had to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jnien2017
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“prairie dogs” (106 reviews)
“mule deer” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (48 reviews)
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LOCATION
6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, CO 80022-4327
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+1 303-289-0232
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"prairie dogs"
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"mule deer"
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"visitor center"
in 48 reviews
"driving tour"
in 11 reviews
"lake mary"
in 5 reviews
"saw deer"
in 8 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 8 reviews
"the loop"
in 9 reviews
"bison area"
in 14 reviews
"buffalo herd"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"natural habitat"
in 3 reviews
"denver airport"
in 6 reviews
"close to the airport"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
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"free attraction"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Before you go anywhere near this arsenal I would recommend that you do some research on the health risks and lawsuits surrounding this former nuclear weapons production facility and superfund hazardous waste site. The health dangers at the arsenal include the fact that 2,600 pounds...More

Thank Snorkler45
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After hearing about the history of this place during World War !!, and the remediation that had to be done it is quite impressive to visit it. Nice drive to tour the facility and plenty of wildlife.

Thank jnien2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just come from up north and had time to kill so we drove around the refuge to see some more wildlife. It was a good day to see the prairie dogs, trumpeters swans and a boat load of deer. We did see from...More

Thank IowaJim2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It amazes me that some reviewers give this place a poor rating because they didn't see as many animals as they had wanted to see. This is a preserve, it is NOT the zoo where the animals are sitting in cages waiting for you to...More

2  Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank goodness this is free. We drove the wildlife road and were disappointed. We saw some deer and prairie dogs, but the bison were so far in the park that they were barely visible on the horizon.

Thank eastwood32
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great and free so big points for that! it's hit or miss because of one thing...the BISON....There are BILLIONS of deers and elks all over colorado so we didnt care to see that. It seems they have only like 4 bisons and...More

Thank RaviFiona1421
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You heard correct it is free to get in and totally amazing. The arsenal offers fishing on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays you do need to Colorado fishing license and a pass from the visitor center which is two dollars. Entrance is free and you drive...More

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

With no entry fee, you have little to lose other than time & petrol cruising through the park hoping that wildlife will be in sight. If you win, like we were lucky enough to do, a visit is well worthwhile. We saw many prarie dogs...More

1  Thank aussiewanderers
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The visitor center gives all sort of information about the history of this property and it is indeed amazing. The drive around the area is scenic and you can see bison, deer and lots of cute little prairie dogs. Best of all, this attraction is...More

1  Thank JuneNY
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Glad we found this - great experience. It was REALLY windy the day we went and the woman at the Visitor Center said we may not see a lot of wildlife because of the wind, but there were a lot of animals out, anyway. We...More

1  Thank 492kayc
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nxdangel
3 November 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
I've been there at different times and always been able to see the deer and buffalo, along with several birds and water fowl.
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Camilla S
6 August 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie B | Reviewed this property |
not really Tower Rd is approx 9 miles from the RAM. Hope this helps.
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David H
29 July 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi David, I do not know as I did not go fishing. I went to the website and although they have an entire page on fishing this was not mentioned. just as an fyi it is catch and release, you fo need permit and you can only... More
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