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Mount St. Helens

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Address: WA 98649
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+1 503-245-1428
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to...

While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.

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A favorite place to visit

Mt St Helens is beautiful and fantastic to see. If you are in the mood for an easier drive with great views...from the west side drive up highway 504 to the end. Fantastic views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt St Helens is beautiful and fantastic to see. If you are in the mood for an easier drive with great views...from the west side drive up highway 504 to the end. Fantastic views of the crater and spirit lake, as well as, LOTS of information about the eruption. On the East side is the drive up to Windy Ridge... More 

1 Thank Saraphe
Auburn, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We loved this side trip. The trip in to the visitors center seemed long. The drive out seemed short. The time spent at the center and the walks on the trails was wonderful. Good view, Good history.

Thank Mrs H
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The approach is long and winding. At some point, though St Helens was still hidden by terrain, I began to notice the tops of trees were missing and the ground was uniform grey and granular. Then I came around the last curve and came face to face with the incredible devastation that led to the volcano with an entire side... More 

1 Thank Peter B
Lynnwood, Washington
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Lovely when the mist lifts and the mountain is all yours . . . for a few minutes. Marvel at the power of nature when you see the trees filling the lake when the mountain blew 30 years ago.

Thank lisalou1963
New York
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

So happy we made it here during our time in the Pacific Northwest. We made it here on our second attempt because the first day was too cloudy, but thankfully the weather cleared for us. This place is breathtaking. The observatory is packed with tons of information, videos, and interactive displays that help you understand just what went on when... More 

1 Thank Y4269LF
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

On the drive to Mount St Helens the landscape was unbelievable. After so many years you can still see the devastation that occurred. This is definitely a must see. We missed we had planned more time here but we will definitely be back.

Thank BelaN74
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We reached the parking lot of the Johnston Ridge Observatory shortly after 6p.m. The scenic drive took around 40 minutes (hardly any traffic). The visitor center had closed for the evening. It was still worth the drive and the time to view this majestic mountain! The wildflowers were blooming and the light of the sun was just beautiful! The signs... More 

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Galati, Romania
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I've started the trip with a visit to Johnston Ridge Observatory where I've found very interesting information about Mount St. Helens and the eruption from 1980. You may want to watch the very informative film about this incident. Also you may want to try the numerous earthquakes simulators. For me, the hiking and the view of vulcano were the things... More 

1 Thank Viorel Ş
Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

The views are amazing. Make sure you take the hike up the hill, the view is worth the climb. The museum was pretty informative but the actual guided talk was informative, fun, and you get to learn what the mountain is currently doing.

Thank sharkladylaura
Cleveland, Ohio
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177 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My guy, myself , his nephew and my guys parents and I visited the Mount St. Helen's National park in July 2006. We took a tour and the Park Ranger gave us information about Mt. St. Helen's facts and about its erruption May 16, 1980. We took a tour at the Rumble theater which was interesting.

1 Thank Robin R

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