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Mount St. Helens

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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
sharkladylaura
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you find yourself in the area, or have an extra day visiting Seattle, the 2.5 hour drive to the Mt. St. Helen's observatory is well worth it. I promise you that you will see things here that you cannot see anywhere else. The eruption occurred over 35 years ago and yet you can still see evidence of the enormous... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We decided to see Mt St Helens from The Windy Ridge Viewpoint. This means driving on National First roads, nearly all of a good standard, to get there. The final 8 miles or so to get to the viewing point are worth the drive in themselves with stunning views. Then you get to the viewing point and you get to... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our family came from the south, along highway 503, and we entered from the Ape Cave location. We couldn't have been more please! If somebody is not amazed and bedazzled by the nature we are lucky to see, they are spoiled and you should not consider their reviews too highly. We visited in August 2016, the skies were clear and... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I was absolutely surprised at the interesting nature of this location. Johnston ridge observatory is a must. The FREE guide talks and the walk areas around are worth it. Definitely get food and gas before leaving the main highway headed here. There is a food truck in the parking lot only. Pets discouraged (small designated areas only). Beautiful drive through... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Be careful which road you choose to try and enter the park: they do not connect and it is difficult to get to the other side.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was a long-awaited visit for my husband. Reminders about a full tank of gas from other travellers are to be taken seriously. It is a long drive if you are going up to the observatory, but well worth it. We went on a cloudy, misty day from Portland. As we got closer to the top it was raining so... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Go to Johnston Ridge observatory for facts of the 1980 eruption. Then walk to the point where you see mount Baker and the spirit lake too. It take 1 1/2 hour and you are reworded by a beautiful view of both mountains. The last app. 250 m are not recommended for children since it it very narrow and you DONT... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

With relatives in town, I have been here twice in the last week. I lived in Washington during the 1980 eruption but had never been to see the volcano. Make sure you have a full tank of gas if going to the Johnston Observatory because it is over 50 miles east of Interstate 5 from Exit 49. There are four... More 

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