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A Quick Must Stop

WoW....Amazing to see pictures and hear about the destruction of the volcano. Very small place... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
nadine q
Saratoga Springs, New York
Great views and interesting history

The observatory offers what I imagine to be spectacular views. We went on a cloudy day so it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
New York City, New York
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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The Observatory is a colourful state-of- the art building equipped to monitor the volcano on a 24-hour basis. The Observatory is strategically positioned to view the volcano and...more
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Reviewed 27 June 2006

We of course have visited the MVO. The scientists who conduct the oreintation are very wiling to share their extensive information on the history of the eruptions and the geological reasons as to why there is volcanic activity. The pictures in the Observatory are a...More

8  Thank HonestlyOttawa
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Reviewed 13 July 2007

The Monserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) is an observatory in the true sense of the word--it's focus is volcano research, not tourism. Not to suggest you'll met any of the researchers or see them in action, you won't. For visitors, you have a distance view of...More

4  Thank hummingbird23
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

WoW....Amazing to see pictures and hear about the destruction of the volcano. Very small place, small gift shop, short presentation. Good views of the volcano and surrounding area. A quick must stop

Thank nadine q
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The observatory offers what I imagine to be spectacular views. We went on a cloudy day so it wasn't a perfect or clear view but at times, we were able to see the volcano. On a sunny day, I bet the views are even more...More

Thank fun_travelers_3
Reviewed 5 May 2017

You have to visit MVO to understand the challenges, and resiliency, that the Montserrat community faces. Watch the video show the story of how a thriving culture had to literally pick up and move and replant themselves. There are books for sale as are some...More

Thank JenEricTravelers
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

In 1995 its principal city of Montserrat, Plymouth, was destroyed by a volcano, and nearly the entire 13,000 population of the island was evacuated. The volcano is still active, and the southern two-thirds of the island is an exclusion zones - an outer day use...More

Thank Warwick C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Followed several well placed signs up some pretty steep hills to arrive at the MVO. Limited parking but you should be able to find a spot. Amazing views of the volcano and surrounding vista. Helipad just outside, so beware of low flying aircraft, but pretty...More

Thank Bermuda1Cheltenham
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We drove to the MVO and was confuse that there is no public parking in the parking lot, nor are there any signs that give you the indication you're at the right place, but you are. The view of the volcano is good but no...More

Thank kariglenn5
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great views and very good for photos. Informative and plenty to buy at the shop. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Elizella
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the observatory to see the views of the volcano and to learn the history of the eruption to the present time. The film is worth the US $4.

Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory is where the most studied volcano in the world is monitored 24/7. The short video presentation at the centre ($4 per person if not in the tour cost) shows the spectacle of the eruption and pyroclastic flows that enveloped the main...More

Thank Travlintone
Reviewed 18 February 2017

In order to understand the active volcano, the MVO is a must see. There is an informative video along with several walls of pictures that describe the area and effects of the volcano on the island.

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I believe it was $4 US.