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Mount St. Helens

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Address: WA 98649
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+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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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
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Private Mount Saint Helens Monument Day Trip

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Make it here!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Y4269LF
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New York
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank BelaN74
Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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1 Thank Robin R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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1 Thank Gary S
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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