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Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 5, Castle Rock, WA 98611
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+1 360-274-0962
09:00 - 16:00
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This Forest Service facility gives an overview of Cascade Range volcanism...

This Forest Service facility gives an overview of Cascade Range volcanism and the events before and after May 18, 1980.

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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
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Music on the Mountain

Great place to take the family. The concerts in the summer are great! Take binoculars to check out the elk.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Federal Way, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If yo are going to go and explore the Mt St Helens area, this is a good first stop. Watch the movie, enjoy the displays, and most importantly pick up a map of the area and plan the rest of your visit to the Mt St Helens Monument area. Clean restrooms, but no food available - there are picnic areas... More 

Thank noworries2000
Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped her during a stay at Sequest State Park, just across the street. The two places are connected by a nature trail. Although it was a rainy day, we very much enjoyed the 1 mile walk around the nature preserve at Silver Lake. There were many interpretive signs along the easy trail with information about local habitat, industry and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to take the family. The concerts in the summer are great! Take binoculars to check out the elk.

Thank Robert M
Yoe, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Seattle. The displays and movie are very informative about Mt Saint Helens and the grounds are very pretty, just wish we could have actually seen the volcano from that area. It is quite a distance from other viewing areas.

Thank cuinthemoon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It takes about 1 hour from Castle Rock. If you go there, I think you go from 8 to 10 o'clock. It is sunny condition on that time and route is clear.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We very much enjoyed stopping by the "Visitor Center at Silver Lake." Not only did it afford us a beautiful view, but also great displays and information in the visitor center.

Thank Peggy625
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This visitor center for Mount St Helens was well worth the stop. This beautiful center offers exhibits on the 1980 eruption and a very good film. Enjoyed it very much. Plenty of parking, restrooms, and a gift shop.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There is a small fee to go into the visitor center, I think five dollars but it is well worth it as they have an excellent video and other displays describing the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Despite the fact that it was cloudy and foggy and we had no chance to see the mountain itself, we decided to... More 

Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My parents brought me here as they live about 35 miles away. A spectacular drive there, although not a lot of signs so be sure you know exactly where you're going (Johnston Ridge). It has a spectacular theatre and at the conclusion of the movie the curtains go up and you're looking directly at the mountain - will take your... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The movie and exhibit was great, this is the state run place so no fear ! If you don't know about the eruption in the eighties, you will be shocked at the destruction that the volcano did!!!

Thank DougWW

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