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The Forest Learning Center

Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Castle Rock, WA 98649
+1 360-414-3439
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Monument to our renewable ressource

In an age of politicized science, I was both surprised and refreshed by the presentations, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mkildal
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Oregon
Good pit stop on the way to the mountain

Interesting displays inside, and good facilities. Lots of parking. Very good views from various... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
irisho_10
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the neighboring trees and plantlife.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“gift shop” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Castle Rock, WA 98649
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+1 360-414-3439
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In an age of politicized science, I was both surprised and refreshed by the presentations, and facilities at the Forest Learning Center. While it's signage looks like it is part of the National Forest, this attraction is privately owned. It shows the common sense side...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting displays inside, and good facilities. Lots of parking. Very good views from various locations.

Thank irisho_10
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about an hour at the Forest Learning Center on our way back from the Johnston Observatory. The Forest Center offered a nice supplement to what we had learned at the Observatory. Driving route 504, I had noticed the lush dense forests that looked...More

Thank SKLN
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We stopped here on our way up the mountain. It's a great place to visit. Learned so much about Mt. St Helen's, the eruption, and forestry. There is a short movie to watch which was nice and helpful. Great exhibits. Plenty of parking. There is...More

Thank MommaJage
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Best place to visit on the mountain. we had lunch at the picnic table near the playground in the shade. We enjoyed the little trail that led up to a view point, This was a great stop for the kids, they liked getting to explore...More

1  Thank Beccab4
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a terrific visitor center midway up towards Mt St Helens. Great exhibits and Mt St Helens videos. It adds to the dram when you see the pictures and hear the stories of what happens before you head on up the mountain. Regretfully, this...More

2  Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Weyerhauser Co. built this center, and it is absolutely wonderful! Kids learn so much from this place, and there is so much hands on for them! Everybody - young and old should visit this learning center! I give it 20 stars!!!

1  Thank Georgene Gaze B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We called in on passing and the place was closed, apart from the gift shop. However, there are some nice forest walks. A short one does a loop from the car park and has interesting information boards about the ecology.

Thank Yorks-Rick-and-Sue
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Place has a nice gift shop. unfortunately, the actually center was closed for the year already when we stopped in mid-September. I was pretty disappointed since this is supposed to be a nice place.

Thank Joebob747
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Definitely the best visitor center for families and those interested in the flora and fauna of the area. Great exhibits, although small, held the interest of the little ones. There is a playground and some great views. It also has the best gift shop, by...More

Thank ayla912
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