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Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Castle Rock, WA 98649
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A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the...

A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the neighboring trees and plantlife.

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"Well Done, Information by Weyerhauser"

We stopped as it was another point on way to Johnston Ridge Visitor's Center that informs and sells Weyerhauser's view of forest management. Great insights into a very large... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
RJourn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped as it was another point on way to Johnston Ridge Visitor's Center that informs and sells Weyerhauser's view of forest management. Great insights into a very large industry and how it coped with Mt St Helen's eruption! Would recommend a minimum of one hour to digest the impact and their message!

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Castle Rock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of informative exhibits and interactive activities for kids as well as adults. Elk can be viewed many days.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Seeing the devastation of the mountain and the job being gone on reforestation. A great short movie.

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Thank Robert Z
Northridge, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stopped here with the wife on the way to Mt. St. Helens. They have some good exhibits on the local history of the area. Also, many exhibits on the limber industry. As long as you can separate the truth from the propaganda you will be good.

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Thank bcreff
Carnation, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Or in our case, yhe fog! What are you going to do? It's Washington! We caught glimpses of the Toutle River!

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Thank Andy C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This visitor centre is funded by the logging industry, but don't hold that against it - it is probably the most accessible and interesting one for most families, with great displays of wildlife and the volcano impacts, film of the 1980 event that only lasts a few minutes and is frequently repeated so no long waits; free to park and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

On the drive up to the Mt St. Helens Information Centre, you can stop off and see the views of the volcano and the river valley. The museum is interesting and if you want to pay for a scenic helicopter ride around Mt St. Helens volcano. There is the original news reporter car from the 1980 eruption on display.

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Thank mikeadey72
Frenchburg, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The forest Learning Center was one of my favorite stops. They had a lot of exhibits about the eruption of Mount St Helen’s and about the area and wildlife. The grandkids enjoyed the hands on activities. The discovery room was our favorite area. Here you could touch and examine the rocks, trees, hides and all the other displays they had... More 

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Thank Tyme4relaxing
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great for learning about the terrible eruption at Mt. St. Helens. CAUTION: You wont be able to see the volcano on cloudy or rainy days!

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Montesano, Washington, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great for kids. Very informative. No entry fee. Lots of exhibits. Very friendly staff. My daughter is 8 and she absolutely enjoyed it. Lots of animal furs to touch , there is a "helicopter " for kids to sit in and "fly" as an aerial view of the forest plays on a screen in front of the helicopter. Various short... More 

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