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Sunrise Visitor Center

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.
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Ukiah, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome views. Good trail systems and numerous options. Worth the drive. Don't miss this stop. Visitor center quite educational.

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USA
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336 reviews 336 reviews
109 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Best visitor center vantage point in the park. This was our last stop and was the best one. The mountain seems so close at this vantage point that you feel that you can just reach out and touch it. There is a visitor center along with a restaurant and gift shop with plenty of bathrooms. Absolutely spectacular!

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Sacramento
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had really good black bean burgers, maybe homemade veggie soup? Comes with chips. Thought it was reasonably priced considering....

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Mt. Rainier NP is amazing anyway, but I know now why Sunrise is one of the more popular visitor's centers. I visited on Friday the 18th of July to hike the three Burroughs. The views from the parking lot alone were pretty stunning, and the staff at the visitors center were very helpful. The facilities were well used, but in... More

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Mendon, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The drive is long and winding but the views are fantastic. Best views of Mount Rainier. Hiking trails available for everyone. Go early to avoid crowds. Do NOT eat at the snack bar at the sunrise lodge. The prices are very high. They take advantage of tourists and the selection of fast food is not great.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A 16 mile trip up from the main road to the summit at 6400 feet, only open June-Sept due to weather conditions. Although the road up has some sharp bends it is a very easy drive unlike some of the roads we have encountered in other countries. There are stupendous views all the way up, some photos attached, one of... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The hiking trails from here are awesome! The views of Mt. Rainer are spectacular! The sourdough ridge trail is the best with amazing views of everything. A must do. Go early to avoid the crowds-people seem to start the trails later in the am. Sunrise is beautiful!

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Washington, the State
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147 reviews 147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Do not miss the upstairs displays - even though there was no power when we were there, there were enough informational displays to teach so much about flora, fauna, and history. Great ranger talks, and encouragement and advice about realistic walks/hikes for your family.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Sunrise is by far the most gorgeous place I've ever visited in my life, and if that wasn't enough the lodge is the cutest little thing in the world and the employees let me tell you! All of them were smiling and helpful and made me the best burger of my life. The tall skinny guy running the ice cream... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! At 6,400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. It is open during the summer months and is located 60 miles northeast of the Nisqually entrance and 14 miles northwest of the Sunrise/White River turnoff on Highway 410. It's quite a drive, full of lots of switchbacks, but... More

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