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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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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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The rangers were helpful, however the rest was a little dirty. The food is also quite expensive. Outside the Visitor's center was nice.

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NJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Very nice visitor center, educational and informative for both adults and children. Staff very helpful if you are not sure what hike you want to do.

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Seabeck, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Lots of good information about the area - history, plants, animals, etc. We took lots of pictures form this area

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Tucson, Arizona
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191 reviews 191 reviews
42 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This time we were here after Labor Day and the Visitor Center was already closed. We always carry water and snacks and hiking information, so this did not matter to us. The weather was perfect, the mountain looked great and we had a fun hike, couldn't have been better.

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