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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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Graham, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Get here in the morning and let this place show you why it earns it's name. Watch the Sun hit the mountain and then start of on any number of trails.

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cloverdale, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The 410hwy is great but the drive up to sunrise is fantastic. Cost is $15 per car but the price is worth it for the views, the beautiful flowering meadows and the super twisty roads. Even mid week the Sunrise center was very busy, so I recommend driving up early. One to beat the crowds and the other reason is... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The views from the Sunrise visitor center are very beautiful. Unfortunately we were not able to cover any if the trails. Will probably cover them in our next visit.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Not much to se and do here, but they do have a larger gift shop and a snack bar. Prices for food were very pricey, bit you don't have much of a choice this far into the park

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Columbus, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I liked this place, but it was REALLY crowded. It was a little small to, but very educational. The rangers were friendly, but weren't extremely helpful.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not as busy according to other visitors as Paradise mainly because the location is more remote.Wonderful trails for all ages and skill level. Wildflowers at there best this time of year. Views spectacular both at location as well as drive to visitor center.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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285 reviews 285 reviews
92 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

super, super, super busy. Serious headache to park and get to someone at the visitor centre. Go there early, especially on the weekends.

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Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Perhaps one of the most strange, dramatic, beautiful, subtle and scary landscapes in the world is less than 2 hours from my home. Any hike out of Sunrise offers something magical for your memory. I hiked up to 3rd Burroughs Mt. Strenuous but well worth the long trek into thin air. Panoramic views of glaciers, the NW side of the... More

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La Center, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Enjoyed the winding drive up. Quite an elevation climb. Hiking trails for moderate hikers and BUGS! Bring your deet! Visitor center informative. Has flushing toilets and gift shop. Telescopes to watch climbers.

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Ukiah, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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