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Sunrise Visitor Center

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Address: , Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Phone Number: 3605696575
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Description: Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.

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The only place to view the glacier side of Mt. Rainier up close. A lot of good trails to hike for any level.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Byron Center, Michigan

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Byron Center, Michigan
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The only place to view the glacier side of Mt. Rainier up close. A lot of good trails to hike for any level.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Sunrise is the highest place you can drive to in the park, which gives you an up close view of the summit as well as the river valley below. The ranger who gave a talk here spoke about the volcanic history of the park, which was also the theme of the exhibit inside the visitor center. The food here was... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic views at this fabulous place. Well worth the drive & a must do if you are visiting the Mount Rainier national park

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Maywood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The help I had at this visitors' center was helpful and informative, They marked a map for me for the trails I wanted to hike and rated them on the ease/difficulty. There was a huge relief map of the mountain inside with all of the glaciers, rivers and lakes, Of course, there were souvenirs too as well as photos and... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great place to catch a ranger program and eat lunch at the snack bar. The gift shop was excellent. We enjoyed the ranger program held by Ranger Logan. Next time we stay we plan on staying closer to this visitor center it was so nice. We stayed near Longmire.

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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have recently gone up to the Sunrise visitor center. It is gorgeous and the views are spectacular!. My boyfriend has cerebral palsy and we were more than able to enjoy the facilities. This is a great day trip! My best advise is to bring food, drinks and a camera with lots of memory. The picture on my profile was... More 

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Savannah, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I went here to hike and were not disappointed. We took Sunrise Rim Trail up to Burroughs Mountain #1 and then headed back down. Coming down there was a very exposed area and I'm scared of heights so it was difficult for me, but my husband loved it! We had been recommended the Freemont Fire Tower trail,... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A highlight of our trip! Mount Rainier is gorgeous from this side! Great visitor center and views without going on any hikes. However, we did a beautiful hike, Silver Forest Trail, which wrapped along side of mountain. Easy hike with incredible views.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are some easy hikes in the vicinity, some with grand vistas for photography. Great weather up there when we were there, even though the morning began with rain and clouds. If we had more time, we would have hiked more trails. Really beautiful country.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went there early morning on a clear day starting in Ashford on the other side of the mountain. Be prepared that it takes you 1,5 to 2 hours to get there from Ashford. Once you are there, you can chose from a variety of different hikes with all levels of difficulty, so there "should be a hike for everybody". On... More 

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