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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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Less crowded than Paradise with great views on the way up

Great place to go up and not have the crowds of Paradise. The trails her are a little rougher but I enjoy this side a little more. The mountain is a special place every trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to go up and not have the crowds of Paradise. The trails her are a little rougher but I enjoy this side a little more. The mountain is a special place every trip here is different but just as amazing

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Location was beautiful. Rangers were all helpful. Paradise center had more to offer inside and a bit better marked trails from the Visitor Center, but a great starting point for the day's hike. Free maps of the area hikes were invaluable. Good gift shop and inside small cafeteria area. Loved the cold water fountain to refill bottles outside.

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Upton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited Sunrise in Mt. Rainier National Park on a beautiful, clear Friday in July and found the experience to be fantastic. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone seeking outstanding scenery, a memorable picnic, and/or a day hike. There is a winding road that takes you to Sunrise, and while not all that harrowing, if you are afraid... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This visitor center had some very nice views of Mt Rainier. With restrooms, snackbar, shops, and trailheads.

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Sunrise Visitor's Center is our new favorite. It's a little bit quieter than Paradise and the Rangers were knowledgeable and helpful about all the hiking available. They have beautiful picnic sites and clean bathrooms. The information in the visitors center is relevant and interesting. Be sure and stop by!

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a must visit whether you are alone or with family. The drive is beautiful and there are few point where you can stop and click. I visited during summers so the weather was pretty good, a jacket is required in summers too since you are in the clouds. Entry to each car is $20. If you enjoy trails... More 

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Brooklyn Center
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Having had a fair share of the mountain from assorted points, I selected Sunrise as the place to introduce family and friends for our recent visit in Seattle. No trip up Mt. Rainier can disappoint. It is impossible! A number of fun stops were made as we climbed to the 6,000 foot destination. Snow draped peaks, sparkling bodies of water,... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When we arrived there was a new little one testing for the ranger badge, he was excited as were his family. There were plenty of exhibits to tell the story of Mt Rainier and its surrounding area. Several worthwhile topics were introduced in succinct displays so that viewers could leave with a better understanding of the mountain areas and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A must see while visiting Washington State! This volcano towers over the rest of the ones in Washington and rises over 14,000' above sea level. You do not just see a peak sticking up from around other mountains, you see the entire mountain. It stands apart and can be seen very clearly from Seattle when the skies are clear.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stopped on the visitor center to get advice on where to hike. The Rangers there were very helpful. We decided on hiking to 2nd Burrows and it was well worth the effort. You end up right next to the main part of the mountain at a very high elevation. There was some snow on the trail but it was... More 

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Phone Number: 3605696575
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Rainier National Park

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