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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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Houston, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The facilities were good for visitors: cafe, restroom, etc. There is a large parking lot and a great view of Mount Rainier. Hiking trails radiate out from Sunrise, for both day trippers or (like us) long-term hikers.

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De Soto, Missouri
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167 reviews 167 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Nice interpretive center, not as well equipped as most of the visitor centers, but you can get maps, books and some basic things.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

5 stars to this outing! The drive is exciting (lots of bends :) and the views rewarding. We did the 1 mile loop hike and the views just kept getting better and better. The National Park Visitor Center is also well worth a visit where you will learn that's one hot smoking volcano facing you!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

this place is a must go to all visitors to Mt rainier national park. try and visit it as early in the morning as possible to get good pictures. the mountain is painted in the morning but during the evening its hard to get pictures because the sun is behind the mountain

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Marysville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What I liked about this visitor center is not only a visitor center, but it is about the best,and highest drive up Mt. Rainier. It is truly alpine. But go only when the weather is clear. It is only beautiful then. Go in the lodge restuarant and get an ice cream cone. And hike a little up from the lodge... More

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