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Description: Tourist center located on the southeastern side of Rainier National Park...
Tourist center located on the southeastern side of Rainier National Park offering information on trout and fly-fishing.
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Helpful Ranger/Clean Bathrooms/great hike

We enjoyed the usual displays but especially appreciated the clean facilities and helpful ranger who provided guidance for the lovely ~3 mile hike to Silver Falls. To minimize... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Belmont, CA

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

as much as we enjoyed visiting mt. ranier the ohanapecosh campground and visitor center were lacking. the campgrounds bathrooms were not very clean and the water in the sinks were shut off. as for the visitor center we couldn't review that because they were only open a few hours a day in prime season

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Belmont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoyed the usual displays but especially appreciated the clean facilities and helpful ranger who provided guidance for the lovely ~3 mile hike to Silver Falls. To minimize your climb, start the loop on the nature trail behind the visitor center, cross the bridge at the lower falls, then continue up the cascade a short distance and return to the... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Visitor Center has limited hours but there are many people camping here. We stopped here this morning and the center was closed but there were maps of the trails. We walked along the Interpretive Nature Trail behind the Visitor Center after parking our car in the day use parking area. This short walk hooks up to the Silver Falls... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Beautiful campground. Try to get a spot near the creek or river. Some of the middle spots are a lot smaller and more crowded. But very quiet at night, gorgeous river and some cool hikes right from the campground as well as nearby. Beware not to leave any food out though. We had just unpacked camp, and ran down the... More 

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Bacolod, Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

the locals had a colorful, albeit imaginary origin of the name I prefer fewer centers and more nature but, it has its purpose.

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Renton, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We LOVED this spot. We were here to camp for two nights and it was so beautiful. The sound of the river was amazing and we had a very nice camping spot. Making reservations online was simple and when we got there, our spot was already labeled with our name. Easy as can be! Not a lot of sunshine in... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

An alright place. It was a little crowded, and dark. The hearing exhibit thing was out of order, which stunk. The Hot Springs Natural Trail nearby was neat.....but it was pretty much a walk next to the camp ground, but the HOT SPRINGS were awesome. I loved the experience! I will come here again if in the area.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

perhaps the least busiest of the visitors centres in Mount Rainier National Park. A few good trails begin near to this places, especially the Grove of the P. and the Naches Peak (both excellent)

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a city by a lake, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went into the Visitor Center to pick up Junior Ranger booklets but this review is mostly about the trail right outside the doors. (My brother browsed the visitor center for a while and seemed to enjoy the exhibits.) The trailhead for the Hot Springs Nature Trail is right outside of the visitor center. The trail is a fairly easy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I need to write 50 words or they will not publish the review. How can the Nation Park service think the can make money when the visitor centers are closed and no one is there to collect the entrance fee or the camping permit fee etc.

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