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Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Tourist center located on the southeastern side of Rainier National Park offering information on trout and fly-fishing.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Ohanapecosh is one of my favorite parts of the park. There is so much to see and do. The scenery is amazing. The only useful part of the Visitor center is to pick up a map and get my passport book stamped.

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Yakima, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Amazing hike past the hot springs (like Yellowstone!) to Silver Falls. It is a moderate hike about three miles total. I could have stared at the falls for hours. Mesmerizing!

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Kennewick, Washington
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285 reviews 285 reviews
66 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Complain to your representatives out because it is a shame to close this little gem right in the campground. It is a great starting point for visitors looking for information. There are things the little ones can actually touch...beaver tails, elk horns. But sadly unavailable now due to the feuding, anti-tax bunch. I would pay a few extra bucks to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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253 reviews 253 reviews
155 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We thought this visitor center felt a little isolated, unused and empty. It was also fairly dated. We enjoyed a short walk from here (Hot Springs Nature Trail) and it was worth the stop considering we were passing but I don’t think it is worth going out of your way for.

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Maybe this is for most people who are campers in that area. The Rangers are very good with the information.

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Kennewick, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We camped with a large group over 4 sites. The area was beautiful with good ground cover throughout. The nearby stream and river were also fun for the kids to play with, but be careful with the log jams from the 2006 flooding - I wouldn't recommend climbing or playing on them especially for kids. Nice quiet campground with good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Haven't been there camping for a couple years. Enjoyed it alot so was driving by & wanted to stop for a few hours to walk up to falls again. Was very disappointed to find out they only have about 12 day use parking spots. Therefore was unable to park for even a short time. Will not bother to just stop... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

This campground is one of the most well maintained camp sites. Clean, scenic, river flowing through, great hikes. We stayed for a night but I wish if we could stay longer. There's a firewood guy which roams around the loops until late night, so don't bother bringing the firewood. There's a picnic bench and firepit for every camp site with... More

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East Lothian
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Walked from here to Silver Falls. Magical and not to be missed despite lack of promotion or information directing you there.

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