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Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Owner description: Tourist center located on the southeastern side of Rainier National Park offering information on...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Owner description: Tourist center located on the southeastern side of Rainier National Park offering information on trout and fly-fishing.
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Bacolod, Bacolod, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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309 reviews 309 reviews
101 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
106 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
77 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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308 reviews 308 reviews
183 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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