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Address: Fleming's, Montserrat
Phone Number: 664-491-5647
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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The...

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The

Observatory is a colourful state-of- the art building equipped to monitor

the volcano on a 24-hour basis. The Observatory is strategically positioned

to view the volcano and surrounding environs including the abandoned

capital, Plymouth. There is also a helipad on site. Educational talks are

offered.

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Great view

You can see the whole island from this place,especially the burnt no mans land. It tells you a lot about what happened during the eruption. Breathtaking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pavel H
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The short film they have available is very interesting and well worth the price of admission (5 EC). The story of the volcano is amazing. The folks at the visitor center are very friendly and the views are amazing!

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Thank Michael E
Fredericksburg, Texas
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I took a taxi up to the Observatory. During the ride, I mentioned that I am a geophysicist. After arrival, our driver showed us the spectacular view of the volcano, then ran off to talk to the director of the facility, who then invited us down to view the active monitoring instrumentation. Had a great time on... More 

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Thank Michael C
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see the whole island from this place,especially the burnt no mans land. It tells you a lot about what happened during the eruption. Breathtaking.

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Thank Pavel H
Wollerau
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Observatory whilst on a tour of the island. Basically there are some interesting posters on the wall and the chance to see the film concerning the various outbreaks of the volcano. The film itself is getting a bit old and needs some refeshment but the background story is very good and there are some spectaculat scenes. Well... More 

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Thank sneer7di
Houston
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clouds at top of volcano, so didn't get a good view but the observatory is free except for video(which we did not watch) and has several pictures and maps chronicling the history and eruptions of the volcano.

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Thank Lwilley
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volcano observatory isn't worth the trek up the hill. It's an active observatory for scientists with little information for the public. We took a private boat tour of the island and had a much more meaningful and educational experience. Go that route.

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Thank queencitylifestyle
Hythe, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small island of only 5000 people post volcanic eruption that covered and destroyed the capital , airport and most of the existing infrastructure of this green, friendly safe island. Our cruise ship moored in Port Little Bay and we had to take tenders to land and were taken by bus to this Observatory . We watched a 30 minute... More 

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Thank Susan B
Laguna Beach, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Crummy movie, poor service, gift shop is a joke. Save your time and money and get a private tour that will give you a better view of the area. Will not return.

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Thank JeffLebowski92651
Clearwater
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

If you want to really understand the science of the volcano and experience just how this all must have felt, see the movie that is shown here. It is not a Hollywood production, it is reality. So moving! Buy the video, buy the book, buy something to help support the revival of Montserrat!

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Thank SBTAMPABAY
Whitby, Canada
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The MVO has everything you need to know about the volcano with displays and a movie. It is best to have a guide or taxi take you there as it is hard yo find.

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Thank Whitbybob99

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