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Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Address: Fleming's, Montserrat
Phone Number: 664-491-5647
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Montserrat
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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St. John's, Antigua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Montserrat, a beautiful little island next door to Antigua in the Caribbean. The city of Plymouth was very quiet and relaxing. After the eruption of the Soufrier Hills Volcano, the city and surrounding villages were no more. Over the years, the Northern section of the island had major development, a new airport new housing project, sea port and other attractions.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A must see to get a sense of the devastation of the island. Watch the short video. We had been to the island pre-volcano, so this was a must-see.

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Mississauga, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was my second visit to the facility on my first visit (2012) I was honoured with the opportunity to view all the pictures on the wall within the facility and the watch the video of the eruption of I think was 1997 (I can't remember the exact year). Also from the platform I was able to see the volcano... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited on a day when the internal facilities were closed but the free observing platform is open all the time 24/7 and gives an excellent view. Unfortunately, the top of the volcano is often in cloud but on a clear day must be spectacular. Even in cloud you can see plumes of gas and look down on Waterworks Estate... More

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Grantville, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

There were lots of great exhibits in the hallways. For a fee there is a movie to watch that shows footage from many of the eruptions. It is very informative. The view of the volcano would be good except for the clouds. From here you can see Air Studio on the hillside.

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Ottawa, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

While I did not go to Montserrat to watch a video of the devastation, it was interesting informative and helped put everything in context. Time well spent. The view from there of the valley, George Martin's studio, the devastation of Plymouth. The short time at the MVO was time well spent, we probably would have got more out of it... More

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Orlando, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It's a must see view and the information alone makes it worth it. There are many roads that lead to it, so you can't miss it.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took a boat over to Montserrat from Antigua. There were two sets of vans going. We lucked out and had an absolutely amazing guide named Winston. He knew every little detail about the island and took us to many interesting sites. He took us to a very yummy restaurant to end the tour. If you are a history buff... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited the observatory as part of a day tour of Montserrat. Our sole purpose of coming to Montserrat was to view the volcano & the devastation it has wrecked on the island. The observatory is high up on the hills & has an excellent view of the volcano, the lava flows & the remains of Plymouth. There is a... More

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Oakland, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Great views and orientation to the exclusion zone, good way to spot AIR Studios, and the video is worth the fee. Also, where else can you get a tote bag that says Montserrat Volcano Observatory? The small collection of stuff recovered from Plymouth is fine, the highlight is the roasted cane toad. Hilltop Cafe has a better collection, though.

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