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Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Fleming's, Montserrat
664-491-5647
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Montserrat
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Observatories/ Planetariums
Traveler Description: The Montserrat Volcano Observatory should be the highlight of any trip to Montserrat. Since 1995 the population of this gorgeous Caribbean island... more »
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Surrey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Montserrat
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Every visitor to Montserrat must visit the Volcano Observatory situated in the hills above Salem and right overlooking the erupting Soufriere Hills volcano. The eruption which started in 1995 has made amazing changes to the landscape in Montserrat and there is no better place than the observatory to follow the history of the eruption. Your visit will start with a... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The MVO has a great view point for the volcano. They also have an excellent movie on the volcano by David Lea. They had a nice little assortment items collected from Plymouth as well as various volcanic debris on display outside. The posters around were informative. As tourism picks up, I would expect the content to enhand and improve....but it... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We didn’t want to pass up seeing the Volcano Observatory on our short stay in Montserrat. However, I think this is the only place we were a little disappointed with on the island. The staff were not very friendly and there are lots of better views of the volcano from other sites around the island. The short film they showed... More

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