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Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Address: Fleming's, Montserrat
Phone Number: 664-491-5647
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Montserrat
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
Owner description: The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The Observatory is a...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The views are spectacular and the video of the eruption history is very well done - and I am a professional geophysicist.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

One of the high lites of our vacation to Montserrat the MVO is a must see destination. The experience is both educational and informative for science and history lovers alike. The observatory also possesses some of the most sweeping panoramic views of the Volcano, Plymouth, and Isle's Bay. The staff and scientists are both friendly and engaging--visit the MVO to... More 

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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
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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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Surrey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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
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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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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
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
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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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