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

We missed the film and didn't want to wait for the next showing. Some of the pictures and info is pretty cool and they do have a small gift shop for postcards, hats, books, etc... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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michigan
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michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We missed the film and didn't want to wait for the next showing. Some of the pictures and info is pretty cool and they do have a small gift shop for postcards, hats, books, etc. The best part of course is the view of the volcano! That is pretty awesome.

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Manhattan, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Many PhDs are being earned on the experiences of observing the Monsterrat volcano. The observatory has a film that helps us neophytes understand what happened there.

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Scientists on staff at the Observatory on-hand to share their knowledge and insights. Great close up vistas of the volcano--about as close as you can get. high up on the flanks of a mountainside adds to the drama of the locale.

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Montserrat
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting the MVO gives you a first hand look at nature in full effect. The short video provides the context of the journey of the growth of an island since 1995 and then to stand in a million-dollar observatory which has helped many become specialists in volcanology, changed the way in which this science is studied is pretty cool. Added... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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45 helpful votes 45 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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