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Montserrat Volcano Observatory

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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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Expert volcanology interpretive displays

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Morro Bay, California, United States
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Morro Bay, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
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
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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70 helpful votes 70 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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