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Address: Fleming's, Montserrat
Phone Number: 664-491-5647
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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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Good view on the volcano

At the MVO you have a good view on the volcano, though I personally prefer Jackboy Hill. You have a small exhibition and some workers that can give you information about their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

At the MVO you have a good view on the volcano, though I personally prefer Jackboy Hill. You have a small exhibition and some workers that can give you information about their experience of all the eruptions. A small gift shop, locked into a closet, they will show to it when you enter the building but if they don't just... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Best and closest view of the volcano. Saw a video here and looked at the exhibits. We wish we could have spoken with some of the volcanologists, but no-one was around at the time we were there. Worth the visit!

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Guadeloupe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

MVO is monitoring the volcano to prevent a catastrophe again. It is a a well equipped scientific center. It also is a tourist destination to the video of volcano devastations from 1995. The film is well made in English and French. The Director of MVO is nice and simple. He answers questions from tourists. Being a resident of Guadeloupe, I... More 

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Montserrat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The MVO is the best place to start learn g about the eruptions and devastation that began on Montserrat in 1995. Great interactive exhibits and experts on hand.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Must see their video, and information brochures on volcanoes. The long video is worth buying for educational interest.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

From the observatory you can see (with binoculars) a clear view of the volcano and some of the distruction it has caused! You have an opportunity to watch a short 20 minutes movie about the volcano and the history of the town prior to the eruption. My husband and I found this interesting but my young kids got a bit... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very interesting location with lots of nice displays. We also missed the movie which apparently runs at 15 minutes after the hour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Before we left, we had a question about one of the displays. Not only did a staff member answer our questions, but he told us detailed and fascinating stories about his own time during the eruption. He also showed us recent close up photos of the volcano that were not available at the observatory. Excellent information, and super helpful staff.... More 

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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