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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain, WA
Phone Number: 360-663-2265
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Memorable!

This is a favorite place. Views are incredible. My daughter was 3 years old when visiting this location. Three years later, she still talks about it! We particularly love the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Anony M
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite place. Views are incredible. My daughter was 3 years old when visiting this location. Three years later, she still talks about it! We particularly love the perfect patch of green grass located near the base of the ride. We rested there for hours, basking in the sun and eating juicy peaches.

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Sumner, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Caught the 2:30 ride up and enjoyed unbelievable scenery. Low snow totals this year but playing tour guide today, this was awesome! My guests from DC and Florida were absolutely amazed.

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Buckley Wa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Now the Lazy Adventurers have a great view of Rainer and Adams! Sure anyone can slap a backpack on and stroll uphill for 5.6 mi to the top of the resort and plop down at a table and gaze lovingly at Rainer, but why not do it with style, and a lot less sweat! Enter the gondola. For a few... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

if you've seen the view of Mt Rainier from Sunrise and Paradise, drive up to Crystal Mountain and take the gondola up to the top for a view of Mt Rainier that is priceless!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The gondola (entirely enclosed) ride up the mountainside was very smooth and offered a great view of Crystal Mountain. However, when you reach the top of this 9-10 minute ride, you have a fantastic view of Mt. Rainier directly in front of you, and also several other more distant mountains(Mt. Baker, Mt Adams, Mt. St. Helens) as you turn and... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were fortunate to enjoy this experience on it's last day of the summer season. Beautiful sunny and warm day which just added to the amazing views of the ski resort and then Mt Rainier once you arrive on the summit. Stunning, with views of Mt St Helens and Mt Adams... For someone with height issues I didn't mind the... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a fairly new attraction at Crystal Mountain. It gives you a huge change in elevation up to the top where there is a Mt. top restaurant that you need reservations for. The view is awesome and inspiring of MT Rainier in clear weather. You can see some of the glaciers on this 14,000 foot inactive volcano. The price... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you can't hike to the top the gondola is the only way to get to the top for a fantastic view of Mt. Rainer. But is it worth 22.00 per person???? I wouldn't pay it, but I can hike it.

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Seattle area
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The view at the top of Crystal Mountain is spectacular on a clear day. We were able to see from Mt. Baker (near the Canadian border) to Mt. Adams (in Oregon). It gives one of the best all-around views of Mt. Rainier. If you're driving around Mt. Rainier, this is a worthwhile stop. You won't get as good an overall... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Took a trip to go hiking. Had breakfast at the Alpine Inn before going to the top. The Gondola ride is very cool. You can see far if the weather is good. The price was very reasonable. The views at the top are breathtaking. If you're going to hike, make sure you have plenty or water, good shoes and a... More 

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