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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain, WA
360-663-2265
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Athens
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife wanted to go on a picnic forever and I finally gave in. I figured that I might as well blow her socks off. I saw the forecast was for 80 degrees and sunny. Sounds like great weather for seeing some hill tops. By hilltops I mean Mt. Rainier, Mt St Helens and Mt. Baker. We have been to... More

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Hyderabad, India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While visiting the MT. Rainier do not miss this, especially if you are a first time visitor. Its scenic, quiet and a smooth ride .We really enjoy the ride, taking us to 8000+ feet high .We can view the Mount Rainier and the cascade range from a closer distance. How ever, it would have been better if there could have... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful, this is our second time visiting Crystal Mt, well worth the drive. Wildflowers in bloom along the roads heading to the MT. If you go on the weekends, be sure and make reservations at the restaurant at the top, its well worth going to. Request to be seated outside on the patio.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a very pricey trip for the short 9 minute ride to the top. Also, the gondola never stops moving, so you have to hop on and off a moving gondola. This was not good for our friend with knee issues. This is also not explained when you buy your tickets. The people working here do not assist the... More

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St. Paul, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The gondola ride is great. Fun to ride, great views at the top. I would not describe the view as "breathtaking". If you continue along in Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park you'll see much better views for free along the side of the road. Food at the bottom or top is the same price. We ate lunch at the food truck... More

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Franklin , TX
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The view was great and we enjoyed the ride! We rode the gondola up to the Summit House restaurant. The price is a little steep for the length of the ride, but we decided it was worth it. You can ride up and stay as long as you wish, or until the last ride closes. A fun way to ride... More

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