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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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If you get a chance, do it.

So quite in the Gondola, beautiful, enjoyable, well worth the price. An easy way to the summit of Crystal Mountain.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

So quite in the Gondola, beautiful, enjoyable, well worth the price. An easy way to the summit of Crystal Mountain.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family of four (including a two year old and 6 year old) loved this. The ride in the gondola is actually pretty long, longer than I expected. There isn't much to do at the top besides hiking and eating at the restaurant which was too fancy for us. But the ride up and back was enough for us. Definitely... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've been wanting to do this for a while so I had pretty big expectations... and I was not disappointed! Getting up there was easy coming through Enumclaw. Getting tickets was a breeze. And the ride itself was just plain cool, even with the dry plants below. The 12 minute ride was smooth and comfortable and you could see everything.... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great sightseeing ride on on a clear summer's day. Top of ride gives great views of Mt Rainier and surrounding peaks. Good restaurant at summit with outside seating area with great views

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Batavia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic mountain views, including Mount Rainier on a clear day, and a smooth ride. The restaurant at the top was very good and not as expensive as you might imagine given the challenging location.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Got there early in the morning and hardly any people around. It was a weekday. Senior discount for the Gondola ride. Spectacular views from the top. Rainier seems to be so close you could touch it. Had a couple of beers at the restaurant enjoyed the views. Has nice lounge chairs to relax by the cliff. If I ever go... More 

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Had some time to kill before our flight left so we drove from Sunrise to ride the gondola. It was just a short wait to board the gondola at both ends. The operation was run smoothly; clean bathrooms & nice employees. The view from the top was nice, but I probably wouldn't make a special trip for the ride. (I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Worth the drive from Seattle. So fun to appreciate the flowers and views without snow! Trails to hike.

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Coulee City, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is well worth the cost of taking the gondola to the top. We went to have lunch at the Summit House Restaurant, but the views alone were worth the price. Saw deer grazing below us as we rose. Family groups are allowed to fit into each gondola car, so the trip is pleasant, and the line moves quickly. Also... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a fantastic way to see majestic Mt. Rainier, up close and personal. The gondolas are very comfortable, completely enclosed, and provide a wonderful view of the ski resort in the summer, plus the 'money sshot' once you gete to the top!

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