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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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Franklin , TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Talk about an all around fantastic experience. We arrived at Crystal Mountain on a gorgeous sunny Saturday afternoon. The parking lot was busy but we got a place without any trouble. Wear good walking shoes it is a bit of a hike to the ticket booth from the parking lot, and they will come in handy for the trails at... More

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Sumner, Washington
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Gondola at crystal gives you a view of Mt Rainer not often seen. From a base elevation of 4400ft to the Summit house at 6872ft its a great ride. We try to go on clear summer days, take a light jacket and a camera. Enjoyed the walk with Ed a ranger who does a short walk a few times... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fantastic view of Mt. Rainier and surrounding landscape. Breathtaking as you approach the summit and suddenly it appears in front of you.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

On a clear day you can see for a long distance. Was a little pricey for what you get but the view at the top is fantastic.

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Spokane, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We have lived in Washington for 40 years but have never been this close to Mt. Rainier. You would think you could touch it. Our Seattle friends planned this for us when we visited from Spokane. We're so glad they did. It took about an hour and a half driving down from Bellevue. The gondolas are very nice - enclosed... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Quite the ride up the mountain. You don't even see Mt. Rainier when you start, and then after a breathtaking ride up, just over the ridge it appears. It's like you can reach out and touch it. Along with a great view of Mt. Adams, and on a good day, Mt. St. Helens. Great walk on top, lunch and ride... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A great first view of Mt. Rainier. Take the Gondola ride. The ride itself is fun for kids and the views from the top can't be beat. Our photos from the top of Crystal Mountain are the prettiest photos we took at Mt. Rainier. The views here will really take your breath away.

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Snohomish, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have never seen a view as beautiful as the top of Crystal Mountain. Once you get off the gondola ride there is Mount Rainer so close you can almost reach out and touch it. It is a must do if you go to Crystal Mountain, you will not regret it, even if you have a fear of heights this... More

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Austin, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Views from gondola are spectacular. Great view of Mt. Rainier from top of gondola ride. Easy to get into and get out of gondolas.

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