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Address: WA 98649
Phone Number: 5032451428
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to...

While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.

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Mt St Helens is full of rich history. To hear and see peoples experiences of the day it erupted was amazing, and for such a distance! To see it for ones self really brings it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Lynn H
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Mt St Helens is full of rich history. To hear and see peoples experiences of the day it erupted was amazing, and for such a distance! To see it for ones self really brings it alive to those of us who didn't experience any of it.

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Thank Lynn H
Fort Worth, Texas
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229 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Mount St. Helens is a sight to be seen...devestatingly beautiful. The drive here of the interstate can be long but it is a beautiful drive and affords peeks at the mountain around many curves as you get closer. To stand on the platform and view the mountain and its wild distant but SO close abandon is eerie and awesome. There... More 

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1 Thank Atlas1175
Houston, Texas
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226 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The visitor center has very informative exhibits and a video presentation with a spectacular finish where the curtains behind the screen open and you see the volcano in all its glory. There are many trails in the area ranging from easy to strenuous. There is absolutely no cover, so if it's sunny bring sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc.) and a... More 

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1 Thank D C
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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162 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Its very beautiful in fact the drive to arrive there is also breathtaking. The history behind this mountain is very sad but quite interesting to know about. Must Visit!

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Thank Yesha24
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Visited on a beautiful clear sunny day. Drive was very enjoyable fantastic scenery. Lots of information was provided by knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Observatory and at key points along the way. Excellent movie of the event and post development with a wow factor when curtains opened. One of the highlights of our trip and I would visit again... More 

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1 Thank jruss2015
New York City
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We visited Mount St Helens in August. We took a road that is different from the one to the more well-known visitor center. You can reach it via the town of Randle, WA. Take Route 131 south to Route NF-99. The road to the top is winding and a little precarious - you have to go slow here and there.... More 

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sussex,england
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

It's a few miles drive to the Observation area/visitor centre, but it's worth it. The drive itself is very pleasant and the visitor centre is very good with lots of info and interactive things to do. It would be worth checking weather and visibility conditions before hand, even though the visitor centre is good, you want to be able to... More 

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2 Thank gomms13
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32 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were bummed....we did the long drive up, hoping the weather would clear. The drive is nice and all...but when we got to the visitors center, all we could see was nothing! Seriously, no outline or anything. The visitors center is nice and we watched the movie. At the end they pulled the curtains back and it was such a... More 

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1 Thank loneflower1
Makawao, Hawaii
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Shows you the power of Mother Nature. Don't mess with her, we're just here to observe and enjoy.........

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2 Thank Teemot01
Deventer, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

really like this place. you feel small. it's like walking on the moon. This volcano is still active and it's so impressive.

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