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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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Address: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601
Phone Number: 360-449-7800
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Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: This park is characterized by its dramatic landscape, the result of Mt...
This park is characterized by its dramatic landscape, the result of Mt. St. Helen's spectacular eruption in 1980.
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Amazing to see the subtle changes each time we visit...

The visitor centre we tried to visit was closed still for the season but the trail and viewpoints were all open. It is amazing to still see evidence of the blast zone even after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The visitor centre we tried to visit was closed still for the season but the trail and viewpoints were all open. It is amazing to still see evidence of the blast zone even after 35 years, some areas look almost untouched and others nature is reclaiming the landscape.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were really shocked at how difficult it is to get there. Not very well marked as far as signage and directions go. It is almost like they don't want you to find it! But it is a must see and you have to do the movie at the Visitors center, the ending is very cool. It has been several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Do not miss the opportunity to visit this one of a kind monument. It's tremendous for hiking, pictures, picnics, adventure, history, and fun. We went with a group and found that every turn in the road was an incredible picture. The lake formed by the eruption is beautiful and a great place for a short hike.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Been going back here every time I visit Seattle and it's very interesting to see how it's all changed. The views you can get are amazing when we went there was snow covering the mountain which is a first for me. The drive up can be very scenic to with some great places to stop off and take photos.

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Yelm, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Lots to explore, trails of various lengths and difficulties...beautiful view of the great volcano especially when a clear sky...just beautiful! Just know that there is a fee to get into the Monument area. You can hike the lower hikes along road to the monument but to go up all the way, you will pay a per person fee...

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the greatest places to visit on Earth. See one of the most active volcanos in the World. You can still see the effects of the massive 1980 eruption.

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Tennessee
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321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After reading a few of the reviews I think some clarification is needed. There are 3 entrances to this national monument: the entrance from the east, the entrance from the west and the entrance from the south which is where Amboy, WA is and the headquarters to this monument are located. Be aware there are several visitor centers littering the... More 

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Yelm, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went there once, a tourist trap with buses, million cars...yikes...instead of going here take highway 12 east to Randle Washington, turn right on Kosmos rd...there will be a sign telling you to turn to get to Mt St. Helens/windy ridge. Follow the signs....You drive thru beautiful forrests and then when you turn a corner...BAM you can see where Mt St.... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is an awesome testimony to nature's forces. This particular viewing area makes you feel like you are in the center of it all. It is worth the drive but be prepared to drive 30 + miles into the park. It is a beautiful drive. Great walking trails to explore the surrounding area. The visitor center is full of... More 

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Petal, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Anyone who thinks they might be interested in geology ~must~ visit Mt Saint Helens . Of course most recall the events of 1980 when peaceful Mount Saint Helens exploded into American history. Visiting the area is astounding testimony to the power of Earth science at work. The visitor's center itself has some great films and exhibits to this fascinating mountain.

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