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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Wow! Cooler than we thought it would be!

We were vacationing in Portland for a week and decided to drive up here on the first day. It turned out to be the highlight of the trip! The road to the Johnston Observatory (end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I flew into PDX arriving midday with 22.00 redeye back so I gave myself a reasonable amount of time. The traffic was not bad at all and the secnery outstanding. I managed perfectly well with a rental car and did not need an SUV. This is definitely agood attraction and I am glad I visited. The weather in June 2015... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were vacationing in Portland for a week and decided to drive up here on the first day. It turned out to be the highlight of the trip! The road to the Johnston Observatory (end of the line) is about 50 miles long, but there a couple of visitor centers to see along the way. From Portland, you gradually drive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We made a day of it so as not to rush. We stopped at the various viewpoints and tourist information centers along the way to try and get a sense of the human story and the geological immensity of the eruption and subsequent recovery of land and people. The views certainly gave a sense of the enormity of the event.... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

It was quite a good view from the top if the weather is good. Many stopover points for photo taking etc. The road conditions were quite bad though, need resurfacing.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We did not intentionally come here but I'm glad we did not miss it. It was partly cloudy, so I'm sure we missed out on some spectacular views. There were some great photo opportunities & wonderful little pit stops that explained the geology & what steps were taken after the explosion.

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New Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Awe-inspiring views and vistas. It was so worth the drive off the main roads. We didn't "plan" out the visit as we could have, so we often felt like we were driving without a destination. The park could be better marked to help find exhibits, observation and information stations (and restrooms.)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place was so interesting. This is a unique setting to observe geology. The many exhibits along the way helped so much interpreting what you see. I would highly recommend the Boundary Trail from Johnson Ridge to Truman Ridge Viewpoint. The view of Spirit Lake is so eerie. Also the Hummocks trail is cool. The area is recovering so there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We learned of all those who lost their lives when the dome exploded. Very scary. To see the exhibits and listen to the video and the interpretation awes one. Back in WI I was just going to graduate from High School (1981) and the dome erupted on my sisters birthday May 18th. Then to come out here and see it... More 

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Millbury, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just to look at the mountain and see what happened is unbelievable. The have a short movie that leads up to during and after the eruption. This is a must see.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A trip to Mt St Helen's makes a great day trip. If you travel from I-5 on route 504 it's a beautiful 52 mile drive through new forest with beautiful views of the mountain/volcano. At the end of the road is the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Ranger talks, gift shop and information center. There was a trailer in the parking lot... More 

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Additional Information about Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Address: Address: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601
Phone Number: 360-449-7800
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Amboy
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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