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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: Driving, Hiking
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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Definitely worth the time

Go see the mountain when you are not on a strict schedule as you can easily spend tons of time here. On the way there are three other visitor centers, each worthy of a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Go see the mountain when you are not on a strict schedule as you can easily spend tons of time here. On the way there are three other visitor centers, each worthy of a visit.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I had always wanted to visit Mount St Helens and wasn't disappointed. The visitor centre is superb, there are regular ranger talks and the trails are well marked. Thee is a lot of driving if you want to go to all of the view points on both access roads - but it was well worth the effort.

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Most of my drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory was in low clouds and drizzle, so I was concerned that I wouldn't get to see the mountain when I arrived. I spent an hour inside the observatory waiting for the clouds to part. I enjoyed reading the stories of survival and listening to a ranger's talk. The ranger showed photos of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was amazing to see!!! I'd grown up seeing it on documentaries and it simply doesn't do it justice. You miss out on the sheer scale of this event on TV. Seeing it in person made me speechless!! You have to see this in person to truly appreciate it. I'm a geonerd and lived every minute of it!!!

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Everything about this place is fantastic. There are lots of great photo ops on the way in, plus we stopped to do a short, very easy little hike around a beautiful lake. Once we got closer to the mountain we stopped and did a more difficult one with some amazing mountain and valley views. There was also a ranger at... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was a teenager in North Carolina when the eruption happened in 1980. To be here and see the remains of that eruption was amazing. I enjoyed seeing the rebirth of the area too. It is definitely worth the drive

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Pace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The viewpoints & vistas are lovely! If you make it to the observatory there is a fee but it is free with the annual passes. Only downside is you have to backtrack to leave the park

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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The 55 mile drive to Johnson's Ridges is worth the effort. Allow 1 hour each way for driving and if you're active several hours to hike the area. We didn't allow enough time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We set off early from Vancouver, Washington and followed the directions on our iPhone map. Unfortunately, this took us up the south road, which is really for recreation use and has no visitors centers or information. We did go to Ape Cave, which is a lava tube and was interesting by going this way, so it wasn't a total loss.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Mount St. Helen's is an awesome reminder of the fury that lies beneath the surface of the Pacific Northwest. It was eerie to see the steam rise from the top of the mountain and remember the destruction that occurred a mere thirty-five years ago. The displays at the various visitor's centers do an excellent job explaining the explosion and its... More 

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Additional Information about Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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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