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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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Breathtaking

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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47 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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266 helpful votes 266 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very interesting place. A different feeling from those volcano in Hawaii. You see the power and destruction force of nature here.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a great attraction. You get a feel for the awesome power of nature and the facility, rangers, views, drive up, etc. are spectacular. Really enjoyable and educational and it's a good chance to get the kids out and moving. It's not, however, the highest priority on a short trip. I'd visit on a longer trip, but might skip... More 

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