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Earthquake Lake

West Yellowstone, MT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water
Description: Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.
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Houston, TX
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

On our last day of vaca, we opted out of touring N Yellowstone to do the full geologic tour of Earthquake Lake & what a great choice that was. I was saddened but completely enthralled as we stopped @ each point to hear about what happened @ that exact location on that fateful nigth & to actually SEE where the... More

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Oviedo,Fl
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The visitors center was under extensive renovation when we were there in October of 2013 but that did not detract from the beautiful Lake just a few miles from West Yellowstone. We visited before and after a significant snow. The Lake was beautiful surrounded by the snow covered mountains. It was interesting to read about how the lake was created... More

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Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We Love The Quake Lake area. We were sure glad we made that trip. It is amazing what you will learn about the history this place has and how it all happened. It is a must place to visit if you happened to visit the Yellowstone National Park. Beautiful place and beautiful Visitor Center as well. You will learn some... More

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Visitor Center is amazing. It is bland new and hasn't been open long. They have done an amazing job with their information about this huge event that occurred back in the early 50's. While there take the time to watch the movie and also drive or hike up to the top overlook. It is a breathtaking view. If you... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We are from the San Francisco area and have experienced earthquakes. Unbelieveable what THIS earthquake did to change the whole area!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A stop at Earthquake Lake (locals just call it Quake Lake) is worth the 15 minute detour when exiting West Yellowstone or Big Sky. The story of the lake's overnight creating is as incredible and heartbreaking as any Hollywood disaster movie. The visitor center is top-notch and road side signage tells the story in bits and pieces at the location... More

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Fort Calhoun, NE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was a very nice visitor center. I had never heard of the earthquake. It was very humbling to stand there and see what can happen in a matter of minutes. Don't miss the video they show about the earthquake and landslide. I am so glad we stopped there and visited. We made the rest of our group go and... More

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Brunswick, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was cool for kids to see the aftermath and rejuvenation that occurred after a natural disaster. Historic flare, disastrous destruction turned to a preserved spot of beauty.

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Watertown, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A friend recommended this stop or we would not have gone. He was a geologist so was veryknowledgeable about what happened there. The visitor center was great! I thought the personal stories were amazing. I wanted to read every one ...they were spellbinding! Its great that there is a memorial like this to those that lost their lives. Its wellworth... More

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Mendham, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved the whole story of the earthquake tragedy, but the fishing was not very good. The sight as well as the whole Yellowstone super volcano story is worth the trip to see the sight.

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