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Address: 27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
Phone Number: 4066827620
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Description: Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.

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Fascinating history of the big slide at the museum. Have also fished in this area and the fishing all along the Madison is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fascinating history of the big slide at the museum. Have also fished in this area and the fishing all along the Madison is excellent.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We drove up here after getting rained out in YNP 7/23/15 and are we ever glad. We had no idea of the earthquake that created this lake. It is a very interesting story and neat visitor center with all kinds of information about the quake. If you are in the area it is definitely worth the time to check it... More 

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Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

this is a tragedy from the past but is very kool. the army corps of engineers had to hook the canyon up to get the water flowing back through it. hard to believe half the mountain fell off!

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Morristown, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We traveled around Earthquake Lake from West Yellowstone, MT. The ride along it you think it is "just another lake." But, stop to read the signage about what really happened! Just glad we weren't there when it did!

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited the Earthquake lake visitor center and the area around the visitor center. Earthquake lake was formed by a landslide which dammed the Madison River. The landslide was caused by a 7.5 earthquake in 1959. Several people lost their lives and the story of the landslide and formation of the lake is very interesting and well told at the... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We came across this place after seeing a leaflet at our hotel in West Yellowstone. We didn't know about the earthqake in tthe early 1950's and the devastation it caused. Unfortunately, we arrived at the Visitor Center ten minutes before it closed, so had to rush around looking at the info there. I recommend that if you are visiting here,... More 

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Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Don't talk yourself out of this one. Its amazing, educational, dramatic and incredible historical beauty abounds around every turn. You can take a moment and pay your respects to the victims, of all ages, that were buried beneath the mountain when it slid across the road. Required reading: THE NIGHT THE MOUNTAIN FELL This book is full of first person... More 

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Norfolk, Nebraska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We both thought we knew quite a bit about history, but we had never heard of this incident. The visitor's center is well-done; the scenery is beautiful, but the story is somber and thought-provoking.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visitor center is great. An informative and very interesting stop. Kids will enjoy the video and gift shop. Parents will marvel and the incredible mass of mountain that suddenly "slipped" into the valley.

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A short, beautiful drive from West Yellowstone. Visitor center is very informative, right at the site of the earthquake disaster. Good movie. Use 2 hours and go see this.

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Address: 27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
Phone Number: 4066827620
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone

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