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Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Castle Rock, WA
Phone Number: 360-414-3439
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the...
A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the neighboring trees and plantlife.
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Must stop with kids!

Plan to stop here on your way up or down the mountain. Free admission. Hands on exhibits (including a helicopter). Short informative movie. This is a great place to get your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2014
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Columbus, MI
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As the other reviews say, This is not a Forest Service or other Government Agency Information Centre, but we found the information very well presented, and the film had the most actual footage of the eruption and its aftermath. Superb hands on room stuffed with natural exhibits for children and adults alike. Bathrooms were clean and water fountains icy child.... More 

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Washington, United States
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112 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is truly a necessary stop to understand the magnitude of trees that were blown down or killed as they stood. It explains in detail how many were destroyed and how many were planted.

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Castle Rock, Washington
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You enter the building to the sounds of nature....birds chirping in trees, woodpecker pecking on a fur tree, deer and other wildlife in their natural habitat...THEN open the door to a living-hell. It is dark, only lit by the looping film of a reporter actually living through the eruption THAT day. Once you can see....the room is total destruction with... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our bus group arrived just as the exhibits opened. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful to our group of UK Visitors. Plenty of great souvenirs in the gift shop. Prices were a little high, but quality and selection is good.

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Lake Tapps, WA
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

For 2015, it's nice to see that the exhibits are open May 15 – September 20, seven days a week, 10am – 4pm. Great place to stop.

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Burien, Washington
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61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Along our ride down from Johnston Ridge, we stopped at many turnouts and attractions as we could fit in. This was one of them. It was FREE to enter. However, the shop was very touristy and pricey. They have customers over a barrel, one can of Pepsi was $1.50 and so was the bottle of water. Unfortunately we where very... More 

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Florida
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the forest learning center after Johnston Ridge. We enjoyed both places, but the Forest learning center has a better museum than the Johnston Ridge site. Johnston Ridge has a better view of the mountain though. If I could only visit one I would visit the Johnston Ridge site as it has the view. However if I has to... More 

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Arnold
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There was a lot of information in this center. It is privately owned and very well done. As an ex-school teacher, my first thought was surely the schools bring students here for a field trip.

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Brit in Washington state
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Plan to stop here on your way up or down the mountain. Free admission. Hands on exhibits (including a helicopter). Short informative movie. This is a great place to get your family excited to see the mountain in her full glory.

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Kalama
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Ya gotta take ALL day to stop at all the awesome facilities. This is a must stop esp. with kids. Just know that they are CLOSED ON THURSDAYS!

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Address: Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Castle Rock, WA
Phone Number: 360-414-3439
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Castle Rock

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