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Address: Fleming's, Montserrat
Phone Number: 664-491-5647
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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The...

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The

Observatory is a colourful state-of- the art building equipped to monitor

the volcano on a 24-hour basis. The Observatory is strategically positioned

to view the volcano and surrounding environs including the abandoned

capital, Plymouth. There is also a helipad on site. Educational talks are

offered.

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Great view to just stand & watch the volcano . Good informative film to view for 20-30 mins which runs every 15 mins after the hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jojo m
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view to just stand & watch the volcano . Good informative film to view for 20-30 mins which runs every 15 mins after the hour.

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Thank jojo m
Boonton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the trip. The movie really helped us better understand what happened on the island. Staff was very helpful and we had the good fortune of meeting and speaking with on of the volcanologists who was working at the observatory. Do wish there were more substantial exhibits.

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Thank Patty531
Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The MVO has a great video focusing on some of the area before, during, and after the series of eruptions. With a great view of the volcano, the MVO is a simple, yet effective way to learn about the incredible forces of nature.

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Thank RDWNG1
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great Views-my second time here-always find something new -OMG the drive up here was crazy wild! Make sure your guide have a 4 wheel-drive.

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Thank Kim-beach01
Newark, Delaware
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a real science facility monitoring the volcano for the island. They have a film that is really worth the small price, and posters from scientific meetings with various interesting bits of information if you have a technical bent. There is a cabinet of curiosities from the eruptions. And of course you overlook the volcano and the remains of... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The main attractions at the observatory are the views of the Soufriere Hills volcano and the excellent video that is played for visitors. The video shows great footage of Plymouth before, during and after the various eruptions. It explained what happened very clearly and gave us a good insight into what the people of Monsterrat have been through over the... More 

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Thank Ken H
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

There is a film that has been produced by David Lea and shows the city of Plymouth both before and after the volcanic activity of the recent years. We enjoyed seeing what was a historical period before the devastation and knowing that it was filmed without forethought of what a few short years in the future would hold.

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Thank 100countries245
Versailles, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Observatory is a must see stop while visiting the island. It provides a good history of the volcano and geology. Don't miss the video

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Thank VersaillesFrench
Garstang, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Visiting the MVO was pretty much a waste of time. On entering we were charged 10 EC each, which I though was quite cheap, but then I didn't know what I was paying for! We were shown into a small, darkened room with a projector screen and then the "main feature" started. This was a short film that documented the... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Our hosts at the Gingerbread Hill guest house, David and Clover Lea and family, provided us with guided tours of the devastation of the 1997 eruption of the Soufriere Volcano which completely buried the Capital City and the Airport. The volcano's activity is constantly monitored and sensors placed around the volcano are daily examined by the volcanologists from The Observatory.... More 

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