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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2016
Ken H
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Hobart, Australia
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Wasilla, Alaska
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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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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Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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35 reviews
14 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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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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293 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 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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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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Thank Phillip B
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

I was very fortunate to have a firsthand tour with one of the Volcanologist, a friend. I learned so much about volcanoes and details of the recent eruptions. The short video is a must. Lots of souvenirs available for purchase, to include the video. A tour of Plymouth was erie, reminded me of a movie set of an apocalyptic movie.... More 

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Thank Rap K
Mansa, Zambia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Luckily the day I went to see this the cloud cover had lifted so I had a perfect view of the volcano. Stunning scenery but thought the displays were a bit lacking. However, I was "out of hours" for the interactive film show which is probably the main thing there.

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