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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Phone Number: 360-663-2265
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Rode the gondola with my sister & granddaugter.

This was out second time to ride the gondola with family friends. A great place to view Mt. Rainier when it's not hiding in the clouds. But even with a few clouds the views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Alta Loma, California
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Alta Loma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was out second time to ride the gondola with family friends. A great place to view Mt. Rainier when it's not hiding in the clouds. But even with a few clouds the views are spectacular!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mt Rainier is notorious for hiding among the clouds, but taking the gondola to the top gives you the best chance of catching a glimpse. I asked a number of the employees about the restaurant at the top, and they all seemed to think it was very overpriced -- so I stuck to enjoying the view and walking the paths... More 

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Thank Gena R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there last week but due to incremental weather the gondola was closed. Hopefully, next time we can go on there when it's sunny. I will do another review when the weather is nicer. We walked the trails and it's beautiful and was upset that we weren't able to ride it.

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Thank Chanthon K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth the fare to get a closeup view of Mt Rainer. You can also enjoy a meal on the summit at the Summit Restaurant. There are unsecured sundeck chairs near the edge at the summit if you're brave enough to sit in them. It's worth at least one visit.

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Thank Helen C
Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on July 6th which was totally warm and sunny in Seattle. Not so at the Summit. It was sunny and we were able to see the top of Mt. Rainier for one minuet upon arrival to the summit. After that, clouds covered the top half of mountain for next three hours and never be able to see... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family & I took the gondola ride to get a better view of Mt. Rainier. All I can say is - WOW! It was even more amazing than I had anticipated. There are lounge chairs at the top where you can sit and just soak in the view - which we did for 30 mins. We then popped into... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

10 minute Gondola ride. Fantastic views on a clear day. We had the gondola to ourselves do we were able to get photos easily from every direction. The view of Mt. Rainier was simply breathtaking..well worth the $22 for the return journey.

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Thank Madjude
Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to spend the day. Fantastic views, well done and worth the price for the ride to the top. Takes a bit to get to the top and the views only get better as you go up. The restaurant on the top is a bit pricey for what you get- but if you were to bring your... More 

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Thank Phil B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the gondola ride on a perfect June day. The views on the way up were beautiful, but at the top was breathtaking! I could have stayed up there forever. This is a great spot for pictures and it as fun to meet other travelers also enjoying the view. During the summer dogs are allowed and our two... More 

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Thank Alicia W
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rainier Gondala (new attraction since 2011) does take a while to get to the top but you get decent views on the ride. The best view (Rainier) awaits you on the top. Baker and St Helens are visible in the distant too but Rainier and Mt. Adams views are "close-up" and spectacular. The Summit House restaurant at the top has... More 

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