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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
Phone Number: +1 360-663-2265
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Amazing sight to be greeted by when you get off the gondola

If you love nature and it's beautiful landscape, then this is a sight for you. As soon as you exit the gondola, you're greeted by an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. You won't believe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

If you love nature and it's beautiful landscape, then this is a sight for you. As soon as you exit the gondola, you're greeted by an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. You won't believe how close the view is. Personally, I could have easily sat there all day enjoying the views.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A scenic morning drive from Seattle landed us at the Crystal Mountain Resort, where we took the Gondola up. Gorgeous views, simply breathtaking, of Mount Rainier (my first love in this city!) and Mount Adams. Friends of ours from out of town who didn't check with us hiked inside the Mt. Rainier Park (within which this is located) but never... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The gondola ride and lunch at the restaurant at the top was definitely a highlight of our couple of days in Mt Rainier. The views are incredible!! And sitting in the outdoor patio of the restaurant and looking at Mt Rainier and others was the best.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The gondola ride lasts about 12 minutes and is incredible. When you exit you see an awesome site of Mt. Rainier--we were there on a sunny day and it couldn't have been better!!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The sun was out so we headed there to catch the gondola before it shut down, awaiting the snow season. Fantastic views! We enjoyed the restaurant with great food and really good service. Actually surprised about that. The view of Mt. Rainier was awesome. Other mountains were also visible: Mt. Adams and St. Helens in the distance. We are looking... More 

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

An absolute must see if you are in the Seattle area. A bit of a drive but beautiful scenery along the way. The view at the top was breathtaking and if you can stay to eat, do it! Food is a bit pricey but very good.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

After completing a 12.5 mile hike on the mountain, we rode the gondola to the top. Much easier. And a great view!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I rode the gondola with my daughter and granddaughter. The gondola is easy and quick and when you get to the top, there is an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. The cost is $22 for a round trip ticket and children under 1 are free. I've never been to Crystal Mountain before so this was a great experience. We rode... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Its a beautiful Gondola ride for 15 minutes. It offers great view of the mountains. On a clear day, you can view the beautiful mount rainier. Drive to this place from Seattle is also very scenic and pleasant. One cannot miss this place if travelling to Seattle.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Our friend's daughter got married at the top of the gondola late afternoon, with Mt. Rainier as a backdrop. It was stunning.

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