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Mount St. Helens

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Address: WA 98649
Phone Number: 5032451428
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to...

While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.

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It was so beautiful.

I climbed Mt St Helens for the first time and it was the hardest mountain ever. I carried 3 1/2 L water and it was enough. The last par which is after weather station was pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yuiko S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I climbed Mt St Helens for the first time and it was the hardest mountain ever. I carried 3 1/2 L water and it was enough. The last par which is after weather station was pretty hard. But once you get the top the view is awesome. I'm so impressed by that! Have enough food and water.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We left Seaside, Oregon in the morning for our 84 mile (134 kilometre) drive to Mount St. Helens via I5 and 504 Highways on this sunny Memorial Day Monday. From Highway 504 (Spirit Lake Highway), there are a few Visitor Centers and Viewpoints to explore in the following order: 1. Mount St. Helens Visitor Center (Silver Lake) at milepost 5... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To experience mount st helens you really must go all the way to the end of the road to the Johnston observatory where a very excellent visitor center is located and get an in your face view of the north side of the volcano which is the section that blew. Excellent ranger talks, you can walk down to the mountain... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we approached Mt St Helens the weather was gray and overcast. We were so disappointed that we apparently would not see the mountain. Then the sun appeared! The day was beautiful, warm, and the sky was a glorious blue. A must see for anyone traveling in this area!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Johnstone Observatory side. Very interesting information about the Mount and the eruption in 1980 - and an informative film. Very child friendly and helpful and interesting ranger talks - BUT TAKE FOOD WITH YOU. There is no food available for miles around other than the most expensive food stall I have found in the US other... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in Washington all my life, I figure after already living for quarter of a century - starting to complete things on my Washington Bucket List was a must. And Mount Saint Helen was one of my many places around Washington that I needed to see in my lifetime. I am soooo glad I did! The drive is BEAUTIFUL... More 

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been 36 years since ash traveled 15 miles high and erased much of the forest. The Ranger talks, various photos, films on the geology and biology of the area, and the hands-on explanation of how the tectonic plates created this crater made this a wonderful history learning experience. There is a Junior Ranger notebook for young children to... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive and visit to the Johnston observatory was easy with great views. My husband has wanted to visit the site for many years and was not disappointed in any way! We were impressed with the staff of the observatory and found the films and the displays educational. Thank you for your work!

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive up to the Johnson Observatory was beautiful. I loved the trees and the wildflowers (June). We stopped at the many overlooks along the way. The mountain was covered with clouds as I assume it is most anytime. The museum was very crowded but had a movie about the eruption and several exhibits. The grandkids enjoyed it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in Packwood, W.A 19th June 2016. so that we could go to the Windy Ridge side of Mt.St. Helens. The road had just opened up after a landslide had been cleared, but the road to Cougar was still blocked. A long winding narrow road took us through the forest towards our destination. We got to Bear Meadow,... More 

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