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Mount St. Helens

WA 98649
+1 503-245-1428
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“johnston ridge” (31 reviews)
“visitor center” (68 reviews)
“blast zone” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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WA 98649
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"johnston ridge"
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"visitor center"
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"blast zone"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s hard to believe it’s been 38 years since the eruption. It was incredible to see the mountain and the blast area. The drive from I-5 is long (52 miles) but we were glad we went. We stopped at a couple of overlooks for photos...More

Thank KieferAZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many of us in Oregon remember well the 1980 eruption that left ash hundreds of miles away. Then we were shown how desolate a place it was after... perhaps never to return. Well, creation certain knows what it's doing, and this area is absolutely gorgeous...More

Thank crangrammy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mount St. Helens on what turned out to be a rainy day, but the trip was still worth it. Don’t miss the movie or the rangers talk. Educational and great walks. The overlooks are worth stopping for too. One of the volunteers we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it’s been 38 years since the eruption. I’ve seen hours of footage of the carnage and seen hundreds of photos and interviews. But it wasn’t until I drove to the end of the road and viewed the crater and surrounding area up close...More

2  Thank timiniowa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to Mt. St. Helens was amazing! I recommend stopping by the Visitors Center which has alot of explanatory displays and pictures as well as a great view inside the crater. They have park rangers who give lectures and a movie theatre. You have...More

2  Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out experience at Mt St Helens was awesome. The history and science of the area is so interesting. Not to mention how pretty the area is, especially with the wild flowers blooming in the summer. The drive from the bottom visitor center up to the...More

1  Thank lcgovols
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the intro to an IMAX movie, this attraction truly is earth-shattering. The drive from I-5 is about 50 miles but it is worth it to make it all the way to the end of the road. Stop at the visitors center to get a...More

Thank KCNORL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little sad to remember there was 57 people died during the volcano eruption years ago. Yet, Mt. St. Helens still stand beautifully.

1  Thank Yen M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up as far as the gates and the views from there were amazing. I looked on the website before we went and it said the road was fully open but the centres were closed. Most likely funding cuts.... But the gates were shut...More

1  Thank Tom W
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

excited to visit the mountain that blew apart 38 years ago. bummed we couldn't be closer due to snowpack, but still an awesome site to see.

Thank Mike W
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Jaydenhimes
March 27, 2018|
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Response from prettylillies99 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I didn’t see the message sooner. We went in the fall. I would layer clothes. There is quite a temperature change as you go up the mountain. All the other stuff you mentioned would be a good idea. Enjoy !!!
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msjump
January 25, 2018|
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Response from prettylillies99 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure where that is.
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Ann S
October 19, 2017|
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Response from tracey k | Reviewed this property |
the Johnston Ridge observatory visitor center, the one closest to the crater, is closed in December. The silver lake visitor center is open year round and rangers there could give you up to date info on conditions. your... More
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