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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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Address: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601-4601
Phone Number: 360-449-7800
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This park is characterized by its dramatic landscape, the result of Mt. St....

This park is characterized by its dramatic landscape, the result of Mt. St. Helen's spectacular eruption in 1980.

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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle

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A surprise highlight of our trip.

We stopped by Mt. St. Helens on our way from Mt. Rainier to SEA-TAC. What a pleasant surprise! The visitor center is very well done and the movie on the biology of Mt. St... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The long road trip to the Monument was time well spent, between Astoria to Portland. Even though we did not get to see the top of the mountain close by, it was very enjoyable. The visitor center is a must see providing many answers and relating personal experiences on the day of the volcanic explosion, They have a theater too,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by Mt. St. Helens on our way from Mt. Rainier to SEA-TAC. What a pleasant surprise! The visitor center is very well done and the movie on the biology of Mt. St. Helens was outstanding.

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Thank Dancer099
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the site of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, what was pristine timberland, lake houses, and camps was covered in ash and pumice in moments. There is much to do here, but it is not as developed as a national park. The roads are well maintained, but there are some uneven spots, Ape Cave is exciting as... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An extremely well done monument. The views are breathtaking. There is a wide variety of hiking options for all skill levels. The visitor center is very informative and we attended a ranger talk that was very interesting. A must-see.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the Seattle area, I highly recommend making the drive down the Mount St Helens. The monument is beautifully done with various visitors centers along the way. Stop at each one, as they each tell different stories about the mountain and the eruption. Very informative. Lots of hiking, and the views on a clear day are amazing.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the back road to the East of the mountain and were amazed at the drive through an amazing forest. The roads are not for those who get car sick and there are no services, so gas up in Randle, WA or you will stuck. Once you turn into the Monument area there are so many pull offs and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing view od how a natural disaster can heal itself in just 36 years. It is a long drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory but well worth it. The video needs to be improved but the ranger presentations are excellent as are the views and trails offering majestic views of the destruction, the healing and with a couple miles, excellent perspectives... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing Mount St. Helen's on our way from Seattle to Portland and after reading the reviews here decided to make the 50- mile drive off of the interstate to see the monument (which is an observation desk and visitor center overlooking the volcano). We were very glad we did. Amazing views and the Rangers gave a very informative... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exploring the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is very interesting. The Forest Service does a great job providing an educational experience and making it interesting. The movie at the Silver Lake Visitor Center is well done. The ranger talks at the Johnston Observatory are also informative and fascinating. The viewpoints along the drive are all worth stopping at for... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take about 6 hours of your day and GO see this! It's worth your time. It's so pretty there! And it's a valuable part of American history and geography.

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