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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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Address: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601
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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We first visited here soon after the eruption, and every visit since surprises with the changes nature is making. Be sure to stop at the visitor centers to learn about the... read more

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Silverton, Oregon
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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first visited here soon after the eruption, and every visit since surprises with the changes nature is making. Be sure to stop at the visitor centers to learn about the eruption, what caused it, and how it changed the landscape. Then marvel at how quickly the area has covered the scars. This is a really unique chance to see... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We Spent an afternoon at the monument..we hiked some short trails,went to movie on the eruption,heard a ranger yak,bought stuff at gift shop...had a great time...beautiful pictures amazing wild flowers, super staff...made you feel like you were there on the day of the eruption.

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Altoona, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the trip from Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. to see the site of one of the most incredible natural disaster in US history. Over 35 years after the blast, the effects are still there, along with plenty of new growth as Mother Nature heals her self-inflicted wounds. Make it a point to drive all the way to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make the drive from I5 to the Johnson Ridge observatory. (It is around 58 miles from I5. The visitor's Center which is 5 miles from I5 is a state Park which does not accept the Senior national park pass, and does not have the views of the National Parks Johnson Ridge Observatory). Johnson Ridge is more than worth the drive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Seattle. It was really incredible that we spent much more time than we planned. The visitor center is very interactive and informative. Our kids had fun becoming Junior Rangers!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very impressed with the quality of information provided at this visitor centre, using the Mt St Helen's eruption to educate on the specific and more generic science of volcanos. The exhibits in the centre are possibly not as much fun for youngsters as those at the Forest Learning Centre half-way along the route, but this is the best stop for... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You really have to go all the way to the end of the road to the observatory to appreciate the volcano in its destroyed state and the devastation of the surrounding area. It's one thing to read about it, quite another to stand in awe of this great mountain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on our way to Seattle, WA. It wasn't the best weather, but we only had that one day. The best time to visit this site is when it's sunny with no clouds in the sky. We planned to do a helicopter ride in the crater but the company said since it was cloudy, they couldn't take us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family enjoyed the movie and exhibits and then we kept climbing up the easy paths to observe the volcano. It was magnificent and right now (beginning July) all the flowers are full bloom so the colors were vibrant even on a cloudy day. It was just an amazing view and a variety of lookouts.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. 36 years ago this volcano erupted. The blast area was 17 miles from the core of the mountain. Ash spew for days dominating the news. Visit the visitor center for ranger talks and videos and other exhibits. Take a hike. Was blessed with wild flower like that of a garden. Allow yourself plenty of time to visit 4-5... More 

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