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Address: 27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
Phone Number: 4066827620

Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.

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Very interesting site to visit

We found the museum very interesting along with their 15 min video. It is Erie so see the lake and the slide area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the museum very interesting along with their 15 min video. It is Erie so see the lake and the slide area.

Thank danens5
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you are in SW Montana near Ennis or West Yellowstone this is one to see. A fifty plus years ago earthquake killed 25 + campers along the Madison River and created stone dam that has lead to Earthquake or Quake Lake. The slide is still there like it was 1959. Do visit the Visitors center for the story but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Make time for a stop at the visitors center here. They have a short video about the earthquake that formed the lake and the people that died as a result during the night of terror.

Thank 31MIK
Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi all, This lake was created in the late 1950's by an earthquake that caused a mountain to slide across a river. There is a great visitors center (free) with stories and pictures from the event. A must see if you are in the area. Good travels

Thank MakimotoFamily
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute decision on the way to Yellowstone and what a great decision it was! Such a sad part of history though.

Thank Tina H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is very well done. The power of nature is presented with a video, photos and stories of the victims and survivors. Well worth visiting!

Thank OregonScooter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually happened upon Earthquake Lake by accident but loved all the history of the 1959 earthquake & the human interest stories. W

Thank Everette A
Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing what the earthquake did is surreal. The amount of material that came down the mountain side is staggering. They had to move a mountain to get the Madison following again. Dean L.

Thank flycastr4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic drive the mountains and rock formations are for every nature lover. The reason for this lake is scary because Mother Nature can do some scary things without warning. The lake is beautiful and I would say well worth the look.

Thank mary g
Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found Earthquake Lake very interesting and a sad story. I highly recommend to go and learn about the story behind the lake.

Thank lmrickman

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