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Earthquake Lake

27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
+1 406-682-7620
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Quake lake

Quake lake is a must see. If you are interested in teaching your children about our earths history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beckyjsnyder
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A Beautiful Lake

the lake was very serene and relaxing. my family and i enjoyed our time in Montana. we also visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
legalbeagle158
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River Edge, New Jersey
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Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (75 reviews)
“dead trees” (13 reviews)
“hebgen lake” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
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+1 406-682-7620
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"visitor center"
in 75 reviews
"dead trees"
in 13 reviews
"hebgen lake"
in 24 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 14 reviews
"slide area"
in 8 reviews
"mother nature"
in 13 reviews
"earth quake"
in 8 reviews
"madison river"
in 22 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 10 reviews
"short video"
in 5 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"island park"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 4 reviews
"landslide"
in 22 reviews
"visitors"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quake lake is a must see. If you are interested in teaching your children about our earths history, this is a place to see. Quake lake will help your whole family understand earthquake's, and the different layers of rock and soul and just how these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the lake was very serene and relaxing. my family and i enjoyed our time in Montana. we also visited other historic sights during our visit

Thank legalbeagle158
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty drive from West Yellowstone. The museum is small but informative. Short video. Lake was created by the 1958 earthquake.

Thank Poodleparent
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Earthquake Lake: It was near midnight on August 17th, 1959 when an earthquake near the Madison River triggered a massive landslide. The slide moved at 100 mph and in less than 1 minute, over 80 million tons of rock crashed into the narrow canyon, blocking...More

1  Thank CAM2382
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extra half day while visiting Yellowstone so went to Earthquake Lake and the visitor center. The lake is very pretty and the visitor center does a good job or helping understand the events as a result of this strong quake.

Thank brichey0622
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the tilting lake rec stop. Five min and we left. Not a lot to see. Small description of what happened on some signs.

1  Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to see this place but it wont be my last. Mother nauture is amzing and can take a tragedy like losing 29 people and turn it into an amazing place It was more than worth the drive to get here...More

Thank kidflemingo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way north in Montana, we found the site of the Hebgen Earthquake. The landslide, which killed over 28 persons, can be seen across the highway from the Visitor Center, which is excellent. This strongest earthquake in MT, a 7.2, struck on August 17,...More

Thank Marmoore66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a last minute trip up to Earthquake lake, and it was well worth it. A very interesting story. I recommend going to the visitor center first, then stopping at the attractions on the way out to West Yellowstone. Watch the movie at the...More

Thank bdmonist
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a survivor of the Yellowstone earthquake, I have been back several times to see the site of the slide and the beautiful visitor center.This is apart of Yellowstone history. The visitor center is a beautiful tribute and memorial to the 29 people who died...More

Thank Anita T
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from W M | Reviewed this property |
There is a decent walkway to walk around and view the area. I don’t think you will have a problem except it is slightly uphill but there is also viewing from the parking lots. I don’t know for certain but I would think... More
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It is pet friendly, almost no grass for your pet and no shade at visitor center.
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