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Fascinating area

When visiting Yellowstone try to find time for a drive along Highway 287 and the Hebgen and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RoverP
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Great Place to V isit!

Discovered this by accident a few yeaers ago. Great visitor center. I vaguely remember this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
justmiltnow
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When visiting Yellowstone try to find time for a drive along Highway 287 and the Hebgen and Earthquake Lakes. Various interpretive boards and short trails tell the story of the fateful night in 1959 when an earthquake caused a massive landslide which blocked the Madison...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 2 days ago

Discovered this by accident a few yeaers ago. Great visitor center. I vaguely remember this devastating earthquake when I was about 21.

Thank justmiltnow
Reviewed 4 days ago

Make sure you go to the Visitor Center, great views of the lake and very interesting exhibits. The short video of the history of the lake was great!!

Thank E2460ITjackw
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband wanted to visit after being there decades ago. I was doubtful, but oh boy, so glad we took the drive. The magnitude of the event and the beauty that resulted from disaster and sorrow are mind blowing. I highly recommend.

Thank Kimberla F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was supposed to be camping there on the night that the earthquake hit, but we had stayed one more day up in Glacier.

Thank W3589PCpaulv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very scenic area and definitely worth a stop. There is a nice visitor center with ample parking. A movie is shown in the visitor center theater describing the earthquake that happened at this site in 1959 and how this earthquake changed the...More

1  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I happened upon this on a previous trip. It turned out to be a highlight on our trip! Be sure to take the driving tour!

1  Thank dalealan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of those special things we happened upon on our trip to Montana. The story of the earthquake and slide are terrifying and fascinating at the same time. The visitors center is worth the stop as the movie perfectly explains what happened on...More

2  Thank AutieGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the Earthquake struck in 1959 the valley was radically changed. You can see the submerged forests and structures, as well as the collapsed mountain side. Stop by and see the exhibits in the Visitor's Center. Makes a great stop.

Thank tim_b_toolman
Reviewed August 7, 2018 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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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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