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Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Hwy. 504, milepost 33, Castle Rock, WA 98649
Phone Number: 360-414-3439
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A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the...

A museum chronicling the effect of the Mount St. Helen's eruption on the neighboring trees and plantlife.

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Free unofficial visitor centre with informative exhibits

This visitor centre is funded by the logging industry, but don't hold that against it - it is probably the most accessible and interesting one for most families, with great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
IMUK
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This visitor centre is funded by the logging industry, but don't hold that against it - it is probably the most accessible and interesting one for most families, with great displays of wildlife and the volcano impacts, film of the 1980 event that only lasts a few minutes and is frequently repeated so no long waits; free to park and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the drive up to the Mt St. Helens Information Centre, you can stop off and see the views of the volcano and the river valley. The museum is interesting and if you want to pay for a scenic helicopter ride around Mt St. Helens volcano. There is the original news reporter car from the 1980 eruption on display.

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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260 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The forest Learning Center was one of my favorite stops. They had a lot of exhibits about the eruption of Mount St Helen’s and about the area and wildlife. The grandkids enjoyed the hands on activities. The discovery room was our favorite area. Here you could touch and examine the rocks, trees, hides and all the other displays they had... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great for learning about the terrible eruption at Mt. St. Helens. CAUTION: You wont be able to see the volcano on cloudy or rainy days!

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Montesano, Washington, Usa
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great for kids. Very informative. No entry fee. Lots of exhibits. Very friendly staff. My daughter is 8 and she absolutely enjoyed it. Lots of animal furs to touch , there is a "helicopter " for kids to sit in and "fly" as an aerial view of the forest plays on a screen in front of the helicopter. Various short... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A pretty typical visitors center -except for the awesome playground outside! The playground is volcano themed and super great for little kids. I don't know that this visitors center is any better then any others, unless you have small kids. If you're a family with kids, this is the place to go!

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Longview, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

There are three visitor centers on spirit lake highway. This one is done by Weyerhaeuser and is free. Nice film to see and exhibits. They even have one interactive where you plant a section of trees and decide when to fertilize, when to thin and when to harvest. It calculates how you did, what could have been done better and... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Forest Learning Center features a complimentary museum sponsored by Weyerhaeuser that has many kid friendly exhibits focused upon the ecology, flora and fauna of the area forests. In addition to the museum, there is a nice playground, a short hiking trail, picnic area that we made use of and, of course, restrooms. There is also a good view of... More 

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Thank Steve1362
Chino Valley, Arizona
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The center has a lot of nice exhibits and the films are very good. The hands on exhibits are great for children and adults. Spent a lot longer here than I thought I would. The admission price is good too.... FREE.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we stopped here and visited the exhibits-very informative and interesting for both the parents and the teenagers in the group. The day was clear and we got a good view of Mt. St. Helen's, so did not bother driving further and having to pay for the visitor center!! Exhibits here looked to be better than the exhibits at the first... More 

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