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“So much to learn about the island here...”

Montserrat Volcano Observatory
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Montserrat
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Owner description: The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) located in Flemings, Salem. The Observatory is a colourful state-of- the art building equipped to monitor the volcano on a 24-hour basis. The Observatory is strategically positioned to view the volcano and surrounding environs including the abandoned capital, Plymouth. There is also a helipad on site. Educational talks are offered.
North Stonington, Connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So much to learn about the island here...”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

You won't want to miss this experience. Take the time to be there when the movie is showing (call for times in advance) and you will see the history of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. Its amazing. Bring money.. you can buy great t-shirts and hats to take home for souvenirs.

Visited February 2012
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“Reliving the volcanic eruptions of recent years”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

The MVO is a fascinating place to visit, especially to watch a video about the eruptions and to see the helicopters going about their job monitoring the volcanic activity. It is definitely worth the hike up the steep hill to the observatory before going across to Garibaldi Hill or the outskirts of Plymouth to see at first hand the devastation caused by the last two major eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano.
A book "Island of Fire" is a good buy from the MVO, as it has superbly evocative photos of the eruptions.

Visited October 2012
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Houston
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“As expected”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Nice movie and good view of the volcano when the clouds allow a viewing. There is a $4 US fee for the movie and they told us a new movie was just about finished.

Visited October 2012
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“Great place to leaarn more”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

It is really great to learn more about the Volcano and buy some great pictures and books of the sight!!

Visited October 2012
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Canada
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

If you are interested in montserrat recent history, you will find lots of interesting things, when visiting the Observatory. It is open to publixc, so you can see the scientific equipment, talk to the staff - which has very interesting things to say - and of course - you can look at the volcano. and the spot for watching volcano is excellent. The observatory was built after the main eruption in 1995 specially to monitor the volcano from a close distance. It is located very close to the border of the "no go" zone, and on a clear day you may see the huge volcano dome and the ashes below from very close. So - bring your camera too!

Visited July 2012
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