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Mount St. Helens

WA 98649
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
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Private Mount Saint Helens Monument Day Trip
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“johnston ridge” (31 reviews)
“visitor center” (69 reviews)
“blast zone” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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WA 98649
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"johnston ridge"
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"visitor center"
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"blast zone"
in 17 reviews
"ranger talks"
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"active volcano"
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"spirit lake"
in 35 reviews
"day trip"
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"national park"
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"beautiful drive"
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"short film"
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"windy ridge"
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"short trail"
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"castle rock"
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"awe inspiring"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the trip to the Visitors center is beautiful and a reasonable distance. The mountain (what's left of it) is truly awe inspiring, especially if you remember 1980.

Thank mp1759
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

approx 1 hr from main hwy; fascinating! My older teen sons were impressed. Very cool interpretation building. Awe inspiring to when you absorb what went on there just a few short years ago. Apparently many earthquakes happening again.

Thank Ruby C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Truly amazing to see the volcano and the impacts of the eruption 37 years on still visible. We went along the trail from the Johnson Ridge observatory towards Spirit Lake for about 3 Miles. For late September it was warm a sunny affording good views...More

Thank YorksRick
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Give yourself plenty of time. Although the distance may not seem that far from the highway, it takes quite a bit longer to get in and then out of the park than you may think (approximately1 hour each way) with the slower speeds needed to...More

Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, lots of trails from the Johnson Observatory - even with clouds, it is quite a sight

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Our trip to Mount St. Helens, was awesome. The road to there has beautiful sights. To bad it doesn’t have more places to pull over to see the views. Very nice visitor center. Nice movie about the eruption.

Thank prettylillies99
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were so surprised to be able to see the power that nature can show. I would recommend that everyone will enjoy the experience and what you can learn during this outing.

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Although 50 miles each way from the Interstate, this is a must visit location. The visitors center is ideally placed for great overlooks and runs two films that are well worth seeing (the eruption itself, and how nature is reclaiming the area). We also listened...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a very interesting and exciting place to visit. The power of nature and the power of man to put things back together. The story of the people who live there and seeing how they have built roads, planted trees and made the best...More

Thank Cormick026
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Multiple stopping points/centers along the way-some free , others $5-8 entry fee. Very informative artifacts, video, photos, and models of before, during, and after the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980. Significant contribution to the science of volcanoes. The Park Ranger presentation at Johnson...More

Thank SusanCouncilBluffs
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msjump
25 January 2018|
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Response from prettylillies99 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure where that is.
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Ann S
19 October 2017|
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Response from tracey k | Reviewed this property |
the Johnston Ridge observatory visitor center, the one closest to the crater, is closed in December. The silver lake visitor center is open year round and rangers there could give you up to date info on conditions. your... More
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ashlove2cheer
16 July 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
If you have a time crunch and want to get a taste of the event which spans from 1980 to the present, the centers closer to I-5 will give a great deal of history and the science of volcanos. BUT...to be that close and be... More
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