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Address: Rim Drive, Crater Lake National Park, OR
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A place to warm up and sit

Rim Village is nothing special. The coffee and snacks aren't great and the gift shop is OK. But it does afford you a place out of the cold and some nice views from upstairs.

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Derek W
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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652 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good oasis if you are up by the lake. On this blustery late March day it offered a great place to warm up and shop. The staff was friendly and helpful and the store had a wide selection of books and gifts, both educational and unusual. No sales tax in Oregon makes shopping that much more enjoyable.... More 

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Thank CATTSAR
Tampere, Finland
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662 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Rim Village is the only vista point you can see Crater Lake from in the winter time. Even in early May all the other roads were closed because of the snow. It really offers spectacular views. Truly beautiful.

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1 Thank Jan R
Federal Way, Washington
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480 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

In winter, the north entrance to the park is closed and the rim roads are similarly blocked off. You'll hike through a little snow, but you have great views of the lake right outside of the Village gift shop. There is a small (but over-priced) café in the Village. Make sure to go to the second floor of the gift... More 

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2 Thank noworries2000
Greensboro, North Carolina
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142 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Rim Village is nothing special. The coffee and snacks aren't great and the gift shop is OK. But it does afford you a place out of the cold and some nice views from upstairs.

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2 Thank Derek W
Melbourne, Australia
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178 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Rim Village sits on the edge of Crater Lake with all necessary facilities, gift shop, cafe for simple lunches - get in early, and parking.

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1 Thank Nan90
Arcata. CA.
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132 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There is parking in Rim Village. It stay open year round after the other roads are closed. It has Crater Lake history lodge. It has a visitor center and a cafe and gift shop. It is also a spectacular place to see the lake from. As yo walk along the side of the lake there are many amazing views.

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1 Thank John Y
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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169 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This area is open year round with cafe, restrooms and a lodge. Parking is crowded, but you can find a place. It's the best place to see the beautiful views of the lake and island, especially with the North road is closed. Gift Shop had a lot of variety for adults and souvenirs. I was disappointed that it didn't have... More 

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1 Thank KatWat39
Murrieta, California
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974 reviews
622 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Rim Village is the main developed area of the park. It has a visitor Center/Gift Shop, an overlook (for great photos of Wizard Island and the lake) and the Crater Lake Lodge. As such, this area can be crowded. There are restrooms and eateries located at Rim Village

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1 Thank SoCalOregonian
Acton, California
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rim village has the lodge and food. Nice gift shop. This is where you can to a tram around the lake. Lodge sits right on the rim of the lake great views.

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1 Thank BadgerChick1968
Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Rim Village has a variety of buildings. We enjoyed: * The Sinnot Memorial Overlook, which has a lot of information about the lake * Crater Lake Lodge: Interesting to walk through and to view the exhibit about it's history. It also has a deck with rocking chairs from which the lake can be viewed. * The trail along the... More 

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