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Mount St. Helens

WA 98649
+1 503-245-1428
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“johnston ridge” (31 reviews)
“visitor center” (68 reviews)
“blast zone” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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WA 98649
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Reviewed today

Under 2 hours north of Portland OR/Vancouver WA along HWY 4. You have to exit HWY 5 to go east and drive another 48+ miles to the end of the Spirit Lake HWY. Stop at the Visitor Center and the Forest Learning Center along the...More

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Reviewed today

We visited all three visitor's centers. Each one was informative and the minute by minute timeline of the eruption was very interesting. The last visitor center gives you the BIG reveal of the Volcano after the great video is complete. However, visibility is dependent on...More

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wanted to visit this volcano. The park is huge and on the way to observatory there are many opportunities to learn about the volcano, area, nature, as well as see majestic views. We got very luck that the day was clean and we were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s hard to believe it’s been 38 years since the eruption. It was incredible to see the mountain and the blast area. The drive from I-5 is long (52 miles) but we were glad we went. We stopped at a couple of overlooks for photos...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many of us in Oregon remember well the 1980 eruption that left ash hundreds of miles away. Then we were shown how desolate a place it was after... perhaps never to return. Well, creation certain knows what it's doing, and this area is absolutely gorgeous...More

Thank crangrammy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mount St. Helens on what turned out to be a rainy day, but the trip was still worth it. Don’t miss the movie or the rangers talk. Educational and great walks. The overlooks are worth stopping for too. One of the volunteers we...More

2  Thank Kimberly P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it’s been 38 years since the eruption. I’ve seen hours of footage of the carnage and seen hundreds of photos and interviews. But it wasn’t until I drove to the end of the road and viewed the crater and surrounding area up close...More

2  Thank timiniowa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to Mt. St. Helens was amazing! I recommend stopping by the Visitors Center which has alot of explanatory displays and pictures as well as a great view inside the crater. They have park rangers who give lectures and a movie theatre. You have...More

2  Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out experience at Mt St Helens was awesome. The history and science of the area is so interesting. Not to mention how pretty the area is, especially with the wild flowers blooming in the summer. The drive from the bottom visitor center up to the...More

1  Thank lcgovols
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the intro to an IMAX movie, this attraction truly is earth-shattering. The drive from I-5 is about 50 miles but it is worth it to make it all the way to the end of the road. Stop at the visitors center to get a...More

Thank KCNORL
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Jaydenhimes
27 March 2018|
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Response from prettylillies99 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I didn’t see the message sooner. We went in the fall. I would layer clothes. There is quite a temperature change as you go up the mountain. All the other stuff you mentioned would be a good idea. Enjoy !!!
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msjump
26 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
20 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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