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Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 5, Castle Rock, WA 98611
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+1 360-274-0962
09:00 - 16:00
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This Forest Service facility gives an overview of Cascade Range volcanism...

This Forest Service facility gives an overview of Cascade Range volcanism and the events before and after May 18, 1980.

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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle

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A great way to learn the story of the 1980 Mt St Helens eruption. There is an excellent film of the event an some very informative displays. Well worth the stop.

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Vancouver, Washington
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A great way to learn the story of the 1980 Mt St Helens eruption. There is an excellent film of the event an some very informative displays. Well worth the stop.

Thank MarineAir10
Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this Volcano is just as stunning as the mountain itself. To see the destruction which has turned into beauty is truly a spectacular thing! You won't. E disappointed by this place. The education you receive from the visitors center is wonderful. Bring a camera!

2 Thank Travis H
Castle Rock, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

,my family had a lot of fun here lots of easy walking areas i am disabled and we enjoyed it a lot food areas kind of on the high side recommand you pack a picnic basket..

2 Thank ericbthomp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a cloudy day. Continued to drive up the road the get some good views and the area was simply beautiful. Tons of nature and bridges and views of the volcano along the way!

2 Thank Mariah H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Was surprised how close this was to town only -5 miles up the road. The rangers were very friendly - Shared maps and indicated where to go and what was open since some places were closed till May. There is a $5 entry fee to see the exhibits and the film. It is worth it. While it is not real... More 

Thank John V
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The visitors center is very nice, with plenty of rest rooms, walkways, and a tremendous view of Mt. St. Helen's . When it's open, they have an informative tour of the mountain and its history. Also a gift shop.

Thank Yodatravel
Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Amazing day spent visiting Mt. St. Helens. Great walking trails around the area. Excellent interpretive visitor centre. Great day out, could have spent longer.

Thank danandjulie2017
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Early June and there was wind, rain, sleet, hail and snow - so check the conditions before you go. The visitor center itself was not much, but the overlooks and views were interesting. Make sure to read up on the history of the area and the 1980 explosion. It really helps to explain what you are seeing.

Thank Ali Z
Federal Way, Washington
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

If yo are going to go and explore the Mt St Helens area, this is a good first stop. Watch the movie, enjoy the displays, and most importantly pick up a map of the area and plan the rest of your visit to the Mt St Helens Monument area. Clean restrooms, but no food available - there are picnic areas... More 

Thank noworries2000
Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped her during a stay at Sequest State Park, just across the street. The two places are connected by a nature trail. Although it was a rainy day, we very much enjoyed the 1 mile walk around the nature preserve at Silver Lake. There were many interpretive signs along the easy trail with information about local habitat, industry and... More 

Thank Empress_Holly

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