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Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center

15000 Spirit Lake Memorial Hwy., Toutle, WA 98649
+1 360-274-5200
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Good Distant View of Mt.St.Helen

This visitor Center offers good but distant view of the mountain. In the Center are many excellent... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
BunsenBurner40
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Oviedo,Fl
beautiful, but closed

I love this place, have stopped here many times for pictures on the way to Mt. St. Helens. Nice... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
375debh
,
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“mt st” (6 reviews)
“elk burger” (2 reviews)
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15000 Spirit Lake Memorial Hwy., Toutle, WA 98649
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+1 360-274-5200
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This visitor Center offers good but distant view of the mountain. In the Center are many excellent displays and gift shop.The tree framed view of the Lake and mountain are excellent but in order to really see the mountain and damage to the surrounding area...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I love this place, have stopped here many times for pictures on the way to Mt. St. Helens. Nice restaurant, had lunch there when I brought my granddaughter to Portland with me a few years ago. However, I stopped there last year and it was...More

Thank 375debh
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We tried to visit the Visitor Center going up and down the mountain and both times, they were closed. The gates had it completely closed and we were there during hours they should have been open. Would have been nice to stop, but I find...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped here on our way to Mt St Helens. Nice to browse through the old newspapers and to learn more about the eruption. Small gift shop, bit overpriced. We had an excellent meal. Everything (including toilets) is very clean.

Thank Ingrid D
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a good rest stop on the way to the observatory. They have interesting exhibits, good bathrooms, a nice gift shop, great views and a nice restaurant. This is supposed to be a good place to see Roosevelt Elk but we haven't been lucky...More

Thank Magnolia13
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I really enjoyed the visitor center. It is beautiful with friendly staffing and the elk burgers were good. The view inside and out on the decking is very nice view of the valley. You can see Mt. Hood from here on a clear day. It...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center is the first very good place to pull over and to get a good picture of Mt St Helens as you drive highway 504 towards the Johnston Ridge Visitor. There is a very nice store and large parking lot as...More

Thank M J
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

When we stopped, we realized that it was a private enterprise with a beautiful building, restaurant, gift shop, and a few historical displays. Found the newspaper articles very interesting. Can arrange for a 25 minute helicopter ride for $250 per person for two. Otherwise, probably...More

Thank RJourn
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Saw the helicopter sign and couldn't resist. Talked to Tina in the gift shop who set us up with Robert for our trip to the crater of Mt. St. Helens. This is something my husband - a photographer - has wanted for a very long...More

1  Thank Sherrie M
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful stop along the ride to the mountain. Views very breathtaking! Peaceful setting! Great place to pick up local mount Saint Helens attire. Highly recommend

Thank Jodalee
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