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Sunrise Visitor Center

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
+1 360-569-6575
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IMHO The prettiest place in the US

Absolutely stunning and beautiful place. One of my favorites, right up there with Going to the Sun... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Steve M
,
Kennewick, Washington
Awesome views and the place to start exploring this area

The Sunrise Visitor Center is located at the end of Sunrise Park Road on the east side of Mount... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
rockyjoe
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (25 reviews)
“visitor center” (54 reviews)
“snack bar” (12 reviews)
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Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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+1 360-569-6575
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Absolutely stunning and beautiful place. One of my favorites, right up there with Going to the Sun Highway and the Ice Fields Parkway. When I have guests coming to WA. and I have, this is THE place to take them. Also good for picnics with...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Sunrise Visitor Center is located at the end of Sunrise Park Road on the east side of Mount Rainier. It is also located near the center of Mount Rainier National Park. This National Park is located about 65 miles south of Seattle and is...More

Thank rockyjoe
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous views of Mount Rainier, chipmunks/ground squirrels and tons of deer! A dozen ran past as we sat there at picnic tables enjoying our lunch!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

A fun, interactive place with information on every aspect of the park. The rangers (or workers) enjoyed interacting with the visitors.

Thank elizabethnoyes
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We haven't hiked Mt Rainier for years since moving back to Canada, but just did so and enjoyed it so much. In spite of forest fires and road closures to east, Sunrise was smoke-free and as beautiful as we remembered it. The visitor centre is...More

Thank Brigitte H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The drive up to Sunrise was beautiful. I love the Sunrise area. The visitor center has all of the typical visitor center stuff - rangers, maps, a bookstore, and a national park passport stamp. I wish it had been clear the day we were here,...More

Thank CC B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very nice visitor center. Very friendly staff and a good selection of gifts. They had a lot of interesting facts and information.

Thank theowens3
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Very nicely designed visitor center with large windows that offer a great view of Mt Rainier. The exhibits were mostly kid-oriented. Large common area with seating along with a gift shop and deli.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We came here to find a close up view of Mt Rainier without clouds and we were not disappointed . First all day we were hiking around Paradise on the other side of the mountain but the clouds/ fog were so thick that we didn't...More

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This visitors center was very nice, plenty of trails to choose from with great views of the mountain. Only complaint is that the parking was bad. Had to circle around a few times. Not only that but, if you go down the road where it...More

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Ivyf10
23 October 2017|
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Response from okeedoke | Reviewed this property |
It's best to check the NPS Rainier website for road closure and weather updates. Good luck!
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Daniel S
25 July 2017|
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Response from orclimber | Reviewed this property |
Call the park at 1-360-569-2211 for additional info, but have been able to get in at 5am, booth was not manned at Ranger Station at this time
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tdmoore1321
7 January 2017|
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Response from eybeth | Reviewed this property |
We did not see any dogs except for one but it was assisting a person with limited abilities.
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