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Sunrise Visitor Center

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Phone Number: +1 360-569-6575
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Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.

Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.

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After a climb with lots of switchbacks you reach Sunrise. There is a very large parking lot. Plants and animals are the subject of the exhibits in the visitor center . Staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Belgium
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a climb with lots of switchbacks you reach Sunrise. There is a very large parking lot. Plants and animals are the subject of the exhibits in the visitor center . Staff is very helpful and very good informed on the trail conditions. The views on the drive to and at the visitor center are amazing. Even better views from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I like about Sunrise is 1. Not as crowded as Paradise 2. Tons of parking area 3. Views are awesome on the way in 4. Great trails I reached Sunrise trail early in the morning to avoid the crowds. I would suggest that you go there before sunrise. If there is no cloud cover, you will be blessed with... More 

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Thank Suresh L
Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very nice area and not as crowded as Paradise. A great place to take pictures but best in the morning and a good place to do a hike.

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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Sunrise Visitor Center is a must visit place if you have time. The view is great. The drive to the top is like driving in a paradise.

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Thank Xiaoqin Z
Hoodsport, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I've seen a few National Parks and I believe that Mount Rainier National Park is my favorite one that offers such astounding beauty. You can access many trails on your adventure and discover an abundant supply of wildflowers, all the while being able to take in the breathtaking beauty of Mount Rainier. You can see waterfalls as well....love seeing water... More 

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Thank tamiclose
Bellevue, Washington
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Sunrise Visitor area has beautiful and huge views of Mt. Rainier. There is plenty of parking in the parking lot. This old building has many things to walk around and view. Most important are the clean washrooms, especially after your drive up to the Sunrise Visitor area. The roads are good and you really need to drive at or below... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you have time for only one major stop at Mount Rainier, this is a worthy choice! SUch outstanding natural beauty - mountains, rivers, lakes, majestic evergreens!

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Thank DaveELyons
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't like it. I liked paradise point at Mount Rainier more than this. Problem is it's 2.5 hour drive from Seattle to sun rise point. If you are doing a one day trip you will end up doing 5 hours drive in a day. Now question is do you want to do spend whole day for this view ? My... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We did as a day trip from Seattle. It is about a 2 to 2.5 hr drive and well worth it. The view from the visitors center is amazing and you are able to do a number of different hikes. Highly recommended.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A lot of information and history presented at this center that is an extraordinary structure in of itself.

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