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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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Private Mount Saint Helens Monument Day Trip
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • 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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+1 503-245-1428
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"johnston ridge"
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"visitor center"
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"blast zone"
in 17 reviews
"active volcano"
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"spirit lake"
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"national park pass"
in 7 reviews
"visitors centers"
in 6 reviews
"short film"
in 8 reviews
"windy ridge"
in 19 reviews
"castle rock"
in 16 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 10 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 5 reviews
"washington state"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
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"forest learning center"
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"silver lake"
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"entry fee"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember the eruption nearly 40 years ago and its hard to imagine the force it took to cause the destruction that took place. To see the crater that was left is incredible. Be sure to look at the before and after photo at the...More

2  Thank ConfederateMike
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Remembering the eruption in 1980 is nothing like visiting the great mountain. Seeing the impact and the regrowth over 35 years later really drives home the devastation and triumph in the area. The stories, the explanation regarding the explosion and how the learning and research...More

1  Thank NormLWat
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

the trip to the Visitors center is beautiful and a reasonable distance. The mountain (what's left of it) is truly awe inspiring, especially if you remember 1980.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

approx 1 hr from main hwy; fascinating! My older teen sons were impressed. Very cool interpretation building. Awe inspiring to when you absorb what went on there just a few short years ago. Apparently many earthquakes happening again.

Thank Ruby C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Truly amazing to see the volcano and the impacts of the eruption 37 years on still visible. We went along the trail from the Johnson Ridge observatory towards Spirit Lake for about 3 Miles. For late September it was warm a sunny affording good views...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Give yourself plenty of time. Although the distance may not seem that far from the highway, it takes quite a bit longer to get in and then out of the park than you may think (approximately1 hour each way) with the slower speeds needed to...More

2  Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, lots of trails from the Johnson Observatory - even with clouds, it is quite a sight

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Our trip to Mount St. Helens, was awesome. The road to there has beautiful sights. To bad it doesn’t have more places to pull over to see the views. Very nice visitor center. Nice movie about the eruption.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were so surprised to be able to see the power that nature can show. I would recommend that everyone will enjoy the experience and what you can learn during this outing.

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Although 50 miles each way from the Interstate, this is a must visit location. The visitors center is ideally placed for great overlooks and runs two films that are well worth seeing (the eruption itself, and how nature is reclaiming the area). We also listened...More

2  Thank Conrad N
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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
25 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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