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Address: Hwy. 504, milepost 43, Amboy, WA
Phone Number:
274-2131
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Tourist center located seven miles from Mount St. Helen's crater.

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Breath Taking Views of Mt St Helens Blown Out North Side & Lava Dome

Plenty to do and see between I-5 and Coldwater Visitor Center, hiking, glassing, museums and photography are just a few of the great things you will find to do! If hunger strikes... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
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Amboy, Washington
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Amboy, Washington
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Plenty to do and see between I-5 and Coldwater Visitor Center, hiking, glassing, museums and photography are just a few of the great things you will find to do! If hunger strikes while on the way there is one of the most awesome resterraunts along the way called Pattie's Place. It about a mile east of the Kid Valley Store... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

The best part here is the view down on Coldwater Lake and Mount St. Helens in the distance. From on the back deck you can see the boardwalk that winds out on Coldwater Lake (should be your next stop). Looking down on the crystal clear lake you can see a small island and a couple small submerged islands. Another photo... More 

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Thank NothinFancy4Me
Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2013

The rangers and folks from the Mount St. Helens Institute were wonderful. This is not as visited as the other, but the view is wonderful.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Beautiful views of Mt. St. Helens and Coldwater Lake. The view from Coldwater looks directly at the volcano. The mudflow can be seen from this viewpoint.

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Virginia, USA
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

The gift shop here is very good. There is also food here and the newspaper articles about the explosion of the Mt. I couldn't get enough of all the different sites along the way up to the Johnston Ridge area. Make it a day and enjoy. I stayed in Kelso and came in for the day and drove back to... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Get to Johnston Observatory it is the best lookout

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