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Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!

The final last words on-site at the mountain spoken to the Vancouver station monitoring the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
SeesTheWorld5
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Northfield, Minnesota
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Spectacular Experience

We remember the eruption of Mt. St. Helens so we had to visit the site! The documentation and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
okmusicman
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 5 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 is now being used to understand volcanos today is absolutely amazing.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ruby C
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Reviewed 26 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 of the summit and blast zone still apparent in the rocky lava deposits and remains of trees

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Yorks-Rick-and-Sue
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Reviewed 24 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 safely travel winding roads climbing their way up the hillside. It is most certainly worth the trip though. Stop at the visitor center, preferably as you arrive. Watch the two videos, they are really worth it. Knowing more about what happened lends even more drama to the views in front of you. The ranger talks are good too. There are a number of trails you can take depending on your time and fitness level. Even if you are not up for a longer trail, do try to go up to the lookouts. It's only a few minutes and has incredible views. You can easily spend 1-2 hours just at the lookouts and Visitor center. Allow more time if you want to do one of the longer trails or a guided walk.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Suzanne M
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