We paid our $5 entry per person but was immediately frustrated as film had excellent content but extremely fuzzy (should be digitally redone), and first electric displays had faded so you can read! Then as we continued through displays all the newspaper displays are faded. If we are going to pay an entry fee, then the displays should be readable... 更多
The visitors center is at the beginning of the park several miles from the volcano. Stop to get a perspective of the geological wonder of the Cascades. There is a short 13 min film for $10 per person and a lovely museum about the eruption. The drive to the volcano and its destruction is self evident. This is my 3rd... 更多
your best bet is to go to the johnston ridge observatory right up at the mountain. but if you have time, you have to go back to I5 and then head to the south side of the mountain for a whole new perspective and a visit to the ape caves, or lava tubes formed from a previous eruption.
We drove in to start here and then made our way back. There is a trailer that you can buy food from. Small museum with 2 good movies about 15 minutes in length that run continually. We listened to one ranger talk but there were several and it was awesome to gather info before we stopped on the way back... 更多
Visiting Mt. St. Helens is an all day trip from Portland , OR . From Castle Rock, WA, to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.. Take time to go through the exhibits and view the videos of the Mountains destruction, it was an awesome event. A good road easy to drive and for senior citizens with the US Parks Recreational pass (Good... 更多
The area is recovering beautifully. I did not find anything extraordinary about the Visitor Center. But it is nice and worth a visit especially if there's school kids in your group. We traveled in 2014
Visiting Mt. St. Helens is an all day excursion. From Castle Rock, WA, to the original visitor's center, then the Forest Learning Center - great for kids - and continuing on to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The scenery is spectacular and amazing to see how nature continues to replenish itself after the eruption. Take time to go through the exhibits... 更多
This visitors centre is one of the best I have visited. It is well worth the entrance fee and the film and presentations are first class. Being so close to the volcano and hearing the facts bring it all to life and adds to the understanding of what awesome power nature can unleash!
Overall excellent facility with excellent information and very friendly and helpful Rangers. The gift shop is great and the view of the volcano is remarkable.
A must-visit if you are in the area! Excellent movie to appreciate the enormity of the 1980 eruption. Plenty of trails to discover and experience.