Johnston Ridge Observatory, Toutle

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  • The views into crater and exhibits are great. Come often and during different seasons. Incredible to see how nature heals itself over time. Each season is interesting as well as watching the changes v...  more »
  • View is awesome but the content and mostly the wear on the displays are disheartening. Great to read the personal stories of the people who live (or not) through this ordeal. Mother nature wins in the...  more »
  • Well, the information provided by the museum was pretty lean- after 30 Min you are through. The worst was the film in the theater, which appeared to have been recorded once in the 80's. No background ...  more »
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  • I went in march so i never made it to the lookout. My bad. Duh. But i have to say the drive to the gate was amazing. Well worth it regardless of how good the lookout is. I would do it again just for the drive. Incredible landscape.
  • If you are in the PNW, this place is a must visit. One can see the scale of destruction that has happened when the volcano erupted. Highly educative, beautiful scenes and is one of those places that can put ones life's priorities into perspective! The staff are very helpful and ready to answer your questions.
  • Beautiful place. The sheer size of mountain and the aftermath of last eruption makes you feel very humble. Facilities are good, a small gift shop. A mini movie theatre. Good trails.
  • Most beautiful view of the St. Helens ever. You must go on a sunny day to enjoy the views. There are guided trips from here. Ample parking spaces and visitor center is informative. The road leading to observatory is spectacular and great for motorcycle riders. On the way, there are various view points each offering great lookouts for St. Helens. Great place. On the way back do stop at spirit lake and further enjoy the day!
  • Hard to describe the awe you feel when you see an active volcano right in front of your face. The parking is free, the viewing areas around the volcano are free. There is a charge if you want to go into the observation complex. It only costs 8 for people 16 and older and it's worth it. They show a lot of the scientific equipment and have movies and cool displays. What a fun trip.
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