Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center
Get an up-close view of the mountain and the flood plain where mud rushed down into the valley.
The beautiful lodge-style structure was built in 1996, using massive timbers taken from the old Long-Bell mill in Longview. The Visitor Center houses the Memories of a Lost Landscape exhibit. This exhibit gives the best depiction of the mountain prior to the blast, when it was full of buzzing kids’ camps and visitors enjoying the outdoors.
Dine at the Fire Mountain Grill and spend time looking through the merchandise at the center’s gift shop; if you’re ready to take flight, helicopter tours are offered and give a bird's-eye view of the area. Bell JetRanger helicopter tours depart daily - weather permitting - taking passengers through the blast zone to the crater of Mount St. Helens.
Phone: (360) 274-5200
Website: VISIT WEBSITE