North Cascades National Park Visitor Center
- Address: Marblemount, WA 98267, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-2063864495
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
Located on the grounds of North Cascades National Park, this visitor center is a wonderful gem. The center provides loads of information about the geology of the nature reserve. This info is provided through interactive displays, images, and maps. You can also a view a few rock specimens here that are found in the national park. You will learn about the animals that are found here. The glass walls of the visitor center offer you lush green vistas of the park. You can also buy some merchandise as souvenirs in this visitor center. Make a quick stop here, before heading to explore the national park.
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Extremely knowledgeable a great place to learn about glaciers and grizzly bears. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the area and extremely helpful with answering all kind of questions. I would recommend to all travelers to take the time and stop and check it out.
I have been to many visitor centers but this seemed to be the best among the ones I visited therefore a 5 star. At entrance on the right you can see two stuffed bears. They almost look real. At the left is the water fountain and the restrooms further down. Inside the center you have the usual info center where staff are available to help you. Further down at the center is a 3d map of North Cascades, with push button for places of interest. Pushing a button lit up a point the map indicating the place of interest. I liked this the best. At the left of the map is a theatre showing short films (did not visit so can't say much). Ample parking available outside. Of course I visit this place on a weekday so it was easy to get a parking spot. Weekend could be busier.
A great place to get information, view exhibits or take a short hike. NPS staff is knowledgeable and professional, and interpretive programs are a fantastic way to learn more about the park. Just wish they were open more of the year.
Fascinating exhibits here that are quite different from what we expected. Lots of hands on things for kids and adults alike. Some unique snippets of info about the area and critters. Also a film in a little auditorium. The rangers are quite helpful and knowledgeable if the area.
Great first stop during a drive through the park! They don't have food options like most visitor centers in national parks, but there is a great room containing exhibits about the flora and fauna of the park. There was also a theater which was playing some documentaries about conservation and helping the grizzly bear population in the park. The rangers are helpful and it is definitely worth a stop!