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
North Cascades National Park Visitor Center - Review
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.
How To reach North Cascades National Park Visitor Center by Public Transport
- Rented cars
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North Cascades National Park Visitor Center, Marblemount Reviews
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.
This was a great stop. The rangers are extremely friendly and helpful. They had videos playing in one room, they have a museum in another room, and a kids play and color area. They also have a nice gift shop. Out back there is a boardwalk leading to a very of the mountains. This is a fantastic place to stop especially with kids. Every time we stopped by it was fairly busy but there is always plenty of parking.
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!
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.
Good visitors center with interesting exhibits, nice folks, information a plenty about the park and the usual services (restrooms and water). Also had a little shop with souvenirs and backpacking supplies. If you arrive after they close there is info on the door on what to do. This doesn't include the fact that there is a light show at night at the gorge power house so I missed it but hopefully you won't :)