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Sunrise Visitor Center Opening:  July 8, 2011

Sat Jul 09, 2011

The newly remodeled Sunrise Visitor Center opened yesterday, for the first time in 2 years.

It’s gorgeous with new exhibits that will take your breath away.  The original Visitors Center was built in the 1930s and is a gorgeous log lodge (the kind you wish you could live in).  The 1970s era gray painted floors were replaced with beautiful Douglas Fir flooring.  The old information desk and sales area were replaced by cabinetry and counters built from cedar.  The old exhibits from the 1970s were replaced with wonderful, informative exhibits the complement the building’s architecture.

Summer ranger programs and interpretive walks are now available through July and August, and are a great way to learn more about this incredible volcano.  And, of course, the view from Sunrise will take your breath away!

The snow is rapidly melting. And, wildflowers are sprouting up along the road signalling that summer is here!  See updated photos from Sunrise on July 8 here—and then pick some dates and make reservations now.  Many prime dates are already full and you don’t want to miss out.


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