Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center, Paradise

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The Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center is a day-use facility located in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park. The facility offers exhibits, films, guided ranger programs, a book store, a snack bar, a gift shop, and public restrooms, as well as informational brochures and maps.
The first Jackson Visitor Center opened in 1966 as part of the National Park Service's Mission 66 program. Originally known as the Paradise Visitor Center, it was renamed in 1987 after the death of Senator Henry M. Jackson, who had been instrumental in the development of the program at Mt. Rainier. Construction of a new Jackson Visitor Center was completed in 2008, and the original building was demolished in November 2008.
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  • Great spot to see the mountain when their isn't any clouds or fog. The parking lot does fill up quick. Their are several great trails nearby that have good views as well as waterfalls. Some are very.....  more »
  • Any visitor to Seattle should make time for a day trip to see fabulous Mount Rainier. The Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center is where you should start your visit. Learn from the park rangers on duty...  more »
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  • A nice place for the visitors to rest and dine after the drive. Picturesque surroundings. Adequate parking. The restaurant has adequate variety of items. The Gift shop displays a variety of souvenirs. More importantly, the center also has exhibits and films that give information about Mount Rainier, biodiversity and protection of environment.
  • Mt. Ranier National Park is beautiful and the Henry M Jackson visitor center is well structured to make your visit to the park successful and enjoyable. It has a great gift/book store, wonderful museum and a cafe. We didn't eat there, as we preferred to enjoy our picnic in the snow. During summer, access to this visitor center is limited by increased numbers of visitors. Go early, or be prepared to walk about a mile to get to it.

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