Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center, Mount Rainier National Park

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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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  • There are quite a number of trails you can do from the Paradise area where Henry M Jackson Visitor Center is. From here, we went to Myrtle Falls and did the Skyline Trail. We also did the Nisqually....  more
    There are quite a number of trails you can do from the Paradise area where Henry M Jackson Visitor Center is. From here, we went to Myrtle Falls and did the Skyline Trail. We also did the Nisqually....  more »
  • Because of Covid they moved a lot of the gift shop to downstairs, and you can find beautiful gifts; I treasure the T-shirt I purchased there. Also a few food items are available. 
    Because of Covid they moved a lot of the gift shop to downstairs, and you can find beautiful gifts; I treasure the T-shirt I purchased there. Also a few food items are available.  more »
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  • Great spring (snow) hiking. Luckily a clear sunny day (had tire chains with us) but roads were clear. Surprisingly packed. Show shoes would help to hike.
  • Wonderful frosty views. Everything is closed though and the require snow chains carried. Summer is prob more fun

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