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Geological Attractions of WA (and OR)



Dry Falls Interpretive Center
While the falls no longer carry water, they were once the earth’s largest waterfall.  The interpretive center in located on highway 17, two miles north of the Sun Lake-Dry Falls State Park.  Located 200 miles east from Seattle, please see their website for more information.

Stone Rose Fossil Center
A local site where visitors can excavate and collect fossils from the Eocene, located 290 miles east from Seattle.  For hours and information, please see their website.

Mt Saint Helens 
Mt Saint Helen Monument has several recreation sites for guests to visit.  A partial list includes Lava Canyon Interpretive Site, Johnston Ridge Observatory, Ape Cave Interpretive Site, and Windy Ridge Interpretive Site.  Located 120 miles south from Seattle, please see their website for further details.

Mt Rainier
In addition to being an active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range, at 14, 410 feet.  A tour through this national park gives you the opportunity to have an up close encounter with one of Seattle’s most prominent skyline features.  Located 85 miles south of Seattle, please see their website for more information.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument State Park in Oregon has an array of attractions ranging from beautiful hiking trails to a local museum.  Located 350 miles southeast from Seattle, for more information, please see their website.