Cascades Volcano Observatory
The Cascades Volcano Observatory is a volcano observatory that monitors volcanoes in the local area. It was created after Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980.
Also serving as a public safety for those who reside in the nearby areas, and can be educated how to live properly in volcanic areas. The staff is happy to provide tours of the facility and show the public how to monitor volcanic activity for those who reside in the Pacific North West area.
At the conservatory, you can learn about volcanoes, how they develop, eruption, and history on volcanoes. There are displays of the volcanic rocks dating back to 300,000 years ago, as well as displays of mini volcanoes like their “Trashcano”.
Take the I-14, exit SE 164th Ave. Turn onto SE Tech Center Dr. Then SE Sequoia Cir. To SE Cardinal Ct., Vancouver, WA.