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Makah Indian Reservation

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Address: Forks, WA

One of three Indian reservations located on the Olympic Coast.

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Don't let appearances keep you away

We've been to the Makah Indian Reservation for two vacations, and we really love it there. The reservation itself may appear run down and questionable, but you have never met... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2015
Jenny W
Ford, Washington
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Ford, Washington
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We've been to the Makah Indian Reservation for two vacations, and we really love it there. The reservation itself may appear run down and questionable, but you have never met nicer people, and the reservation really has a lot to offer- beautiful scenery, great beaches, rich history (the museum is a must), charter fishing, resorts, and a few really great... More 

5 Thank Jenny W
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

A very nice drive to this place, the museum is a must see. realize it is a leisurely drive as the road hugs the coast and winds its way around outcroppings.

2 Thank Ervin S
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

This museum has tons of information about the Makah. It is well done and complete. The views from the cliffs are amazing and well worth the hike out to the point.

1 Thank Sharron353
Colts Neck
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Hey - if you are heading west you need to visit Makah Reservation and hike to Cape Flattery. The cliff views will take your breath away! Hikes includes walking on long boardwalks. Remember to stop at Makah Indian Museum on the way in to purchase a park pass. These fees are critical to help maintain these beautiful parks for us... More 

6 Thank Forks56
Kent, Washington
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Neah Bay is the end of the road in these parts. There is a grocery store, restaurant and museum featuring the artifacts from the Ozette Dig. You can get your $10 parking pass almost everywhere. It is all about the beach and fishing out here. Bring your raingear, the mist can roll in at any time.

6 Thank JMG1947
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Located in Neah Bayat at the north west corner of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, the Makah Indian museum is superb! Hard to believe it is a private native American museum. About an hour and a half of somewhat boring drive from Port Angelsalong the northern coast is worth the trouble. There are several decent restaurants and one hutmaking and... More 

4 Thank Hiroko R
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The Makah Museum, featuring an in-depth examination of traditional culture is a must-see for those visiting the Olympic Peninsula. It offers a vivid picture of pre-settler life in this part of the world.

3 Thank kalaloch
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stopped and got food a few times. People are friendly, wants to talk and the small harbor is nice to walk.

2 Thank Trunjer
Blaine, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Liked everything. Incredible that you are actually looking at stuff that was used 400 to 500 years ago. Gentleman at the front counter has been there forever (20 years?) and courteous but a bit opinionated (aren't we all?). Well worth the drive.

3 Thank usdeputysurveyor
Stitzer, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We drove through this on our way to Cape Flattery. The entire area is a nice drive, leading up to this the road was windy and by water and scenic drive.

2 Thank Jena756

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