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Olympic National Park Visitor Center

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Address: 3002 Mount Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362-6775
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It is not too far from the main part of town and if you have never stopped by, you should. Pick up lots of brochures and maps for sightseeing tours plus displays of flora and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Rosann B
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

It is not too far from the main part of town and if you have never stopped by, you should. Pick up lots of brochures and maps for sightseeing tours plus displays of flora and fauna.

Thank Rosann B
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I went here for some information about trails to hike in the area and all of the volunteers and rangers were very helpful and friendly. They explained that area and pointed me in the right direction with maps.

Thank Stephanie P
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

the hikes were great for my wife and me such a nice daytime getaway just a ferry ride from our house in canada

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were there in the off season so the staffing was minimal but, so was the crowd. The ranger was very helpful as was the on-duty volunteer. They were very helpful in helping us make the most of our visit as this time of year, weather can be a limiting factor.

Thank pjnanook
Iowa City
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nice switchback & good road up. Visitors Center has anything you need. Above it is Hurricane Hill Ridge, best views of the entire park. Worth the hike up. Loved Sunrise Pt./Heather Meadows wildlife all around.

Thank Doc1950
Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Having only three days to explore this region, we wanted to make sure we visited the highligts. The ranger told us where to go, and what areas were closed either due to early snow or trail rstorations. We left with lots of maps, guides, and an accurate idea of how wee should spend our time on the Olympic peninsula.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Hurricane Ridge is a must-see and this Visitor Center is part of the park. There is a gift shop and ample seating and sitting places both inside and out. Summer tours are great. Could easily spend a hour in here learning the history, snacking or shopping.

Thank Diane B
New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

While the road was open, the views were totally obscured by fog. The ranger in the visitor's center was very helpful and gave us many suggestions on what to do instead. If you are there, take the time to experience the short loop trail in the forest - stunningly beautiful.

Thank RdTripper_USA
North Oxford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Olympic National Park was a must-see for us. Hurricane Ridge had gorgeous views and nice easy hiking trails. We saw deer and rabbits along the trail. We also went to Kalaloch Beach for a picnic along the beach (which was very quiet and not tourist-y) and did a simple hike through the Quinalt Rain Forest. Olympic is a very neat... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I love doing this trail. It's only a half mile but offers a decline and incline and it's pretty. Just a great thing to do on any old day. The visitors center is also very nice. The staff are helpful.

Thank Tricks27

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