- Exotic rain forest A rain forest in the Pacific Northwest? Indeed, Olympic National Park is one of the few places in the world with this unique temperate landscape.
- Beachcombing Miles of rugged, spectacular coastline hemmed with sea stacks and tidal pools edge the driftwood-strewn shores of the Olympic Peninsula.
- Nature's hot tubs A dip in Sol Duc’s natural geothermal mineral pools offers a secluded spa experience in the wooded heart of the park.
- Lofty vistas The hardy can hike up meadowed foothill trails or climb the frosty peaks throughout the Olympics—or just drive up to Hurricane Ridge for endless views.
- A sense of history American Indian history is key to this region, where eight tribes have traditional ties to the park lands—there’s 12,000 years of human history to explore.
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