The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast

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  • Cape Disappointment State Park

    1. Cape Disappointment State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The cape, named in 1788 by Captain John Meares, an English fur trader who had been unable to find the Northwest Passage, and treacherous sandbar...Read More

    Cape Disappointment State Park
  • 2. Makah Cultural and Research Center

    Museum/Gallery

    Thousands of Makah art pieces and artifacts, many eons old, fill a space done in low lights and rich timbers and divided into an easy route...Read More

  • 3. Aberdeen Museum of History

    Museum/Gallery

    The small museum has canoes from local tribes, as well as photographs that document Aberdeen's logging and shipping industries and exhibits...Read More

  • 4. Big Cedar

    Forest

    Thought to be the world's largest, this monumental cedar tree stands 178 feet tall and is 19 feet 5 inches in diameter. Area loggers left it...Read More

  • 5. Chetzemoka Park

    Park/Playground

    A lovely gazebo is the hallmark of this gem of a city park, a perfect place to picnic perched atop a bluff overlooking Admiralty Inlet. The...Read More

  • 6. Clallam Bay Spit

    Beach–Sight

    The former site of a Native American fishing village, where eagles and osprey can be found feeding on the sand, attracts beachcombers, fishers...Read More

  • 7. Clallam Historical Society's Museum at the Carnegie

    Museum/Gallery

    The region's past is preserved at this museum in a handsome 1919 building. Downstairs, historic photos and artifacts illustrate the lifestyles...Read More

  • 8. Coastal Interpretive Center

    Museum/Gallery

    A great stormy-day educational spot for families, the center highlights the seaside environment, local history, and Native American traditions...Read More

  • 9. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Dioramas and miniatures of Long Beach towns illustrate the history of southwestern Washington, and other displays cover Native Americans; the...Read More

  • 10. Cranberry Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Here, visitors can learn about more than a century of cranberry cultivation in this area, take a self-guided walking tour through the bogs,...Read More

  • Discovery Trail

    11. Discovery Trail

    Trail/Path

    Created to memorialize Lewis and Clark's explorations here in 1805–06, the 8½-mile Discovery Trail traces the explorers' moccasin steps from...Read More

    Discovery Trail
  • 12. Feiro Marine Life Center

    Educational Institution

    This sea-life center has a perfect location right along the Port Angeles waterfront between the ferry dock (for Victoria, British Columbia,...Read More

  • 13. Fire Bell Tower

    Building/Architectural Site

    Set high along the bay-side bluffs, the tower is recognizable by its pyramid shape and red paint job. Built in 1890 to hold a 1,500-pound brass...Read More

  • 14. Fort Flagler State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This fort, along with Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, was constructed as part of an "Iron Triangle" of defense...Read More

  • 15. Fort Worden State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    With hiking trails, restored—and rentable—Victorian officers' houses, and pre–World War I-era bunkers, this historic 434-acre park provides...Read More

  • 16. Grays Harbor County Courthouse

    Building/Architectural Site

    The enormous, sandstone courthouse seems exceptionally grand for such a small town, but it was entirely appropriate at the time it was built...Read More

  • 17. Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    In fall and spring, this refuge, established in 1990, is a perfect place to observe the multitude of migrating shorebirds that visit the area...Read More

  • 18. Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    You can hike or ride horses in this 364-acre marine park stretching more than a mile along both the Pacific Ocean and the Copalis River. A boardwalk...Read More

  • 19. Jefferson County Historical Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The 1892 City Hall building houses not only the museum but the basement cells of the old city jail, where author Jack London spent a night on...Read More

  • 20. Kurt Cobain Memorial Park

    Park/Playground

    This pocket park, dedicated in 2011 along the muddy banks of the Wishkah River, pays homage to grunge legend and Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain...Read More

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