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Olympic National Park Visitor Center

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Address: 3002 Mount Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362-6775
Phone Number: +1 360-565-3130
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Very helpful staff, good information

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Paul B
Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowledgable staff, very helpful and willing to direct you in the Park. Very interesting displays, and very nice bookstore with good maps of the Park.

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Andover, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park is easy to access and drive up to Hurricane Ridge is easy and ends with a nice hike around the ridge. It was snowing when we went but being from Minnesota that is nothing to worry about on a routine hike. Scenery more then made up for lousy weather conditions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful in devising a plan to make the most of our few days in the park. Good info and resources and helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Staff was very helpful in helping us to obtain backcountry permits and giving information we later found very useful, or answering any questions we had. Our trip was great and I am so happy that we listened to the suggestions on how much time to take for each leg or what camp to stay at. Thank you guys!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

So much to look at in the Visitor Center. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Lots of good advice on what to go see around Port Angeles!-

Thank Jamie Z

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