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Highway 101

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic road within Olympic National Park.
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I went to Seattle on a business trip and loved exploring the city for a day. I'm the type of person that would rather leave the city to see the sites to actually get a feel of the area. I know not all cities are the same, but when you come to a landscape beauty like Washington, it's hard not... More

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Greenbank, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a unique experience to be on US 101 that makes a huge circle around the ONF. It could have stopped at Pt Townsend, or Pt. Angeles, but no, it went all around the national park with entrances to specific areas in strategic places. Good idea.

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Washington State
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dramamine is a must for anyone who ever suffers from motion sickness. This road winds so much we sometimes thought we might meet up with ourselves! Consequently it is important to pay more attention to the estimated time for your trip than the actual mileage. That being said, however, the views from Highway 101 from Port Angeles heading west are... More

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Phoenix
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Between Kalaloch and Port Angelos there are wonderful hikes and sights. Not many places to stay and the Aramark lodges are overpriced. Food is also scarce, so be sure to bring it along. Waterfalls, lakes, forests, Be sure to see the US 101 sign leaving Lake Crescent Lodge, covered with moss, in a field of daiseys.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Scenic with plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the view. We are from the Midwest, corn fields and hog confinements are the norm for us, so you can imagine how in awe we were. I had to marvel at the logging trucks, they appear to take the hairpin turns 60 mph...here we are white knuckles and 35 mph!

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This road i spent a great deal of time on. It is the only road to get around on. You can go everywhere - well maintained but very curvy in most places. make sure you have plenty of time to get to places. It takes much longer than you think. Good views in some places.

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Luddendenfoot
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We traveled the whole circular route from, and to, Seattle, by hire car; breaking the journey by stopping at lodges at, or near, the lakes. During our journey the roads were almost empty! Which allowed us to stop frequently, either to have a coffee, or just simply enjoy the views - which appeared almost around every corner.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

this highway is good and provides easy access to the Olympic peninsula. good drive and a nice road all the way up north

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We traveled this road for several days on our trip from Seattle to San Francisco. So beautiful! Especially if you've never been to the Pacific North West. Such awesome natural beauty. My family (13 and 10 year old girls) absolutely loved it. I wish I could spend weeks just exploring.

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This route circumvents the olympics. All the cool campsites are reached on this road and its very beautiful and scenic. Many times my boyfriend and I just pack the car up and drive down 101 until we get to a campsite/rec area that sounds cool. Check out Deer Park, Hamma Hamma, Lena Lake, and Potlatch (not the campgrounds though) for... More

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