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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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Burgess Hill, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Wow! The coastal scenery is gorgeous. Take 3 days at least to go from Astoria down to Brookings. There are numerous State Parks but choose which ones to visit wisely. Ecola and Shores Acre are a must.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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512 reviews 512 reviews
202 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This highway goes through bigger cities and places so remote that you have no clue if you'll see another vehicle again. There are a lot of places to get out and hike and some to get out and walk to the beach a few feet away. The gas stations can be sparse so fill up when you can.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Highway 101 is so scenic that I can't help taking pictures throughout the drive. Lakes, autumn leaves, trees, bushes, fallen trees, flying leaves, mountains, clouds, rain drops, beaches, country roads on and on. One drive is not enough. Looking forward to more to come.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took 101 around most of Olympic National Park/Forest but didn't quite complete the loop. Started in Seattle, through Olympia, to Ocean Shores, Forks, Port Angeles then to Bainbridge Island. There wasn't a bad view, even if you never got out of the car. You SHOULD get out and see the sights but in a pinch, just the drive was... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a lovely road around the Olympia Peninsula, offering at times views of mountains, forests, and oceans. Take your time; enjoy the scenery.

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Coeur D Alene
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Highway 101 is a great way to see the Olympic Peninsula and National Forest. It is a good two lane road through the forest, around Lakes and by the Beach. The road provides access to interior area of Olympic National Park. Services and Attractions are frequent and convenient.

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Lombard, Illinois
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440 reviews 440 reviews
190 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a way long drive. It's nice looking. I actually saw some elk which was cool. But it's an all day event. And it's a lot of windy small road driving. I liked it but it is probably not for everyone.

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Issaquah, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Plan this drive during the daytime. The roads are fun and winding with beautiful views of the coast; and, at times, mountains. Take advantage of the look out spots to pull over and explore. Most of the drive is one lane, some drivers get impatient but they have plenty of opportunities to pass.

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Encinitas, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of evergreens (I bet that's where the state nickname came from). Towns along the drive appeared run down, destitute and in survival mode.

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Apopka, Florida
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288 reviews 288 reviews
175 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We started on Highway 101 from Olympia and took up to Port Angeles and to the coast and all the way down to Oregon. So very much to see along the way. Of course the best part is going thru Olympia National Park/s along the way. You hit all the beaches on the west coast to add to the treat.... More

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