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Highway 101

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A scenic road within Olympic National Park.
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A scenic road within Olympic National Park.
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Spokane, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This road is in great condition, and has various picturesque views along the way. From canals, to snow capped mountains, to the massive evergreen along the road, you will love the drive.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Passing the sea, the bridge, the woods, the town, varies views without traffic, but really tired after a long drive. The regulation here is interesting: Must Turn Out when blocking 5 or more vehicles. feels like I have to count the cars behind me when driving...

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Grinnell, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Highway 101 seems to a bit of everything, beach views, serious mountain driving, and more. I certainly was never bored driving down this northern California coastal highway.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This scenec drive is well worth traveling through in car alone or with family. I went through it with nephews and nieces 5 at once of variety ages from 1yr old to 12 and we all had so much good time. Was going through highway by myself many times and last one was with my husband and we adore it.

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Burgess Hill, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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545 reviews 545 reviews
212 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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