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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic road within Olympic National Park.

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I finally drove the entire Highway 101 route.

Last year our trip up the 101 was cut short right before Olympic National Park. I decided this year If I was out on business I would complete that last couple hours and I did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Pixtonian
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Oregon Coast
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871 reviews 871 reviews
330 attraction reviews
2,210 helpful votes 2,210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Sorry Washington! Although the road surface is in very good condition, the views just are *not* impressive other than in a few areas. We drove the whole route of 101. We liked the Hood Canal section. That is overall very pleasant and we enjoyed the many water views. There are a few narrow bridges (without one-way controls) so if you're... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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291 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We felt that Hwy 101, in conjunction with the connecting ferry are the most scenic, and efficient way to travel out to Olympic Nat'l Park, WA!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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446 reviews 446 reviews
217 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Last year our trip up the 101 was cut short right before Olympic National Park. I decided this year If I was out on business I would complete that last couple hours and I did. This was one of the best parts of the 101. The forest the beach and the lakes were amazing. Olympic National park really is one... More 

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Stargard Szczecinski, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing road with beautiful views. Forest gave a look like on the different planet. And the lakes, waterfalls, on this road make everything just wonderful. During the spring also you can see places with snow, green trees and animals. I started my trip from Everett by fairy, then drive on the north part of Olympic National Park, then via Forks,... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
72 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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584 reviews 584 reviews
228 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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