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Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center

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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Offers great views of Mount Olympus, Bailey Range and Mount Carrie.

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A defiate "MUST VISIT"

It took some time getting there but it was well worth the view! We had the luck to see plenty of wildlife when visiting the center and the surrounding places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shalom M
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Or Yehuda, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Or Yehuda, Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It took some time getting there but it was well worth the view! We had the luck to see plenty of wildlife when visiting the center and the surrounding places.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the center and the hike to Hurricane ridge. Though it was not an easy hike. Lots of incline and wind!

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Thank Kay L
Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Olympic National Park in the Port Angeles area, unless you need to visit the Wilderness Backcountry Desk, I would probably skip the main visitor center and head directly up to Hurricane Ridge and this visitor center perched on a ridge offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. While both visitor centers offer similarly helpful rangers and... More 

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1 Thank Steve1362
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The views from here are great. Nice spot to get out of the wind and rain. Bring some binoculars and a camera as the surrounding area is glorious.

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

It's a little chilly up there so grab a hot chocolate at the shop or some local swag. Pretty nice place, unique gifts.

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1 Thank jenhaught
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Great views and access to some hikes. If you're really brave take the unpaved, no rails, one car at a time, steep continuation of the ridge road down to the end. Scary as hell but worth every bit of fear.

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Thank parrotdr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The views from Hurricane Ridge are amazing! I spent hours at the top just walking around some of the easier trails, taking pictures and enjoying the view. It's well worth the drive to the summit from Port Angeles.

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1 Thank Christopher L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fantastic place to see views of the mountains & wildlife. Deer weren't even phased by all the people walking around. There are many trails nearby to choose from, easy to moderate, something for everyone. We loved it!

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Thank Lorie R
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

When they say Hurricane Ridge, they mean it! The winds were blowing up to 50 miles per hour. So cold and windy, but an amazing site to see. Prepare for bad hair the rest of the day and be prepared to stand up against the wind - it will blow you away!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The visitor center is the only place to get information and also to warm yourself. You can get a coffee and enjoy the majestic views.

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