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Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Offers great views of Mount Olympus, Bailey Range and Mount Carrie.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Offers great views of Mount Olympus, Bailey Range and Mount Carrie.
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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

In my experience, all visitor center at high elevation has great view, Hurricane Ridge is definitely one of those. Nice look out and grand structure, looks so much like you're in Austria~ I didn't try the food there but had an ice cream. Great picnic spots outside, just watch out for bugs~ Parking is not that hard to find if... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stopped at both Hurricane Ridge visitor's centers and they are both very nice and clean with a nice gift shop (clean restroom also). The staff were very nice and answered all of our questions.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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265 reviews 265 reviews
216 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center is exactly that, a visitors' center. It offers a lot of merchandise; which is overpriced, and not worth buying!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The visitor's center was undergoing renovation when we visited, so there was not much there. Temporary facilities were in a metal building across the road. Restrooms had limited capacity, making for waiting lines at times.

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Bear, Delaware
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Even though it was a drizzling day we headed out to see Hurricane Ridge to see what we may see. The drive up to the ridge had many pull over spots for gorgeous photo ops . The fog rising and blowing back in again keeps changing what you see and its all beautiful. Finally at the top and Wow ...... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place to get some nice pictures. And yes it can get real windy. We spent three days driving and hiking Olympic park it is very wonderful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Breathtaking views, easily accessed visitors center. Trails available. A must see when on the Peninsula.

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Ashland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Staff there was very friendly and helpful. The building is very clean. There is a great outlook area. If there are clouds , be fast with the camera. One minute the shot is there , the next, it's gone

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Oviedo, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Friendly rangers, lots of educational stuff, drop off for bear proof food storage containers, clean bathrooms.

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Dallas, Texas
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hurricane Ridge is the highest place in Olympic National Park that you can easily reach by car. In one direction from the easy trails around the area you can see the ocean in one direction and snowcapped mountains in the other. Black-tailed deer are everywhere. As everywhere on the park's easy trails there are lots of informative signs that add... More 

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