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Address: WA
Activities: Dining, Driving

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Black ice

Beware that on chilly mornings there can be hard to spot black ice on the roads. We were on the way to catch the ferry to Canada when we encountered some. Nearly got killed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
CarmichaelVentura
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California
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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
1,082 attraction reviews
685 helpful votes 685 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Beware that on chilly mornings there can be hard to spot black ice on the roads. We were on the way to catch the ferry to Canada when we encountered some. Nearly got killed.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We took a ferry from Vancouver Island and drove to Kalaloch Lodge for two nights. There were so many and varied sights on the Olympic peninsula, we were sorry we did not have more time there. The coastal areas, the rain forest and the stunning cedars are only part of the natural beauty of the peninsula. As others have noted,... More 

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Bellingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Spent Labor Day weekend hiking the Oly Pen route from Cape Alava to Point of Arches. The last day between Seafield and the Point was extremely difficult. Their are headlines that have to be climbed over because they cannot be rounded due to the tides. You have to carefully watch your tide chart -- particularly if there are no low... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
16 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

After nearly 20 years of promising ourselves to do it, we finally made our drive around the Olympic Peninsula. Several things surprised us. One was simply the distances - 575 miles for the loop from our Bainbridge Island home, and much of it comparatively slow driving. We took four days for the trip, and had we wanted to see some... More 

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København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Olympic Peninsula is a stunning place and ideal for people who wish to explore nature and see an amazing variety of natural sights - forests, mountains, lakes, coastal areas... and maybe particularly for people who want to do this in a less touristic place than some of the better know national parks in the US. In many places you... More 

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Canfield, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Olympic National Park may not be totally accessible but don't let that stop you! There are plenty of areas in the park that a wheelchair user or power scooter/chair user can enjoy. Even many of the trails are accessible at least in part and there are many outlooks, vistas, Visitor Centers, etc that are totally accessible.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A wonderful week was spent exploring the Olympic Peninsula. And it was a beautiful hot September week to top it off. Started out on Whidbey Island, staying at Fort Casey Park with our R.V. right beside the Coupville, Port Townsend Ferry Terminal. You need reservations starting this year, but last year you didn't and it was nice to pull in... More 

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Ventura, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
116 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I just returned from the Olympic Peninsula, its one of my favorite places. I'll add to the others info by saying that you MUST visit the Makah Museum in Neah Bay, it is one of the most interesting places I have ever been, not to mention the most scenic. The drive out to it takes several hours, but you won't... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

There are so many things to see and do all within a few hours of eachother and all so diverse. The Olympic national park is a must see destination that is perfect for families. Camping in the coastline of the pacific ocean is a real thrill. The temperate rainforrest is a world in itself and the huge trees are amazing.... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

The olympic Peninsula, of Washington is a "definite must place" for everyones holiday visit, it has the utmost in scenery (a enthusiasts dream), the snow-caped mountains and their glaciers are a true gift from mother nature. Dense forests harbor frequently seen wildlife; deer, elk, bear, rabit, squirrel, coyote, bald eagles a pleanty, many speecies of waterfoul and fish, and I... More 

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