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Olympic Peninsula

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Ranked #353 of 1,060 Attractions in Washington
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Dining, Driving
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English first
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
16 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
97 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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