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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
541-912-6734
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Depoe Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Carry has done an incredible job with this museum. The exhibits are interesting and easily accessible to even the littlest of visitors (our 15 month old!). You can see her passion for her work in it all. I like the museum especially because it's small enough that your interest is maintained throughout. We also went whale watching. Our guide was... More

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had the pleasure of visiting this museum before setting out on a whale watching trip. The exhibits covered all kinds of sea life, and packed a lot of information into a relatively small space. We especially enjoyed there being a few "touch" items, to satisfy the curiosity of kids and adults alike. The museum was working on a new... More

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our host and owner of the tours and museum, Carry, was so gracious and just gave an awesome, informational tour. We ranged in ages from ages 6-40 and it was fun for everyone.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The museum is informative and provides an excellent starting point for the real adventure, going out with one of the zodiacs to observe Gray Whales feeding in shallow water out along the coast near Depoe Bay. Carrie and her lovely dog are doing a fantastic job in getting her passion for whales and their protection across. The trip out of... More

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Central Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Carrie Newell's Whale, Sea Life, and Shark Museum has many displays of marine life, along with placards that explain some of the interesting facts about them. My wife and I signed up for the whale watching tour at 2 p.m. on June 10, 2014, and looked through the museum for a while before we went. They do charge for the... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When my wife and I travel we look for ways to enjoy ourselves while improving our minds; hey, learn something new everyday, right? The museum looks quaint from the road, but inside is so many things of interest it will take hours to absorb it all. Perfect place to spend some of the "rainy time" on the Oregon Coast. Suggest... More

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Magnolia Springs, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Out of all the whale boat tours available in Depoe Bay, this was the most recommended due to the owner and research scientist Carrie Newell. Her museum is entertaining and insightful. She so offers a whale eco tour that I took and loved. The whale tour meets at her museum so you can watch her opening video. You are then... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

An educational stop. Great personnel and a fantastic trip to boot. If you go to Depoe Bay you must stop.

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Newport, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I spent quite a while in the museum. Several other visitors were there but that didn't stop Stephanie from checking in with us and answering our questions. It was a great experience.

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Silverton, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The lady that was the only staff member there was very friendly and helpful. For awhile we were the only ones in the museum and she took the time to walk us through some of it and explain all the whale pictures. She was very informative and knowledgeable. We will be coming back in August or September per her suggestion... More

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