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Makah Indian Reservation

Forks, WA
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Forks
Type: Reservations
Description: One of three Indian reservations located on the Olympic Coast.
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Newberry, MI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I was shocked to see reviews of unfriendly locals. We encountered only very friendly people! The area is beautiful. Cape Flattery and the Makah Museum are must sees. It is a poverty stricken area, but you can see the people care about their culture and are trying to improve their lives.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had expected to find a beautiful, family-friendly coastal town with beautiful nature and friendly people, but we were very disappointed. First, on the way there, every local car tailgates you even if you are going over speed limit, and expects you to pull over (that is not always possible). One car tailgated me for almost two miles, honking the... More

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Mesa, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

While stopping at the museum to purchase our Cape Flattery Trail parking pass, we decided to visit the museum as well. Unique native historical items, good history, nice gift store with native made crafts. Photo taking not allowed in the museum. Grounds were neat and clean.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

There is a world class museum about the Makah people, a lovely little craft store, Raven's Corner, which is well worth the visit if you like authentic Native American crafts. There is also Cape Flattery which is one of the best hikes and vies in the region.

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The walk out through the reservation was scenic and peaceful. The walkway was a little uneven at places, but with a little care all was good. The scenery and views at the end of the walk was just unbelievable. So rugged yet serene.

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a very nice reservation we visited when going to Cape Flattery. The folks we met were very friendly and helpful. The Makah heritage museum and Cape Flattery are absolute musts! It's worth the drive, I promise :)

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We traveled to the Makah Reservation so we could go to Cape Flattery. We stopped at the museum to buy our $10 car pass to be on the reservation. While we were there we decided to tour the museum for an extra $5 per person. It was a very interesting museum. We enjoyed it very much. Definitely worth seeing.

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Top Contributor
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Nothing much here but was passing through to Neah Bay and Cape Flattery. Did have lunch at Linda's Wood fired Grill and this was very simple but delicious.

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Quincy, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

How can you not fall in love with the Makah Indian Reservation!!! The Museum is a must stop as is the Cape Flattery Hike!!! Along with all the colorful locals and the 4th of July fireworks are some of the best I've seen!!!

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The Bay Area
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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Visiting Neah Bay and the Makah was quite an experience. Although the entry was presaged by road signs such as "Meth is Death" , the experience was nothing like those a causal visitor has on, say, Lakota, Paiute, Navajo rez lands. Houses were neat, with flowers and hedges, trimmed yards. A large, well-stocked market and an enormous gym! The locals... More

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