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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

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Address: 1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Phone Number: 360 289 4617
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They were closed when we took our drive around and came upon them. But the information outside on boards was wonderful, thank you so much for having it there. It really helped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

They were closed when we took our drive around and came upon them. But the information outside on boards was wonderful, thank you so much for having it there. It really helped educate us on the Refuge and local history.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ocean Shores was a place of my childhood. We would visit there during the summer and dig razor clams and play on the beach. The Interpretive Center gave us history and s good understanding of the animals and sea life in the area. We were interested in sea birds we had noticed on the beach the day before that were... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Cycling past we stopped and popped in to take a look. There was a display of the history of the area and the people who lived there. There was a display of stuffed animals and birds which aren't my taste but does show what these animals look like. Other interesting items such as the old whaling industry. A good place... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a very informative place to go. Gives you an overview of Ocean Shores. How it was developed and some of the people responsible as well as information on the sea and plant life in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great little place to learn the history of ocean shores and about the local fish and wildlife. Allow at least an hour to spend some time in each room. Many are interactive. You can touch different types of pelts, bones, and learn about the sealife and wildlife that live in the area. A great place to take... More 

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Port Ludlow WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

For a volunteer staffed operation, the museum was well curated. Exhibits included local birds, historic shipwreck relics, artifacts from latest tsunami debri, a small auditorium with fascinating video of fledging snowy owl family in Alaska and more

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Snohomish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I came with my 4 kids. We gave them a small donation and saw what washed ashore. They let kids touch animal pelts and whale bones and shells. They had a little gift shop but it was mostly books. I read one of the reviews that listed stuffed animals, I didn't imagine taxidermied animals, they don't bother me, but they... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This a wonder place for kids of all ages has lot of history, moves of floods, shipwreck, and hands on feel of animals

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Helena, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very friendly and helpful folks manning the OSIC! Maps, books and a few interesting artifacts to enjoy. Kid friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Perfect place to come and explore. The kids always love coming here to explore. There is also playground.

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