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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

Address: 1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Phone Number: 360 289 4617
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Omaha, Nebraska
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped in here to check it out and we found lots of interesting information and local history. Quite a bit of hands-on stuff too for kids and enough items to keep them interested and occupied. Definitely worth a stop when visiting Ocean Shores.

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Yelm, Washington, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great place to take the family to learn about the eco systems and history of the area! Lots of exhibits and hands on things too with some videos you an watch :)

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Yelm, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this is an old style museum. it has some interesting artifacts. Not in downtown it is to the east so get directions.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped here looking for a good book after an afternoon on Damon Point. The center is staffed by friendly, well informed volunteers and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The gift shop is stocked with books by local authors, field guides, and a number of reference and history books written about the area. There are many hands on exhibits which are... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This interpretive center is very informative about the history of Ocean Shores, the plantlife, wildlife and maritime industry. There are several interesting exhibits. The interpretive center is even more impressive in the fact that it as all done by local volunteers who have a passion for their city. We go every time and always bring something new away from our... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Ocean Shores Interpretive Center is located in what is known as "The Natural Side of Ocean Shores", on the south end of the peninsula, near the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation are and the new planned vacation village of Oyhut Bay. The well thought out exhibits sprawl through several buildings and additions in a maze of sorts of natural wonder. Expect... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This center features local nature items, beachcomber finds, and some nautical artifacts. It is an interesting place for a short visit.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

There is always a docent if you have questions. There is a small gift shop with a decent collection of books. Not a touristy one with lots of knick knack stuff. The exhibits are very informative covering both historical and natural history. A real gem. Supported by volunteers and donations rather than expensive entry fees, so please be generous.

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Seattle, Washington, Usa
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stumbled on the delightful Coastal Interpretive Center on our way to Damon Point. It doesn't look very big or impressive on the outside, but it is surprising how much is there. Piles of whale bones and baleen, pelts of beavers, an alarmingly large stuffed sea otter, seashells, birds, and much more. Pelts, shells, bones, and much more can be... More

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BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited today on our drive down to Quinault. Very informative about the area and its history. The staff encourage interaction with the exhibits and are extremly passionate with what they do.There is no admission fee but donations are happily accepted.

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