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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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Interpretive Center

Very interesting with lots of things that have washed up on the beach and things that came from the sea. Very educational place and the people running it were very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting with lots of things that have washed up on the beach and things that came from the sea. Very educational place and the people running it were very knowledgeable about the area and animal around there.

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Ocean Shores Washington USA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely introduction to North Coast history, while providing education about the ocean ecosystem that the majestic Pacific Ocean is home to. The exhibits offer fascinating stories, and a range of astounding ocean artifacts. The volunteers are interesting and so informative. Prepare to be charmed.

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Vernal, Utah, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It may not look like a whole lot from the outside, but step inside and prepared to be captivated for a while. Whatever your interest -- animals, shipping, etc. -- you are sure to find something to entertain you and/or the kids, especially if kept indoors due to the near-constant rain.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The facility was set up to teach you about all the different aspects of coastal environments. They teach a little history about the area and the let you explore at your own pace. They answered all question in a professional manner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A good bit of history and nature knowledge. Becky was very helpful and pleasant to talk to. This is a must visit if you are on the south end of the jetty. Great place to start a beach walk out to Damon Point.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

this is a wonderful place to come and learn all about Ocean Shores, it's rich history and culture. Lots of artifacts to look at. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. There's even a geocache behind this facility. I highly recommend stopping by here, whether you're her alone, with you honey or an entire family. They even have a small playground for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have taken the kids there many times and each time we find something new. We were at the beach and found something we did not know what is was and took one there and the volunteers knew exactly what is was and gave us a whole history on them. My girls even earned a badge there, they help was... More 

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Washington, the State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just reading the outside posting at the Center is helpful - but, come inside and explore! Had a great discussion with he docent on duty. Various rooms with shellfish, geology, maritime and Native American history, and Ocean Shores specific information. Nice little gift shop, too.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went with a 7 year old and 10 year old, on a very blustery February weekend. The docents were knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and informative on all sorts of local ocean history and information. The center is small, but very hands on.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are from out of town looking for history about the Ocean Shores Peninsular and Beach wash-up treasures. There is a lot of yard art to view if you find the Center closed.

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