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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360 289 4617
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Ocean Shores
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It is an all ages interactive center. Most of the items inside have been washed up on the shores. There is also a room that tells you history of the city, and the surrounding waters. I found it to be fun, intriguing and a knowledgeable trip.

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Kenmore, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful, friendly, and very knowledgeable volunteers. However, we were only asking directions to Damon's Point, but the man managed to guide us through several of the rooms, and would not let us leave without describing multiple things to us. We though it was done to 'guilt us' into paying the $5.00 each suggested donation fee (which we did not give).... More

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were told about this place and had some free time so we went to visit. There are many rooms with all kinds of things to read and learn about and some helpful volunteers that can answer any questions. Might be a good place to take some kids that aren't too young. We found it very interesting to learn about... More

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Yakima, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The center has a lot of information and things to look at. We spent about 30 minutes inside and learned a few new things about Ocean Shores. A good stop to break up the day.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. There's many exhibits and very children friendly. Small parking area but close to marina and bay.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a place where you can read all about ocean shores and the ship wrecks that landed there. You can also see all kinds of wild life that live around the area. The center tells you all about the white snowy owl and when the best time to view them. It also gives you information about all the treasures... More

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Renton, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a small but packed with information info center. It's run by volunteers who know a lot of fun information about the Ocean Shores area. Great for young Girl or Boy Scout troops!

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Seattle
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9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Take your time, and visit this local repository of stuff... Interesting place on the southern tip of the city - with volunteers willing to chat and chat and chat about their burg. Bit outdated technologies in the place, and a bit of a maze to get through -- so if you have an hour or so to spare - go... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The eagle's nest alone is worth the visit. There is nice seahorse sculpture out front with nice flowers. You can walk along the shore after to identify what the Interpretive Center covered.

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

they have pretty good educational display. We took 2 kids there and they liked it. I also learned some about the geology and environment of the area. Staff there are very helpful and friendly. It is free. You can donate some money too.

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