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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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The volunteers are very concerned about the funding of their center. They were personable and promoted the town of Ocean Shores and it's businesses. This is a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The volunteers are very concerned about the funding of their center. They were personable and promoted the town of Ocean Shores and it's businesses. This is a wonderful education center to get out of the wind, rain, or a day when you have had to much sun. When I visit a new area I like to know about it and... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have volunteered at the center many time over the past years and every time I go there I learn something new -- Great place for Children and adults to visit while in Ocean Shores

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

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
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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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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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