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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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Fun for the whole family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Museum, hands on children/adult learning, somewhat a fossilized animal zoo. The Interpretive Center has everything local-past to present. Donation to enjoy, and local volunteers to guide you through the center. It is right off Damon Point, so you can leave and start your own explorations.

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Shelton, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Looking for something to do in rainy weather we decided to check this place out. I'm so glad we did! Interesting and the exhibits were well done.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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75 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 attraction reviews
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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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