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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360 289 4617
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Escalon, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We happened upon this museum & were very surprised to find so much there. The man there was very informative & friendly. The "hands on" museum was so much fun. Great place to take children of all ages. Free admission, but they gladly accept donations.

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Belfair, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took the grand kids ages 6-10 and they loved it. From The hands on exhibits to the seashell room. Informative and kid friendly to keep their attention. Free but donations appreciated.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So much information packed in to a small place. The volunteers had so much knowledge and were so friendly. It is a hands on experience, there are very few this in the exhibit you can't touch and hold. Worth the visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went here based on the Trip Advisor reviews and was pleasantly surprised. There's some very interesting displays here and the volunteers are really nice and welcoming. Everything is hands on and my kids were quite interested in the exhibits. There's even a little playground in back. I didn't have any cash on me so I am mailing them a... More

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Shelton, Washington
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a nice free place to visit. Has lots of local history of shipwrecks, animals, sealife, pioneers, and local artifacts. Great volunteers to answer any question. Has over 6 rooms of artifacts to view and wander through. Loved it!!!

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Forks, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lots of stuff to learn about here, the place is crammed full. I got here a little while before they closed and there was so much to look at that I couldn't see everything. The volunteers were very friendly and let me stay while they closed the books and I still had to rush round and didn't see everything. This... More

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lots of stuff to look at and learn about. The staff was very friendly. Take the nature trail hike, too.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I enjoyed learning about the area and the creatures that inhabit it. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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