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Westport Maritime Museum

2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
360-268-0078
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Westport
Type: Specialty Museums
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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Drove by and saw a huge whale skeleton and had to stop. Pretty awesome and recommend visiting. they have a full outdoor display within glass of the whale, and other marine life and kids may also find it fascinating.

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Issaquah, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum has a fabulous display of the French-made lenses that used to serve mariners from the local, historic light house. This plus full-sized whale and related skeletons makes this a great stop for all ages.

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Des Moines, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice little museum housed in a former Coast Guard facility. Easy way to learn a little history about Westport and Gray's Harbor. Being able to view, up close the Fresnel lens and tour the well preserved buildings were worth the price ($5 per) of admission. The inter-active activity room for children can make it fun for kids. Easy walk to... More

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Knowledgeable staff, lots on display, varied information on local history of Westport and surrounding area. Great history on Coast Guard too. Be sure to visit the adjacent building to see the Fresnel Light too.

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Summerland
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40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a great spot to spend time. Walk all the way to the end of the road and see the boardwalk. Buy fish from the little fish shack on the pier - it is so fresh and food and the prices are not out of line. We went back twice and would go again if we were in the area.

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Seattle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stopping here (and the Grays Harbor Lighthouse) was a last minute decision, but well worth the extra time. An interesting time in Westport's history. Learning about, and seeing in person, the Destruction Island Lighthouse Lens was awesome!

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Duvall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just off the beaten a few ft, but very interesting.. Learned a lot about the local marine life, wales, and a very good history of the waling industry.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Westport is a small community with a lot of heart. Not as busy As Ocean Shores but there are things to see and do. In June they have Pirates Daze and the town becomes very active. The lookout tower is newer and very well located. There is a paved walking trail from near the lighthouse to very near town.

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Forks, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a small museum in the old Coast Guard station. It has a good collection of artifacts both from the Coast Guard and Lighthouse and also from the local community. They also have displays on ships and shipwrecks, fishing and whaling, cranberries, logging, the local community, the ocean and ocean life and have a children's discovery area. They also... More

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Westport, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I visited Westport several years ago for the first time. We kept coming back because of the many different amenities this little town has to offer, like great surfing, fishing, the incredible beaches and last but not least the Grays Harbor Lighthouse and the Westport Maritime Museum. So many wonderful artifacts from days gone by are on... More

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