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Olympic National Park Visitor Center

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Address: 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362-6798
Phone Number: 360 565-3130
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Good place to start your national park visit

This visitor center lies at the base of the Olympic mountains where the road up to Hurricane Ridge begins. The rangers can provide information on hikes, camping, and park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This visitor center lies at the base of the Olympic mountains where the road up to Hurricane Ridge begins. The rangers can provide information on hikes, camping, and park activities as well as maps and schedules of events and ranger talks. We always stop here first to get our national park passports stamped and see if the weather is clear... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very helful people at the desk, great set of maps and curio items on display,basically a good stop for restrooms and information before embarking on your park exploration. A tip would be to eat lunch/get food while you are here (in port Angeles)as options are very limited and expensive (and stale) if you go up to Hurricane ridge like we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had no idea this park was such a beautiful place to see. The deer walked right out in front of us on a hiking trail like we were not even there. The park is a must!

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Moss Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

For many visitors, this will be the first they visit in the park. It is bare bones information and sadly outdated. Almost not worth the stop.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Rangers are available to help you plan your visit. The gift shop is small, but has badges for walking sticks, books, and post cards.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Neat little museum. Video about the park was interesting and informative, albeit the video quality left something to be desired. Overall it gave us a good feel for what to expect in the park. The gift shop had a lot of interesting and unique stuff, including some pretty cool posters. The staff was helpful in recommending where to go in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I'm not sure what to say about a national park. It's pretty out there. It's not too hot. When we went it was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The roads are well paved. Many roads do twist and turn so bring some medicine if you get car sick easily.

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Caspar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Helpful rangers, nice displays and intense sense of place. The grounds around are full of carefully planted natives. Very nicely presented.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Rangers and everyone we came into contact with was very helpful. My youngest was doing the Junior Ranger program and really enjoyed the experience. We also received good advice on some hikes

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Olympic National Park offers so many beautiful vistas, even if you are not a serious hiker. We had three great experiences that you can easily do with your kids! We hiked the paved trail to Hurricane Ridge. We must admit we were disappointed that the trail was paved, but we quickly forgot about that as we rounded corners and saw... More 

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