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Olympic National Park Visitor Center

3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362-6798
360 565-3130
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Wellington, Shropshire
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A trip here first on your way to Hurricane Ridge is a must. They can tell you what to do, how long things take, weather (check out the cam for Hurricane ridge, although it was cloudy when we arrived on the ridge is we beautifully sunny (above the clouds). Ron our ranger was really friendly & helpful.

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Arlington, VA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The Olympic National Park Visitors Center is nice, but head to the one on Hurricane Ridge. The latter has more selection of merchandise, an eatery, and great bathrooms. That said, there are nice exhibits on the geography of Olympic in at the Olympic Visitors Center.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me sure you get a few maps, you will need them for the whole trip. Gift shop is worth to give a shot.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stopped here before heading out to explore the park. I found it very helpful to come here. There are maps you can take (which are very good) and there was a movie that you could watch, as well as a little bookstore/gift shop!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The staff we encountered at the four or five different stations we visited were knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. The paths were well maintained, rules were clearly posted, and maps and other materials were useful. Overall a great visit! I just wish we had more time to explore.

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Redding, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visitor center was very helpful. Offering suggestions and advice for a positive trip. Nice maps. Staff was outgoing. Excellent movie giving a quick synopsis of the park. Worth watching.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Since national parks are restrictive regarding dogs, there are two trails here at the visitor's center that are great for walking and taking your dogs. Get an early start into the park.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The rangers there knew their stuff and were friendly with their recommendations. The place was clean and easy to get around. They definitely knew their stuff.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a great time hiking throughout the park. Primarily we hiked into the many waterfalls the park has to offer. Madison Creek falls was short easy walk into a pretty waterfall with good viewing. Farther up the Ehlwa river valley we tried to hike into Wolf Creek falls. I'm not sure if we got the wrong trailhead or if... More

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Northren Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Maybe it was due to time of year we visited but the various visitor's centers added nothing to our visit except bathrooms! Generally speaking there was lovely scenery and the 3 distinct climate zones were interesting but we saw better or more beautiful examples of this in other locations in Oregon and Washington.

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