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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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Extremely helpful folks, the best that I have seen in more than 300 other Nat Parks

I have been to more than 300 of the U.S. National Parks in USA and sincerely believe that this is the best one that I have seen. The volunteers are exceptionally friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to more than 300 of the U.S. National Parks in USA and sincerely believe that this is the best one that I have seen. The volunteers are exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, and want to answer your questions. It is a must stop before going anywhere in the Olympic National Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Follow the crowd or head off on you own through the deep powder (register first an heed the Avalanche warnings), the Ridge offers skiing and snowshoeing adventure for all ages and abilities.

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Although Olympic National Park is fantastic, this visitor center primarily fills the utilitarian need of providing visitors basic information. Located just outside the city, it is situated in a location that has a suburban feel rather than a park feel and arriving just after it opened on a nice August morning, we were surprised how busy the center already was... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Awesome guides - would come here again to explore - winter snowshoeing was awesome! Definitely check the Hurricane Ridge webcam before you go. They often have chain up restrictions and close the road on the way up due to extreme weather. The visitor center has all the info regarding trails, and the National Park.

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I was surprised by how small this Visitor Center is for such a large park. It doesn't have that much at all and in fact is one of the smallest NP visitor centers that I have seen. There is a cool trail out back worth hiking but I was unable to even fill a full half hour inside the building.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The park employees were so nice. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge was beautiful. They offered suggestions and help before we drove up the mountain.

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Washington
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Just before Christmas and my son and daughter in law are visiting. We went to the park, almost no one there. We stayed at the Crescent Lake Lodge in a cabin and brought the dog. The Lodge was decorated for Christmas, we played games by the fire. Next day we drove around the park, again, almost no one out and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Easy to find. Very busy and not enough staff for the crowd but each staff person appeared very helpful. Lots of information about the area and maps.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We picked up our permits and our bear canisters and were out in 30 min.They told us what we needed to know about the weather and off we went. We returned the canisters, you have to clean them at a cleaning station.Nice staff

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This park is almost 1 million acres large and receives more than 3 million visitors a year. I would say 90 percent of those visitors don't venture any more than 5 miles into the park though it is possible to hike from the north edge of the park, over the mountains and out to the south side of the park.... More 

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