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Address: Forks, WA
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One of three Indian reservations located on the Olympic Coast.

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Museum

The museum is probably the very best museum of its type I've ever seen in my long life. What a surprise they've created with artifacts from the Ozette dig. No photos allowed, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mona2446
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Bremerton, Washington
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Bremerton, Washington
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253 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is probably the very best museum of its type I've ever seen in my long life. What a surprise they've created with artifacts from the Ozette dig. No photos allowed, but they offer a video for $20 I couldn't resist. This is a treasure in a bleak town. I hope my family can visit some day. Worth the... More 

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Westport, Washington
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

the people here are amazing... it is like they must all be taught at an early age to respect everyone and welcome them to their town.. friendly, kind and helpful..

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Makah reservation is up by Neah Bay and includes Shi Shi beach. Some beautiful beaches and nice views across the Straits but not in Forks! See Shi Shi beach. There is also a very very good museum of Makah artifacts in Neah Bay.

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minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great stop. We enjoyed this corner of WA. Long twisty drive to get here as it is out of the way but so worth the trip. Don't miss the museum. These are kind people and deserve our respect. Glad we went there.

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pittsgrove
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Hiked the Cape Flattery Trail near Neah Bay. Well maintained, fairly steep, rewarded with Pacific Ocean views and rocky cliffs.. Also stopped for a cappuccino milkshake at the local coffee truck, which was excellent!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful drive through this area, and lots of hikes and views along the way. You are supposed to pay a $10 annual use fee to visit the surrounding areas and parks on the reservation. It is a little confusing where to purchase these - the museum has these (fee to enter museum), a market in town, and a campground. Be... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The city looks a little rough as you drive through it and I passed on stopping to get something to eat but this land is beautiful.

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1 Thank Pixtonian
Ford, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We've been to the Makah Indian Reservation for two vacations, and we really love it there. The reservation itself may appear run down and questionable, but you have never met nicer people, and the reservation really has a lot to offer- beautiful scenery, great beaches, rich history (the museum is a must), charter fishing, resorts, and a few really great... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A very nice drive to this place, the museum is a must see. realize it is a leisurely drive as the road hugs the coast and winds its way around outcroppings.

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This museum has tons of information about the Makah. It is well done and complete. The views from the cliffs are amazing and well worth the hike out to the point.

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