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Coastal Interpretive Center

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caminorey wrote a review Oct 13
Vancouver, Washington170 contributions39 helpful votes
The center was in remodel mode so we could not go inside but there’s plenty to see and learn from outside exhibits and a nature trail If you like coastal history it’s a must stop
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shannon wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is a great museum that offers so much information about the history and nature of the area. We ended up spending much more time here than anticipated. This is a great rainy day top but interesting anytime. Ship wrecks, Pat Boone, Whales, taxidermy animals, pelts to touch, and so much cool stuff. Great little gift shop and friendly docents.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Roberta H wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Pleasant Lady Docents. Bought a few books for Gifts. Not hard to find. Take your time, if you decide to visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Ziggy T wrote a review Dec 2019
27 contributions30 helpful votes
If you have young children stay away!!! All the animals in this place are dead and some stuffed. My 6 year-old still talks about the dead creepy things.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Eloise B wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington19 contributions5 helpful votes
If you're spending any time at all in Ocean Shores, you should be sure to stop in at the Coastal Interpretive Center. Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, the Center is a mini natural history museum, its rooms filled with specimens of the local wildlife. Here you will learn about the mammals, birds, insects and also shells, rocks and geological formations of the peninsula. There's a good exhibit on the Quinault Nation as well. It doesn't take a lot of time to tour the Center, but it's worth it - you will be so much more informed as you go out beach combing afterwards.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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