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“So much fun! Watch the Yaks, they will slobber all over you!”

Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Sequim
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Owner description: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.
Kirkland, Washington
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101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“So much fun! Watch the Yaks, they will slobber all over you!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Laugh out loud fun. The animals will get their heads right inside your car but; they were harmless. You will see Elk, Yaks, Wolfs, Zebras, Tigers, Lions, Dancing Bears, Donkeys, Deer, etc.

Visited July 2013
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Renton, Washington
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“A long hike, but worth it!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had been here before, but this was the first time we've hiked all the way out to the lighthouse. It is a long hike (11 miles roundtrip) over rocks, sand, and driftwood - but well worth it! The scenery is beautiful with the waves and the mountains behind - and countless photo ops with the cool driftwood that has washed up! We're not particularly rugged hikers - it took us 2 1/2 hours each way, and we stayed at the lighthouse for quite a while, having lunch and resting a bit.

Be sure to take the tour of the lighthouse - the guest "keepers" were friendly, the view from the top of the lighthouse is incomparable. There's a nice clean public restroom and fresh water to fill your bottles for the return trip.

Do check the tide schedule before you head out - the last couple of miles of our hike back came near high tide, and made the hiking much more difficult, over the rocks and driftwood. Our advice - try to arrive a couple of hours before low tide, to give yourself time to hike out and back well before high tide.

Visited August 2013
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wash dc
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244 reviews
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“Sculptural driftwood on a fascinating spit”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Walk along the spit as far as you can (we did about 2 miles) and you will see the most interesting driftwood the size of immense trees. The beach also had Pacific kelp that looked like long bull whips with a bulb at the end.

Visited August 2013
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Seattle
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“Interesting place to visit”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a very interesting place to visit, although with a 4 and 7 year old we were limited in our options. We couldn't walk all the way to the lighthouse, which would have been a great trip, instead we walked the spit for a bit and the kids played with all the driftwood and watched the waves. It was nice, but I think in another 3 or 4 years we may try again when the kids are old enough to take a shot at walking the to the lighthouse. It was cool and windy so if you go take plenty of layers ...

Visited August 2013
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manistee, United States
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“Beautiful scenery”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Wow! Great weather, scenery and got great pics of baby bald eagles and seal and her baby. There were a number of places to stop and view scenery. We did not walk out to the lighthouse as the walk is 5 miles and no restrooms, so we just didn't feel prepared to chance it. Walked around the area and enjoyed the weather and scenery. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2013
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