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Come aboard Lady Washington, a full-scale reproduction of the first American vessel to visit the west coast of North America and the Hawaiian Chieftain
Ilwaco  June 6-8
Gray's Harbor June 10-12
Port Angeles  June 23 - 25

39th annual Driftwood Sculpture Show, Demonstrations, unfinished driftwood for sale, handcrafted birdhouses and raffle tickets  Cole Convention Center Sequim June 14, 15

Construction of Fort Canby began in July 1863 with additions made until WWII.  The park also includes s visitor center commemorating  Lewis and Clark reaching the Pacific Ocean and access to Cape Disappointment and North Head Lights.  Camping, picnicing, boating, also available.

The World Kite Museum in Long Beach celebrates the achievements and magic of kiting world-wide.  Museum includes workshops, displays and featured exhibits from Japanese to English to Sport Kits.  


The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is home to the The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftan, replicas of 1700's sailing vessels.  The Seaport also offers sailing programs, charters, learning center and Seaport Landing which will include a 130 ft replica bark rigged lumber "schooner", which will give the appearance of a vessel ready to depart. 

Westport Maritime Museum - Housed in the former Coast Guard Station, this museum houses cranberry, fishing, whaling, and wildlife museum and is home to the historic Destruction Island First Order Fresnel Lens. Don't miss the opportunity to view the lens, with over 1,000 prisms, lit and rotating.

Willapa Seaport Museum displays numerous artifacts from the regions nautical past.  Kids will especially enjoy the life-size fishing boat, as well as a complete set of nets, lines, hooks, poles, and other tools of the fisherman’s trade. Also a nice collection of period and modern art.  Raymond

Carriage Museum features a collection of 20 horse drawn carriages, buggies and sleighs.  Raymond, next to the Seaport Museum

Pacific County Courthouse, dubbed 'The Gilded Palace of Extravagance' was built in 1909.  It is on the National Register and, with its art glass done, is a beautiful building to view. South Bend

Pacific County Museum has an extensive exhibit on the area's natural,  native, transportation,  maritime, and cultural history.  11-4, weekdays South Bend

The Polson Museum in Hoquiam houses 17 rooms of fascinating history including period costumes, 1920's kitchen, and native artifacts.  Children especially enjoy the Little Hoquiam Railroad and a quaint child's dollhouse.

If you ever wanted to learn anything about loggers of the past and their tools of the trade, the Forks Timber Museum is the place to stop. The museum displays exhibit local history dating back to the 1870s.

Makah Cultural Center is one of the finest tribal museums in the nation.  View extensive displays of the Makah people in Neah Bay.

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is the west-most museum of contemporary art in the contiguous United States.  Of particular interest is the outdoor exhibition, opened with more than forty works by some three dozen Northwest artists.

Sequim Museum features a variety of exhibits displaying the unique heritage of the area as well as Ice age treasures from land and sea with the Mastadon exhibit, mammoth tusks and whalebones.

The Jefferson County Museum is located in Port Townsend's historic City Hall, dedicated in 1892, and contains four floors of artifacts, archives, family history and photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quinault Beach Resort Casino

Quinalt Beach Resort  - Located On the Beach and Nestled Amidst Over 200 Acres of Protected Wetlands, This Brand New Resort and Casino Is Washington's Premier Coastal Destination

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Juan de Fuca Cottages - Perched on a 50 ft bluff overlooking Dungeness Bay, beach shared with the Wildlife Refuge, views of Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness spit and lighthouse, Olympic Mountains, and across from Victoria B.C. 

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