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Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center

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Address: Olympic National Park, WA

Offers great views of Mount Olympus, Bailey Range and Mount Carrie.

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Beautiful Views

Great place for the photographer in you. Easy walk to all points and some hiking trails. Gift shop with a snack bar there also.

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for the photographer in you. Easy walk to all points and some hiking trails. Gift shop with a snack bar there also.

Thank Debramrose
Bellevue, Washington
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The views were breathtaking, the hikes was fairly easy and the whole day was amazing! The parking lots do get full early so plan on being there early in the morning or wait till after 12.

Thank Alex G
Moorhead, Minnesota
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133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

In mid-June it was still pretty chilly up here, dressing in warm layers is recommended. It was really windy and it bit through clothing quickly. The visitors center is nice, with a glass enclosed viewing area and outdoor viewing areas. There is a small cafe inside; the visitor center was closing up shop around 4 or 5 pm while we... More 

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good toilets, great t-shirts. The staff were very nice, and it has a great view from the downstairs exit.

Thank wendyandmarc2016
Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful drive to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. The views of the Olympic Cascades are great from this viewpoint.

Thank Rita J
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

we visited on a clear day so could enjoy the views of the terrain. the park ranger told us to be back down by five because snow was expected and they would be closing the road. we took our nephew who had never been. he was in awe! we drove to the end of the road to see what was... More 

Thank csjones2000
Costa Mesa, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very friendly staff with plenty of information about Hurricane Ridge and the surrounding areas. Plus plenty of neat souvenirs to buy.

Thank Cvando7
Minong, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The view is what makes Hurricane Ridge a place you shouldn't miss. The visitors center is average. But, they do have clean washrooms.

Thank Marge A
Falmouth, Maine
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a breath taking drive (and walk at the top), especially during weather - wind or rain. I was a solo driver post morning ice, so all I encountered was wind to the extent that I didn't get out and walk at the top. It was recommended to me to take the short walks and see the "backside" of... More 

Thank lisajoyw
Deer Park, Texas
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

While on a fishing a trip a family member, which had been here before, suggested we drive up and see it. Certainly pleased that it was suggested! The drive up the winding road with fantastic views was great, but the arrival at the top was fantastic. The views were stunning to say the least. Wild deer roamed near the parking... More 

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