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Makah Indian Reservation

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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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Makah Days street festival

We made the long lonely drive to Neah Bay to hike the short Cape Flattery trail which is on Makah property - beautiful views there. Easy to purchase $10 reservation permit at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hoover, Alabama
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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the long lonely drive to Neah Bay to hike the short Cape Flattery trail which is on Makah property - beautiful views there. Easy to purchase $10 reservation permit at the marina. As we came into town we realized they were having a parade and festival, turned out to be their annual Makah Days celebration with booths selling... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I very much enjoyed my visit to the Makah Indian Reservation. It was a long day trip to arrive from Port Townsend, but very lovely water views. I liked the postings as I entered advising of regulations.

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Forks, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We took a group of 16 students to visit the Makah Indian Reservation to enhance their awareness of Native American culture in the Forks area. It is a bit of a drive, but the distance is well worth it! The students enjoyed themselves and the attention they were given. We asked each student to share their favorite memory, a typically... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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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