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Makah Cultural and Research Center

1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
+1 360-645-2711
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A good place to visit in Neah Bay

We visited in late December--the weather was cold--but museum attendant very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
College Station, Texas
lots of great pictures, and interesting details

only a few mins to go around as we left it til we got back from cape Flattery so 16.20 - 1655 as... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Inside the cultural center is a scale model of a typical Makah village of the last century.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in late December--the weather was cold--but museum attendant very friendly and knowledeable. They had a great gift shop--and we benefitted from end of the year sales.

Thank txtraveller16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

only a few mins to go around as we left it til we got back from cape Flattery so 16.20 - 1655 as they closed at 17.00 Had a gift shop , and the pictures - best, - and the mockup of the living area...More

Thank valdree
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited this modest-sized museum at Neah Bay to learn more about the history and culture of the local Native American Tribe, the Makahs. The museum was established to protect and display a sample of the numerous artifacts excavated from the prehistoric village of Ozette...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a really educational location and it was amazing to see how the Makah tribe lived and thrived. I would highly suggest going if you are interested in Native American history. They do not allow photos of the exhibits, but they explain in a...More

Thank Madelyn K
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Small but well-done museum focusing on the Makah Nation and archeological finds from the village of Ozette, which was buried in a mudslide. Nicely presented with interesting artifacts, displays, and photographs. Spent about an hour here and bought a couple gifts at the shop.

Thank SKFM
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Museum is well done with you going through the artifacts by the seasons. So great that they found so many from the village that had been covered by a mudslide. The long house was a nice touch. Well worth a stop if you're in the...More

Thank Jane and Bob F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We really like it. It gives you a feel for the history of the tribe. Well worth your time. This is the high point of a visit to Neah Bay

Thank TravelLady51
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Very fascinating introduction to Ozette and Makah history. $5 entry but worth it. The history of the area is so interesting. Take time to read all the historical notes, see implements, kayaks and whaling and fishing lore. How the village was destroyed and how our...More

Thank _ken4541
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I went directly here after my hike up on Cape Flattery. I wanted to know more. So glad I followed my curiosity. I entered and started to read and analyze the exhibits. The Makah lived off the bounty of the sea. They hunted whales and...More

Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum hold over 40,000 artifacts discovered from an old Indian site that was buried in a landslide a few hundred years ago. The started excavating the sire in the 1960s, and now they have this museum to display everything. The Makah Tribe depended on...More

Thank AF_Hiker
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13 October 2016|
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Response from Sequim132 | Reviewed this property |
I agree about an hour to visit the museum. If like us you enjoy video presentations the one at the end of your walk through the museum is very good with tribal elder stories. The hike only takes about 20 minutes each way... More