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Coastal Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
+1 360-289-4617
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Nice informative ladies work there

I was driving around looking for interesting places to explore and found this center. It has many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ladyhawk555
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Bandon, Oregon
More than you expect inside!

From the outside, this place looks so tiny, you might not expect much. But inside are rooms that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ginger W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Hands-on learning experience, natural and cultural history of the area. Open 10-4 seven days a week. No entry fee required, but donations are welcome.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
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+1 360-289-4617
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"stuffed animals"
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"learning center"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was driving around looking for interesting places to explore and found this center. It has many neat displays, geared towards all age groups. It also has some informative books for purchase in the gift shop. They also let me bring my dog in and...More

Thank Ladyhawk555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, this place looks so tiny, you might not expect much. But inside are rooms that just keep going! Lots of hands-on displays for children, but so much more. History of the area, including native tribes, shipwrecks, farming, fishing, earthquakes. Displays and information...More

Thank Ginger W
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We arrived at 9:35 on a Sunday morning and saw that they didn't open until 10:00. Some was inside just turning on the lights. He unlocked the door and welcomed us in to explore. This is a non-profit interpretive center run without any government funding...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

To learn about the costal arean it's a great place for adults and children. The staff is knowledgeable and the displays wonderful.

Thank Barbara T
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We've been here before but we were excited to come back. The kids and adults both love all the cool rooms and information and displays. It's a must if you come to Ocean Shores.

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

this is an excellent facility to learn about Ocean Shores as well as the Pacific Coast. The staff are very helpful. there is no cost but a donation would help the cause.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I learned a lot in this little interpretive center. The manager is so nice. She let us in on a day when they were closed just because she was there. Tons of information on the area and its natural resources. Some native items and some...More

Thank worldshopper27
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

👍Had a great time out of the pouring rain. No cheap but worth it. Especially great if ur there for multiple days

Thank Traveling_Salesman56
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Center is full of information. Our children enjoyed all the displays and especially all the interactive displays. The volunteer in charge was very patient and explained lots of things to our kids. We stayed for a couple hours and could have stayed longer. Lots...More

Thank M C
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

What a pleasant surprise for a small area. Very well done - very informative. Definitely visit! Book area, history, information

Thank lanam490
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Response from Beth H | Property representative |
Our trail behind the center is only about a quarter of a mile loop. While it's not very long, it does display native coastal plant and forest habitats. It is easy and relaxed, great for children! This is not to be confused... More
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