Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula
Attractions, Travel and Recreation
Olympic Coast Discovery Center - Conveniently located in the Landing building on the Port Angeles waterfront, the center introduces visitors from across the nation and around the world to the National Marine Sanctuary System and especially to Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Maps, interactive kiosks, a video theater and hands-on displays present the major themes of conservation, science and exploration, and maritime heritage.
Fiero Marine Life Center - The FMLC is fondly known in the community as “the jewel of the waterfront”. It hosts public exhibits representative of the marine life inhabiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It provides classroom space for marine science related programs, and it has a small laboratory for studies. Many world-renowned experts have visited the FMLC to share their stories with the community.
NatureBridge - Dedicated to teaching science and environmental education in nature’s classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.
Port Angeles Heritage Tours - Port Angeles is a city steeped in history as a logging center of the Olympic Peninsula. The downtown area was raised in the early 1900s and many older buildings were lost until the remains were recently discovered and are undergoing a remarkable renovation.
The Museum at Carnegie - Operated by the Clallam County Historical Society, this museum presents a small but extremely well done depiction of Clallam County history, the county in which Port Angeles is located. The museum is within walking distance of the ferry terminal and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Though no fee is charged, a donation of $2 for adults and $5 for families are suggested. For additional information, contact the Clallam County Historical Society at 360/452-2662.
Olympic Raft and Kayak - River rafting, sea kayaking, guided tours.
Sound Bikes & Kayaks – Kayaks, bikes, tours classes, rentals.
Adventures Through Kayaking – Kayaking, mountain biking, stand up paddleboarding.
All Points Charters & Tours – Full service tour services with special winter shuttle services to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
Olympic Game Farm - Have a wild experience at the Olympic Game farm, offering daily driving tours of the game farm, and seasonally foot guided tours.
The Cutting Garden - tour 2.5 acres of spectacular perennial gardens and grounds (on week-ends, call 360-670-8671 for availability), an acre of U-Cut flowers, and an acre of U-cut lavender, open June-September, dawn to dusk.
Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm - Lavender Farm in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, tour the farm, walk the purple fields and shop in the gift store.
Purple Haze Lavender - The premier lavender farm in Washington. You pick, tours and a gift store.
7 Cedars Casino – Nestled in a lush valley overlooking Sequim Bay, 7 Cedars Casino offers an amazing world of fun and games. Live entertainment, delicious dining experiences and games including: table Games, Slots, Poker, & Televised Sporting Events. Plan to visit their Northwest Native Expressions art gallery. The Gallery features traditional and contemporary artwork by Northwest Coast Native Americans and other artists. 7 Cedars offers a complimentary Shuttle bus between the Casino and Port Angeles. A Shuttle runs daily seven days a week connecting Port Angeles to the Casino. A special run can be made for parties of 6 or more – Please call (360) 683-7777 ex 736 in advance for shuttle reservations.
Elwha River Casino – 7000 square feet of FUN – with over 100 electronic slot machines, a full service deli, a barista bar and a daily shuttle service into Port Angeles. Day or night, there’s something for everyone. Home of the hottest slots in town. The River’s Edge Deli offers fantastic homemade baked goods…scones, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, bigfoot cookies, and much, much more!
Makah Museum - in Neah Bay. Take a trip out to Cape Flattery and visit one of the nation’s finest tribal museums. Here you can experience first hand the life of pre-contact Makah people. The permanent exhibits include artifacts from the Ozette collection, uncovered from a Makah village partially buried by a mudslide nearly 500 years ago. You will discover a full-size replica long house, and four cedar dug-out canoes. Whaling, sealing, and fishing gear, basketry and other tools are also on display, preserved by the unique conditions created by the mudslide. The Museum shop includes carvings, basketry, and jewelry made by Makah artists.
Points of Interest
Sol Duc Hot Springs – Tucked away in the Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Hot springs welcomes weary traveler with natural mineral pools to relax. Discover the comforts of Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
Olympic National Park – Official Web site for the Olympic National Park System.
Elwha River Restoration – The largest dam remnoval project in U.S. history.
Olympic National Forest – Information on Olympic National Forest, Campgrounds, Rules and Regulations.
Guide to Bird Watching – Audubon Society on the Olympic Peninsula.
Area Lodging – Bed & Breakfast
Hotels/Motels in Port Angeles
Red Lion Inn - Unique central location means just a short block from the downtown area and steps from the scenic “Discovery Trail”.
The Downtown Hotel – Centrally located in the picturesque city of Port Angeles
Days Inn – Heated pool and covered spa.
Royal Victorian Motel - 20 room non-smoking motel with free Wi-Fi
Port Angeles Inn – Harbor view on one side and Olympic Mountains on the other.
All View Motel – Warm hospitality nestled at the base of the Olympic Mountains.
Olympic Lodge – Surrounded by spectacular views of the Olympic Mountain Range.
Lake Crescent Lodge – Nestled in the scenic Olympic National Park on the shores of Lake Crescent, this historic lodge is only a short drive west of Port Angeles.
Hotels/Motels in Forks
Resorts/RV Parks of the North Olympic Peninsula
Sunset Marine Resort - Vintage Beach Resort on the pristine waters of Sequim Bay.
Guides to Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula
Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Your source for detailed information about area attractions, events and lodging in Port Angeles.
Olympic Peninsula Guide – Visitor Guide to the Olympic Peninsula.
Sequim Chamber of Commerce – Your source for detailed information about area attractions, events and lodging in Sequim.
Forks Chamber of Commerce – Your source for detailed information about area attractions, events and lodging in Forks.
Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce – Your source for detailed information about area attractions, events and lodging in Clallam Bay.
Jefferson County – Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce – The place to go to learn about lodging, events and the history of beautiful Port Townsend, Washington
Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau – Seattle events and maps.
Map of the Olympic Peninsula - Helpful information for planning your trip