Olympic National Park Main Visitor Center and Wilderness Information Center

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Key Info

600 East Park Ave.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Hiking, Recreation, Tours, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

According to recent visitors, this should be your first stop in the park. Found in Port Angeles, Washington, the center houses exhibits about Olympic National Park's natural and cultural history, a hands-on "Discovery Room" for kids, a 25-minute orientation film, the "Mosaic of Diversity," a bookstore and two short nature trails just outside the center. Visitors call the "rangers exceptionally knowledgeable and very friendly" and say the staff is very helpful.

Access to the center is included in park admission. The center is open daily, but hours vary according to season. Generally, it's open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check the NPS website for the most up-to-date opening and closing times. Access to the center is free. 

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