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Top recommendations from locals

Premise
“Interesting museum highlighting the contributions of local fisherman and cranberry farmers. There is also information about shipwrecks and local sealife as well. There are a few intact whale skeletons on the outside of the museum. A highlight is the magnificent Destruction Island [Lighthouse| Lens, housed on the museum grounds, built in France in 1888 by Henry Le Paute from the design by Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was installed in the Westport lighthouse in 1891 and operated until 1995 when it was removed by the Coast Guard and went on display at its present location. The room that houses the lighthouse is brilliantly lit - my kids loved it! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Excellent, museum featuring the history of Ocean Shores and the North Coast.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Take a step back in time and envision life as a logging tycoon like Arnold Polson. This mansion is set for a family of historic proportions including a closet filled with dresses from the 1900’s, a kitchen with formally “state-of-the-art” appliances, and a “kid magnet” model railroad. On the museum grounds, the Railroad Camp houses tools of the trade like the 1906 Polson 45 Baldwin locomotive.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The "Elton Bennett Print Gallery and Original Silkscreen Art Showroom" location #1 Is on the 2nd floor of the USPS at 620 8th Street in Hoquiam. Sun: Noon - 4pm; Mon 10am - 4pm. You get to view or purchase a full selection of his art and visit with his daughter Barbara.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends