“A place to spark your senses.”

“Whether you seek outdoor adventure on land or water, a hefty slice of culture and history, or a little luck at the gaming tables, the Olympic Peninsula has plenty to offer. Sleep beneath the stars, towering trees, or the rafters of historic waterside lodges. Drive a 61-mile coastline stretch deemed to be one of the most scenic in the region. Feed your appetite for land and water adventure, and save room for farm-to-table far and some of the best fresh seafood your palate can imagine.”

Peninsula Facts

  • The Peninsula region is the large arm of land in Western Washington that lies across Puget Sound and contains Olympic National Park
  • There are 100,000 more acres of wilderness in the Olympic National Park than the entire acreage of Rhode Island
  • The Olympic Peninsula is home to the only rainforests in the continental United States
  • The Quinault Valley is called the “Valley of the Giants” because 6 of the world’s largest species of evergreens reside there
  • Fans of the Twilight series will recognize the towns of Forks and La Push as the backdrops of the movies
  • The Hoh Rainforest is a prime spot to see herds of Roosevelt Elk, especially during spring
  • More than 40 hand-carved S’Klallam totem poles are scattered throughout the Olympic Discovery Trail and local bike paths
  • Port Angeles, WA is a short 18 miles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from British Columbia, and there are year-round ferry services between the two cities

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Recommended Attractions

Olympic National Park

Port Townsend

Allyn Waterfront Park Beach

7 Cedars Casino

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