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Makah Cultural and Research Center

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Address: 1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
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+1 360-645-2711
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Inside the cultural center is a scale model of a typical Makah village of...

Inside the cultural center is a scale model of a typical Makah village of the last century.

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Great museum worth a visit

We've driven through Neah Bay on our way to the beaches, but never stopped in at the museum until my son was doing a report for school on whaling. We arranged to interview a staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've driven through Neah Bay on our way to the beaches, but never stopped in at the museum until my son was doing a report for school on whaling. We arranged to interview a staff member, who was very helpful, and the museum was very interesting. Definitely stop by if you are in the area.

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

They have a great museum. Very interesting, with lots of artifacts. It's great for all ages. They also have a nice gift shop.

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El Cerrito, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This destination is quite a trek, regardless of where you are going. But I really wanted to see artifacts from more than 500 years ago. The story of how they were discovered is really interesting. And the whaling canoe was astounding, allowing me to just imagine what an unbelievable challenge this must have been for the 8 men who sat... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The museum tells the story of Makah culture, past and present. One of the most interesting series of exhibits is how a once buried Makah village was revealed about 300 to 500 years later following a punishing storm. The Makah and Washington State University archaeologists have preserved these important artifacts ranging from buildings to baskets. The entire history of the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This museum provides context for the artifacts uncovered by a landslide at Ozette, and does a wonderful job of combining the science of archaeology with the Native oral histories and culture.

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Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A very interesting museum describing the history of the Makah people. The exhibits were well-done, especially the Long House. The only downside is that you're not allowed to take any photos. Definitely worth a visit!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It is so well worth the effort to make the drive to this, the northwestern most point in the Continental U.S. About 500 years ago a mudslide inundated the seaside village, locking it in place until a passerby spied it in the 1970s. The local tribe and archaeologists used high pressure hoses to slowly reveal not just a few artifacts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum with a great history of the Makah people. The is well worth the drive and the price is not bad. No photographs are allowed in the museum so leave you camera in the car. Nice place to visit before lunch.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed the artifacts and presentations in this museum. In 1970, I toured the actual WSU "dig" of the landslide which covered a coastal village 500 years ago at Cape Alava. Many of the artifacts dug up are on display in this museum. Loved it!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a simple but very good center for culture and research. It's easy to find on Bayview Avenue, the main highway through Neah Bay. It doesn't take long to stop for an educational visit.

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