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Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum - Explore the cross roads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum houses both permanent and special exhibitions. The Permanent Collection galleries include exhibitions of local treasures.

7th Street Theatre - One of the few remaining atmospheric style theatres on the West Coast. The theatre's unique interior transforms the interior into a simulated open-air playhouse with a painted "sky" ceiling complete with clouds twinkling stars.

Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation & Gift Shop - Visit the Museum and learn both the history of this garnet colored berry as well as key phases of the industry from bog preparation and planting to marketing cranberry products. Enjoy an aromatic gift shop and take home one of many unique cranberry products available.

Lady Washington - A replica of the ship sailed by Capt Gray in 1787 when many of the first discoveries of the Washington coast were made. Tour the ship or take a sail along the Pacific Coast.

Marsh's Free Museum - If you want to see a shrunken head (one of three authentic specimens on the West Coast), or a complete human skeleton (found in a closet here on the Coast), Marsh's is the place to visit. From the bizarre; a two headed calf or an eight legged lamb...to the old and unusual if you haven't seen it at Marsh's, then, you haven't stayed long enough...

Northwest Carriage Museum - The only museum of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The museum holds over 20 elegant horse drawn carriages, buggies and sleighs from the late 19th century. Experience first hand how our forefathers commuted across town or across the continent. These early means of transportation will take you back to those times as you stroll through the museum.

Ocean Shores Interpretive Center - The Center provides information and programming to local citizens, tourists, teacher, schools and convention groups. A great place to learn about nature and local history.

Westport Maritime Museum - Built in 1939 to serve as the Coast Guard's Lifeboat Station, Grays Harbor. The Colonial Revival structure served in that role until 1972 when a new station was built several blocks to the South. The Maritime Museum opened in the 1939 building in 1985. Exhibits include the Coast Guard on the South Beach, Cranberry Growing, Waterfowling, Whales and Whaling and more.

Aberdeen Museum of History - Aberdeen's Premier History Museum. The museum features exhibits of artifacts and slide shows of the early Grays Harbor logging industry and the founding of Aberdeen.

Hands on Children's Museum - The Museum stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children and families.

Long Beach Go Carts - You don't have to have a driver's license to Go-Kart, but you do need to be at least 12 years old to ride on the big track. Fun for adults as well as kids.

Museum of the North Beach - This museum features artifacts and displays on all of the North Beach area. Exhibits include photographs, newspapers, Northern Pacific Railroad memorabilia, Quinault Indian artifacts, and much more.

Olympic Flight Museum - Dedicated to the preservation and flying of vintage aircraft. The museum was founded with the goal of bringing people together to relive, recollect, and learn about aviation history.

Whale Watching in Westport - Here is a great opportunity to see the California Gray Whale. The charter offices in Westport offer whale watching trips every spring. All the charter boats in Westport are Coast Guard certified, and have licensed crews. These trips are very economical and enjoyable for all ages.

World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame - During the the existence of the Kite Museum their collection of kites from around the world has increased to over 1300 kites. There are several activities for kids and lots of interesting information for all ages. The Hall of Fame pays special tribute to the people who participated in the history of the kite.

Willapa Seaport Museum - A treasure of a museum that showcases maritime and local history. Visit Raymond and learn about transportation by land and by sea!

The Polson Museum - Housed in the 26 room 1924 mansion of timber heir Arnold Polson, the Polson Museum collects, preserves and exhibits the written, photographic and artifactual history of Grays Harbor and its surrounding communities.