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Makah Cultural and Research Center

1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
+1 360-645-2711
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Very nice presentation

Basics: This is a very nice presentation of materials that were recovered from a village that had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chong Go S
Worth the drive!

If you have the time for this detour, then it is highly recommended. And interesting exhibition and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn B
Amsterdam, Nederland
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Inside the cultural center is a scale model of a typical Makah village of the last century.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
+1 360-645-2711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basics: This is a very nice presentation of materials that were recovered from a village that had been wiped out by a mudslide around 500 years ago. The village site was excavated and the artifacts (including wood and cloth) were preserved. It is an impressive...More

Thank Chong Go S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the time for this detour, then it is highly recommended. And interesting exhibition and glimpse into cultural history.

1  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after hiking to cape flattery and found the museum to be very good. At first glance it does not look like much but the exhibits wind around and there is even a replica longhouse inside. They offer good insight into diet, way...More

1  Thank NeedAVacation101
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a well-presented and organized museum, based on Makah traditions and the artifacts unearthed from a village buried in a mudslide centuries ago, now unearthed. How the Makah people have struggled to preserve their heritage is a story worth telling, too. A previous reviewer...More

1  Thank Roger_Selene
Reviewed 18 June 2017

For the money US taxpayers paid to build this place, it's pretty disappointing. The locals seem to be a little less than friendly, and it isn't a place where you go to feel warm and fuzzy. The area seems to be fairly run down and...More

Thank cajfdavison
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Makah Museum contains an incredible collection of cultural artifacts illustrating their life about 500 years ago. If you are into anthropology or history, this is a important stop to understanding the history of this region and its early inhabitants.

1  Thank kate c
Reviewed 29 May 2017

WE stopped here after going to Cape Flattery. Lots of parking, It took maybe 15 - 20 minutes to go through the exhibits. I'm sure it could take longer if you looked closely at the many things to see. This gives good insight to the...More

1  Thank geraldh463
Reviewed 25 May 2017

What an interesting museum I was thrilled to find. The history and artifacts that had been found and displayed are very instructive about the history of the tribe and it's movements. What an amazing story.

1  Thank pcox0029
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We were told to come here from the Olympic Park Visitors Center. This place was very interesting & informative. It wasn't expensive. It's larger than we expected with a lot more artifacts than expected, even a life size house the Indians used in which you...More

Thank 1natureseeker
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I was only charged half the normal $6 fee admission due to some exhibits not available as they are putting in new lighting, the history is interesting, lots of photographs, artifacts, few canoes, nice building and big rooms, even if you read all the information...More

Thank Michelle R
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13 October 2016|
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Response from Sequim132 | Reviewed this property |
I agree about an hour to visit the museum. If like us you enjoy video presentations the one at the end of your walk through the museum is very good with tribal elder stories. The hike only takes about 20 minutes each way... More