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Makah Cultural and Research Center

1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
+1 360-645-2711
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Good history

Great place to see some artifacts from the area and a re-creation on a long house. Can’t take... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Patrick H
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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An outstanding native museum

This is a big cut above the average tribal museum featuring baskets and various stone tools. Here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sungron
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Washington
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay, WA 98357
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+1 360-645-2711
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to see some artifacts from the area and a re-creation on a long house. Can’t take photos here so be advised if you are a picture taker, that’s a no go here. Lots of reading to do that explain all the artifacts and...More

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a big cut above the average tribal museum featuring baskets and various stone tools. Here they recreate the Ozette culture. The exhibits are varied and include a full sized replica of a longhouse, whaling gear, and even a model of a 19th century...More

Thank Sungron
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved meeting and learning about the Makah people though the exhibits in the cultural museum. Even our reluctant teenager also found peace in the exhibit space away from technology and was able to appreciate the ingenuity of the native people to survive in this...More

Thank lschwartz27
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were very interested in this museum like center. We didn’t know anything about the Makah culture before visiting here. Their weaving abilities were very impressive. Imagine weaving water-proof containers!

Thank Marily.n W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only drove along the Straight of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway (Hwy 112) from Port Angeles to Neah Bay. Drove by the Makah Cultural Center and turned around shortly after that to head back towards Forks. We would have liked to stop in...More

Thank JenG1234
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

On the way to Cape Flattery on the outskirts of Neah Bay - highly recommended. While there is a little history of how the US government stole the land and resources from the Native Americans, the primary emphasis are the artifacts recovered from a land...More

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Makah Reservation is relatively small in size and Tribal membership. It is truly the devotion to their ancestors which has produced this large, innovative, and detailed presentation of artifacts. Many of the artifacts are from the Ozette dig which unearthed generational life prior to...More

Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I drove by this on the way into town and hardly noticed it, but on the way out of town I thought that I should at least stop and take a look. I am really glad that I did. It is really informative about the...More

Thank D D
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I loved seeing all of the pieces uncovered by the Ozette archeological dig and learning more about the Makah people and their history here. Affordable entry to museum and nice gift shop.

Thank SeaLady28
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This museum focuses on the Makah village of Ozette, which was buried under mud following an earthquake several hundred years ago, then rediscovered and excavated in recent years. There are various canoes used in whaling and fishing, long houses, and a great many, well-displayed artifacts...More

Thank Larry L
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Craigmerkert
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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
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