Activities & Attractions
Looking for a day trip or an trip itinerary in the Port Angeles area? This region offers many exciting destinations, all within a day's travel and we have outlined the best below. Have we missed a great destination, if so let us know.
Please Also See:
Olympic National Park
Spruce Railroad Trail
Hoh Rain Forest
Sol Duc River Valley
Madison Falls Trail
Cape Flattery Trail
Dungeness Recreation Area
Olympic Discovery Trail
Museums, Galleries & The Arts
Port Angeles showcases the history and art in a variety of Museums and Galleries.
Art on the Town Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Sponsored by: Port Angeles Downtown Association
Address: 208 N. Laurel Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Sculptures throughout the Downtown with walking tour brochures available from our merchants.
Clallam County Historical Society's
Museum at the Carnegie
Address: 207 S. Lincoln St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Web site: www.clallamhistoricalsociety.com
Hours of operation: Wed. through Sat. 1-4 pm
The permanent exhibit on the upper level is titled "Strong People, The Faces of Clallam County". Our lower gallery houses temporary exhibits that are changed out every few months and cover a variety of historical subjects of interest to visitors. Our website features a museum shop online that features books by local authors as well as one-of-a-kind items created by artisans in our area.
Thought-provoking exhibitions with a Northwest flavor are imaginatively displayed in the semi-circular hilltop gallery, set against an awesome vista of marine and mountain views. Webster's Woods is a five-acre "museum without walls" featuring over 125 sculptures and site works along rustic trails in a unique sylvan setting that is a microcosm of nearby Olympic National Park. Gallery hours are Wed -Sun • 11 - 5 (Mar - Oct), 10 - 4 (Nov - Feb);. Webster's Woods open daylight hours, year round. Admission is free.
Port Angeles is a city steeped in history as a logging center of the Olympic Peninsula. The whole downtown area was raised in the early 1900s and many older buildings were lost until the remains were recently discovered and are undergoing a remarkable renovation. This underground area provides an insight into the past living conditions and that includes the discovery of one of the brothels and a link to a darker side of Port Angeles.
Island Adventures is committed to education, research & responsible wildlife viewing. Island Adventures is so serious about finding whales for our guests, we guarantee sightings on every whale watch tour from August through November. The Pacific Northwest is home to a huge diversity of wildlife, incredible scenery and calm protected waters. In addition to whales, our guests often see harbor seals, Stellar and California Sea Lions, Harbor and Dall's porpoise, Bald Eagles and a wide variety of Seabirds.
Your naturalist guide leads small ecotours out of Port Angeles, Washington to outstanding hiking and wildlife viewing destinations in and around Olympic National Park.
The ‘Blue Hole’ phenomenon of the North Olympic Peninsula allows us to fly our hot air balloon over the Olympic Peninsula where visitors have an eagle eye perspective of the Olympic Mountains, beautiful Victoria BC located on Vancouver Island, Mt. Baker, the Cascade Range including Mt Rainier, the islands of the Salish Sea, the communities of Port Angeles and Sequim, and the Pacific Ocean. Hot air balloon flights include Olympic Peninsula Sightseeing, Events, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries, and other special occasions. Weather permitting, the balloon flights depart from the Sequim Valley Airport.
Olympic Game Farm
Phone: 360-683-4295 or 1-800-778-4295
Address: 1423 Ward Road, Sequim WA
Year Round Driving Tour: While traveling Through 84 acres of terrain, our friendly animals give you the opportunity to “Get Face to Face With Wildlife” From the comfort of your vehicle. Driving tour takes approx 1hr.
Feiro Marine Life Center
Phone: (360) 417-6254
Address: Port Angeles City Pier
315 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
The FMLC is fondly known in the community as “the jewel of the waterfront”. It hosts public exhibits representative of the marine life inhabiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It provides classroom space for marine science related programs, and it has a small laboratory for studies. Many world-renowned experts have visited the FMLC to share their stories with the community. The FMLC is open on weekends during the winter months and open six days per week during the busy summer season. Almost twenty thousand tourists visit the FMLC annually. In addition, over 3200 school children will participate in marine science education programs through the FMLC this school year.
Feiro Marine Life Center is open daily during the winter months from noon-4pm and during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) 10am-5pm.
Washington Lavender Farm
Phone: (360) 452-4877
Address: George Washington Inn & Estate
965 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Washington Lavender Farm, home of fine "Martha's Own" and "By George" lavender products, is a lavender farm found on ten acres of oceanfront farmland overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Sequim and Port Angeles, Washington. Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the rich soil and the ideal microclimate of the Sequim Valley makes a perfect environment for growing fine lavender. Here you can enhance your senses in fields of lavender, surrounded by a panorama of unparalled views.
Movies & Performing Arts
A mixture of active and retired professional musicians from all over the Olympic Peninsula come together to perform as the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. World-class guest artists regularly join the local ensemble. Regular concerts are Saturday evenings, however, tickets are also available to “morning-of” dress rehearsals. These less formal performances have become popular with the local families.Part of the Symphony Orchestra performs with the Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The group offers three winter performances. Additionally, the area has the 50-member strong Port Angeles Chamber Singers. The Singers perform in Port Angeles and neighboring communities in November and March.
The Port Angeles Community Playhouse present live theatre, cultural and artistic events for the enjoyment and participation of its members and the community. We have been actively contributing to this community for over 50 years. Our annual season presents four three-week shows on Main Stage, and five shorter events on our Second Stage.
Lovers of the silver screen have two film viewing options in the area. The Deer Park Cinemas on the east side of Port Angeles offers five theatres. The downtown, 1920’s-era Lincoln Theatre once held a thousand movie patrons. Renovated in the mid-1980’s, the theatre retained its classic marquee and feel while dividing itself into three smaller theatres.
Dining & Live Music
Before or after the symphony or movie dine at one of Port Angeles’ fine restaurants. You can choose from 4-star to fast-food. Seafood, ethnic, eclectic, steak-house—your visit to Port Angles will be memorable in culinary ways also. Several of the local bars and restaurants offer live bands or karaoke on a regular basis. (See restaurant guide for phone and address).