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Port Angeles

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Waterfalls · Kayaking & Canoeing · State Parks
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. With a population of 19,038 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city in the county. The population was estimated at 19,448 in 2015 by the Office of Financial Management.The City's harbor was dubbed Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels) by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza in 1791. By the mid-19th century, after settlement by English speakers from the United States, the name was shortened and partially anglicized to its current form, Port Angeles Harbor.Port Angeles is home to Peninsula College. It is the birthplace of football hall of famer John Elway and residents include writers and artists. The city is served by William R. Fairchild International Airport. Ferry service is provided across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the M/V Coho.HistoryThis area was long occupied by succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples. In 1791 the harbor was entered by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza, who named it Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels), claiming it for Spain. He was on an expedition from southern California. This name was shortened to the current one of Port Angeles.
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Waterfall
Marymere Falls
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Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Salt Creek Recreation Area
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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Scenic Drive
Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Puget Sound Express Port Townsend
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Crescent Lake Olympic National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Ruby Beach Olympic National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Port Angeles

Waterfall
Madison Creek Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Harbinger Winery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Port Angeles Fine Art Center
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Spa
Renaissance Massage
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Port Angeles

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History Museum
Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Olympic Coast Discovery Center
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Wineries in Port Angeles

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Winery / Vineyard
Olympic Cellars Winery
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Port Angeles

Wildlife Area
Elwha Dam Removal Site
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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