Things to do in Long Beach, WA

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Long Beach Attractions

It's not hard to find fun things to see and do in Long Beach. Educate yourself on the local history and check out all the best sights in this charming city. Work out your schedule now so you can hit the deck running when you arrive.

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1. Long Beach

Whether you want to play at the water’s edge, build sandcastles, surf or fly a kite, visit the 28-mile (45-kilometer) Long Beach Peninsula for a typical Pacific Northwest experience. Stay several days to enjoy the beach and the many activities the region offers.
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Enjoy an invigorating day playing on the sand and in the surf at the lengthy namesake beach of this Washington Pacific coastal community.

2. Marsh's Free Museum

At Marsh’s Free Museum, visit Jake the Alligator Man and marvel at a two-headed calf. A long-time favorite Long Beach attraction, the curio shop and museum features a shrunken head from the South American Jivaro Indians, a human skeleton found in a nearby Aberdeen closet and seashells galore. Investigate this entertaining stop, fun for all ages.
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Spend some time exploring the quirky treasures of this curiosity shop, a famous roadside attraction on the southern Washington coastline.

3. Gray Whale Skeleton

Find out about the history of Long Beach when you spend time at Gray Whale Skeleton. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.
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Find out about the history of Long Beach when you spend time at Gray Whale Skeleton. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

4. Astoria Column

Built in 1926, the tall Astoria Column is a major landmark rising over the city of Astoria. Learn about this impressive structure’s history. Discussion of building something on top of Coxcomb Hill began in 1898. Members of the Astoria community were inspired by the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris a decade earlier. After the city’s centennial in 1911, specific plans began to take shape for the tower, including a histogram depicting area events.
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Serving as a unique outdoor depiction of the area’s history, this tall tower has drawn visitors for nearly 100 years.

5. Cape Disappointment State Park

The first question you’ll likely have upon visiting Cape Disappointment State Park is, “Why does it have such a somber name?” It dates back to the Lewis and Clark era, when Captain John Meares failed in his attempt to find the Columbia River. Though his displeasure is reflected in the park’s title, today join many other visitors who experience the opposite of disappointment when visiting this beautiful coastal site.
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Build sandcastles, hike along the beach, launch a boat or dig for clams at this Pacific Northwest park that is much better than its depressing name.

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Gray Whale Skeleton - This is a terrific place to get your culture fix and find out about the region's artistic side.

North Head Lighthouse - If you're curious about the past, this is one stop you shouldn't miss.

Port of Ilwaco - Wander down the sidewalks and take in the vibe of this bustling local haunt.

Things to Do in Long Beach with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you go in Long Beach. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can try together that are bound to make your escape memorable:


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