Hoquiam WA Attractions

Hoquiam WA Attractions: Historical, speeding, brewing, and abounding natural beauty characterize the activities in Hoquiam WA. Details, links, photos here.

Hoquiam WA is about three hours south of Port Angeles, WA, a very doable distance for a day-trip from the northern Olympic Peninsula region. It will be so worth it if there is an attraction here that specifically interests you.  

It is very tempting to drive through Hoquiam WA and wonder: Surely there are not many Hoquiam WA attractions in this li'l town. But, depending on your interests, you might discover otherwise!

Does architecture and history interest you? The town of Hoquiam has been around since 1890. You can peak into the past through a visit to two museums and several historical locations.

Does speed rev your engines? Grays Harbor Raceway is a few miles away in nearby Elma WA.

Does natural and wild beauty bring comfort and peace to your heart? I'm glad, because Hoquiam's location near both the Pacific coast and the nearby rain forests provides Hoquiam WA attractions and fishing opportunities that are tailor-made for you.

Hoquiam WA Attractions 

Hoquiam WA Attractions: Historical

7th Street Theatre

7th St. Theatre 

Location: 313 7th St, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: +1-360-537-7400
Email: info@7thstreettheatre.com
Website: https://www.7thstreettheatre.com/

Yelp: Yelp reviews for 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam, WA

7th St. Theatre, built in 1928, is one of the West Coast's only remaining theatres with an old-style atmosphere. This beautiful and unique theater is designed and decorated to give the occupants a light and airy feeling of being under the night sky. This stunning venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as of 1987. 

7th St. Theatre hosts events all year, showing classic movies on specific weekends, and hosts an opportunity for the community's young artists, known as 'the 7th St. Kids," to participate in, a musical performance.

Hoquiam Castle

Hoquiam Castle 
Location: 515 Chenault Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550

CLOSED for now.

Hoquiam Castle, a special and beautiful part of Hoquiam's history, was built over a three year span by lumber baron Robert Lytle. Building starting in 1897 and was completed in 1900. After just ten years of living in the 10,000 square-foot mansion, Mr. Lytle gifted his mansion to his niece as a wedding present and moved to Portland.

After sitting vacant for many years, the mansion passed through a successive number of owners. It served as a Bed and Breakfast for a few years. The most recent owner passed away in December, 2019.

Hoquiam Castle has been declared a state and national historic site. As of 2023, it is a private residence. One can still drive by and enjoy views of this beautiful historic home.

Hoquiam Olympic Stadium

Hoquiam Olympic Stadium

Location: 101 28th St, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: +1-360-532-9313.

Hoquiam Olympic Stadium is yet another building in Hoquiam that is on the National Register of Historic Places. This stadium is entirely made of wood and was built in 1938. Since it was built, it has served as a sports venue for baseball and football teams of the area, and has also been used for many other types of events, including car shows, festivals and more. 

More about Hoquiam Olympic Stadium here.

Article on Hoquiam Olympic Stadium here.

The Polson Museum

The Polson Museum
Location: 1611 Riverside Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: +1-360-533-5862
Email: jbl@polsonmuseum.org
Website: http://www.polsonmuseum.org/
Facebook: Facebook page for The Polson Museum

Hours: Wed-Sat: 11am-4pm, Sun: 12-4pm, Mon-Tues: Closed.

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for The Polson Museum in Hoquiam, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for The Polson Museum in Hoquiam, WA

High reviews on Tripadvisor and also 4.7/5 stars on Facebook reviews. 

The Polson Museum is named for one of the wealthiest lumber families in the history of Washington State. This museum is both loved and in turn loves the Hoquiam Community. If you are looking for a fun experience and want to learn more about the area's history, this is a perfect place to come and learn. 

Hoquiam WA Attractions: Nature, Fishing

Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
Location: 1000 Airport Way, Hoquiam, WA 98550.

  • The refuge is accessible by Hoquiam's Bowerman Airport, there should be parking somewhere between the airport and the Fish and Wildlife Center. 
  • From there, it is around a 1.13 mile round trip to the Wildlife Refuge on the Sandpiper Trail. 

For more information see Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

Stewart Memorial Park

Stewart Memorial Park

Stewart Memorial Park in Aberdeen WA
Location: 2331 N B St, Aberdeen, WA 98520
Hours: Every day, 24 hours/day, all seasons

This gorgeous wooded area surrounding Stewart Creek provides a one-mile hiking loop that can be walked by nearly everyone, including the kids.

You can even bring your dog on a leash.

Fishing in the Grays Harbor Area

Fishing is popular in the Grays Harbor area. Here are some helpful websites with info on fishing in the area: 

Grays Harbor Public Market

Grays Harbor Public Market
Location: 1956 Riverside Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: +1-360-538-9747
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-5:30pm, Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm
Facebook: Facebook page for Grays Harbor Farmers Market in Hoquiam, WA

Yelp: Yelp reviews for Grays Harbor Farmers Market in Hoquiam, WA

High ratings on Yelp, and 4.7/5 stars on Facebook. 

One of only two Farmers Markets that are open year-round in Washington State. Open daily, for your needs and wants. Fresh produce and fruit are available, as well as fresh breads, pastries, gifts, artisan goods, and much more. Stop by!!

Visit Ocean Shores or Westport WA

Take a one-half hour drive to the coast, to either Ocean Shores WA or Westport WA. Both of these towns offer salty and sandy activities. Fully enjoy the beach, comb the beach for treasures, rocks, or shells, fly kites, bring binoculars and look for shorebirds and seagulls. Both towns cater to tourism.

Hoquiam WA Attractions: Speed and Spirits

Grays Harbor Raceway

Grays Harbor Raceway
Location: 32 Elma McCleary Rd, Elma, WA 98541
Phone: +1-360-482-4374
Email: graysharborraceway@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.graysharborraceway.com/
Facebook: Facebook page for Grays Harbor Raceway (in nearby Elma, WA)

Yelp: Yelp Reviews for Grays Harbor Raceway 

If you would like to attend a race in 2020, the following links will help you plan your experience: 

Ticket Info: Grays Harbor Raceway Ticket Info 
Schedule: Grays Harbor Raceway Schedule for 2020

Hoquiam Brewing Co.

Hoquiam Brewing Co.
Location: 526 8th St, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: +1-360-637-8252
Email: beerme@hoquiambrews.com
Website: https://www.hoquiambrews.com/
Facebook: Facebook page for Hoquiam Brewing Co. 

Hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: Closed.

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Hoquiam Brewing Co. in Hoquiam, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Hoquiam Brewing Co. in Hoquiam, WA

High ratings on Tripadvisor, and also rated 5/5 stars on Facebook. 

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