Sequim Washington Attractions. Here is our list of favorite attractions in the Sequim WA area and related activities and things to do in the Dungeness Valley and Blyn.
Sequim is just 17 miles (27.36 km) to the east of Port Angeles. That's why you can certainly add these Sequim Washington attractions to your list of things to do while in Port Angeles!
Above: A summertime view of the Dungeness Spit, covered with grasses and littered by piles of driftwood. One can walk the 5.5 mile length to the Dungeness Lighthouse and back.
Dungeness Wildlife Refuge
554 Voice of America Rd West, Sequim, WA 98382
Access via Lotzgesell Road near Kitchen-Dick Road
Hours: Dawn to Sunset
Fee: $3, or $12 for a year's Dungeness NWR Pass
This 4.5-star Sequim Washington attraction is ranked #1 by TripAdvisor.
“631 acres of refuge include Dungeness Spit, Graveyard Spit, and portions of Dungeness Bay and Harbor. Dungeness Spit is 5.5 miles long and very narrow. The narrowest portions measure only 50 feet wide during high tides and sometimes breaches occur” (http://www.dungeness.com/refuge/).
New Dungeness Lighthouse
Chad Kaiser, Manager
PO Box 1283, Sequim WA 98382
Access to the Dungeness Lighthouse involves a 5.5 mile (8.9 km) hike one way. (Check the tide tables before setting out!)
Tip: 5.5 miles is longer than it seems but the destination and views are worth the trek. Boating and kayaking to the lighthouse are also possible.
Members of the New Dungeness Lighthouse Association can be volunteer Lighthouse Keepers for a week’s time, staying in the Lighthouse for the duration of one’s stint. See the website for all the details on this Sequim Washington attraction.
Dungeness River Audubon Center and Railroad Bridge Park
2151 W Hendrickson Road, Sequim WA 98382
Dungeness River Audubon Center Hours: 10 am - 4 pm
Railroad Bridge Park: When the railroad line was discontinued, the railroad bridge over the Dungeness was converted into a foot trail that ties into the Olympic Discovery Trail. The rails and ties are gone; the bridge and trail now provides for comfortable walking through some truly lovely scenery.
Dungeness River Audubon Center: This Sequim Washington attraction is located within the Railroad Bridge Park on the bank of the Dungeness River. The Audubon gives free field tours ("bird walk") every Wednesday, and the Center features taxidermy displays of all the local fauna of the area, including much more than just birds. You'll also find an interpretive center and gift store.
The website (above) lists their schedule of events and classes for both youth and adults, along with suggested donation amounts, if any.
Olympic Game Farm
1423 Ward Road, Sequim WA 98382
Hours vary by season: See website:
At one time the owners of this Sequim Washington attraction worked closely with Disney Studios producing wildlife films featuring their animals.
The Olympic Game Farm officially opened the doors to the public in 1972.
Drive through the facility in your enclosed car and enjoy (fairly) close interaction with the animals. Feeding 100% whole wheat bread is permitted; bring yours or purchase at the farm.
2 loaves is recommended by other visitors.
Some call Sequim the lavender capital of the world, or at least of Washington State. The Sequim climate is perfect for lavender cultivation, being not too hot and not too wet. This may be why Sequim has many more than its fair share of lavender farms.
Graysmarsh Berry Farm
6187 Woodcock Road, Sequim, WA 98382
This Sequim Washington attraction is a favorite with locals.
Graysmarsh Berry Farm grows lavender and berries in season. You can pick 'em yourself or purchase them already picked.
“Call 360-683-5563 during the summer for the latest recorded U-Pick information.”
Plus purchase homemade preserves at their on-site store.
7 Cedars Casino
270756 Highway 101, Sequim WA 98382
The 7 Cedars casino offers “some of the hottest games around.” Visitors have differing opinions about how “loose” the slots are.
The casino also features a calendar full of live entertainment, gaming tournaments, and special offers. The facilities are new and upscale, even if not huge, this being a small-town casino.
See Sequim Restaurants for details on the various restaurants and bars at this Sequim attraction.
Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout
Highway 101 in Blyn at the head of Sequim Bay
Get a wonderful feel for native tribal art and life specific to the Pacific Northwest at this Sequim attraction.
The Scenic Pullout is owned and managed by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. They offer information about the area, the native peoples, a museum, and more, including the Native Art Gallery (below).
Northwest Expressions Native Art Gallery
1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim WA 98382
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday
This Sequim Washington attraction is ranked #1 in Sequim shopping opportunities by TripAdvisor.
The Native Art Gallery and gift shop is located on Highway 101 at the Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.
Learn about the various native artists and purchase some truly impressive native artwork at genuinely reasonable prices. Also available are various souvenirs featuring native designs, for example, mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more.
Sequim Bay State Park
269035 Highway 101, Sequim WA 98382
For camping and group reservations: 888-226-7688
Hours: 8 am - dusk, year around (day use)
Picnic and Day-Use facilities available – and can be reserved either online or by phone at 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688)
Last, but most definitely not least, there are several destinations within the Olympic National Park (ONP) that could easily count as Sequim Washington attractions due to their proximity to Sequim-Dungeness. If time permits, consider side trips to one or more of the following locations within the ONP: