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Aberdeen (Washington)

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===Understand===
Aberdeen is called the "Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula," because of it's proximity to the southern end of the peninsula and to Olympic National Park. In recent history Aberdeen has become more famous as being the "Birthplace of Grunge," and the hometown of Nirvana members Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. A sign welcoming visitors to Aberdeen proclaims "Come As You Are" as a tribute to one of the band. Although it's hard to imagine today, at one point Aberdeen was a notorious Western outpost at the turn of the 20th century, with a number of saloons, brothels, and gambling halls in and around the town. Because of the wild atmosphere associated with these establishments, Aberdeen was nicknamed "The Hellhole of the Pacific."  
==Get in==
The nearest major airport is ""'''Seattle-Tacoma International Airport"" ''' ({{IATA|SEA}}) [http://www.portseattle.org/seatac] (IATA code: SEA) , which is about 80 miles away. While it's possible to get to Aberdeen via a number of different bus routes, you're your best bet is to rent a car, especially if you are using Aberdeen as a jumping point into Olympic National Park as public transportation inside the park is extremely limited.
==Get around==
*<do name="Bottle Beach State Park" alt="" address="1-33 Ocosta 3rd St" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Bottle%20Beach" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">75 acres and 6000 feet of mud flats are home to a rich and diverse ecology of wildlife such as invertebrates and birds. The park is an important stop in migratory patterns and is a great place for bird watching. </do>
*<do name="Morrison Riverfront Park" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Get out and stretch your legs along the Chehalis River with a 1.5 mile trail. This waterfront park offers picnic tables, a fishing and viewing dock. Great for walkers and joggers. </do>
*<do name="Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.fws.gov/graysharbor/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Another great bird-watching area, this refuge is home to a migratory stop for shorebirds making the 15,000 mile flight from Argentina to the Arctic Circle. The refuge is also home to a number of species that live in the surrounding mudflats and estuaries. </do>
*<do name="Charter boating and fishing" alt="" address="" directions="West of Aberdeen in Westport" phone="" url="http://charterwestport.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Take part in Grays Harbor's local fishing tradition with a charter fishing or boating trip. A number of boating companies operate out of nearby Westport for opportunities to fish on the Pacific coast or in the harbor.</do>
*<do name="Harbor Resort" alt="West of Aberdeen in Westport" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.harborresort.com/index.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Get your feet wet and your hands dirty clamming and crabbing. This resort located in nearby Westport offers a lot of activities for shellfish gathering and fishing.</do>
* <buy name="Arts and Crafts Unlimited" alt="" address="2715 Simpson Avenue, Aberdeen" directions="" phone="360-532-0534" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">One stop shop for all your arts and crafts needs. They also offer art classes on site.</buy>
 
* <buy name="Kaufman Scroggs Furniture" alt="" address="101 East Heron Street, Aberdeen," directions="" phone="360-532-0630" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">In business for over 100 years, this is the place to buy quality furniture at an affordable price.</buy>
 
* <buy name="Premier Books Direct" alt="" address="2404 Pacific Ave" directions="" phone="(360) 310-0593" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">With the latest arrivals from non fiction, and an impressive array of hardcover titles, you can spend an inordinate amount of time browsing these shelves.</buy>
==Eat==
*<eat name="The Dog House" alt="" address="100 N. Park Street" directions="" phone="(360) 533-2119" url="http://www.thedoghouse-aberdeen.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Not your average hot dog stand, the Dog House offers a variety of brats, wursts and their famous "Big Un.'" They also offer chicken, fish, and hamburgers and legit cheese steaks. All of their food is flame-broiled and made to order. Kid friendly menu is available and make sure to try the home-cooked chili!</eat>
*<eat name="Billy's Bar and Grill" alt="" address="322 E. Heron Street" directions="" phone="(360) 533-7144" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Go for the great food and drink, stay for the haunting! Billy's Bar and Grill sits in an old Sailor's Union of the Pacific building, which was supposedly the workplace of William F. "Billy" Gohl, a notorious figure in Aberdeen who worked as a bartender by day, but as a strongman for the Sailor's Union by night. Legend has it that if sailor's didn't comply to union rules, that Billy's job was to make them disappear. Sit down for a cold drink at the bar and see if you can spot ghosts that still roam free throughout the establishment. </eat>
* <eat name="Ocean Palace Restaurant" alt="" address="112 Wishkah St, Aberdeen" directions="" phone="(360) 533-5808" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Ornately decorated with white columns and striking Carved Jade boat, this large restaurant with friendly, family atmosphere. Menu of Chinese cuisine with a menu that has many offerings from family-style meals to old standbys like Teriyaki Chicken to the more modern, like Crab Cream-Cheese wontons. Wine and beer available. Hours: Daily 11:00 am-10:00 pm, Sat Noon-10:00 pm, Sunday Closed.</eat>
*<eat name="Lighthouse Drive-In" alt="" address="2121 Simpson Ave" directions="" phone="3605334841" url="http://www.lighthousedrivein.com/" hours="M-Sat 10:30-8:00" price="under $10" lat="" long="">Local favorite for burgers, fries, and grilled sandwiches. Family owned since 1984 offering great service, fresh food, and community support. Newly remodeled lobby as of 2012.</eat>
==Drink==
*<drink name="Starbucks" alt="" address="1202 E. Wishkah Street" directions="" phone="(360) 532-0349" url="http://www.starbucks.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Even in the remote areas of the Olympic Peninsula, you can find a branch of Seattle's famous coffee shop. You know the deal: coffee, lattes, espressos, specialty drinks and a variety of snacks and sandwiches. </drink>
 
*<drink name="Coffee Bean Cafe and Popcorn Factory" alt="" address="101 E. Wishkah Street" directions="" phone="(360) 532-3377" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An alternate to Starbucks with coffee and snacks, but has one thing the giant coffee company doesn't offer: popcorn! Sit outside in sidewalk seating or head down on a Friday evening for live music.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Sidney's Restaurant and Sports Bar Casino" alt="" address="512 West Heron St, Aberdeen" directions="" phone="(360) 533-6635" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Sidney's Restaurant & Sports Bar is a casino in Aberdeen, Washington and is open Sun-Thu noon-2am, Fri-Sat noon-4am. The casino's 6,500 square foot gaming space features nine table and poker games. The property has two restaurants and one bar. </drink>
* <drink name="Blue Beacon Restaurant and Lounge" alt="" address="406 S Boone St, Aberdeen" directions="" phone="(360) 532-2980 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Local dive bar which offers a surprisingly good selection of food. Try the Big Beacon Burger, which comes highly recommended.</drink>
Aberdeen has been referred to as the 'Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula' and is a great stop off before venturing into this impressive range. The Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the few temperate rain forests in the world, including the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault. The Olympic mountain range sits in the center of the Olympic Peninsula. This range is the second largest in Washington State. Its highest peak is Mt. Olympus.
 
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