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Visiting Hoquiam is like jumping into a machine and arriving in the 1920s. This small town has gone to great lengths to preserve its old Victorian homes, historic entertainment centers, and small town traditions. Hoquiam is a great town for history buffs to explore. Read More

Why should I visit Hoquiam?

Hoquiam, Washington is a serene town where you can “get away from it all.” Just off of the Olympic Highway, WA 101, Hoquiam is a great place to stop if you are traveling the loop around Olympic National Park.

Where is Hoquiam, WA?

Hoquiam is located on Olympic Highway, WA 101, an hour west of Olympia, Washington.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Hoquiam offer?

Hoquiam features all of the grocery stores and services one might need. Visitors can find lodging in motels, B&Bs, and even a castle.

What can I do or see in Hoquiam?

7th Street Theatre
The 7th Street Theatre is a historic movie palace. Built in 1928, this was the first theatre in Washington able to show the innovative new “talkies.” The town of Hoquiam still uses the 7th Street Theatre to show films, local plays, and for community events. This beautiful gilded theatre is a must see for cinema buffs.

  • Telephone: (360) 537-7400
  • Website:
  • Address: 313 7th St, Hoquiam, WA 98550
  • Directions: From Ocean Shores / HWY 115
    Follow HWY 115 / 109 toward Hoquiam / Aberdeen 
    HWY 109 turns into W Emerson 
    Emerson veers to the right, into Simpson Avenue 
    After passing Central Grade School, travel through two stoplights and turn right at the third one--there is the theatre!

The Polson Museum
This museum is located in a mansion that was originally built in the 1920s. Exhibits feature multiple exhibits displaying Hoquiam’s local history including native artifacts, old photographs, and old pieces of china.

  • Phone: 360-533-5862
  • Address: 1611 Riverside Avenue, Hoquiam, WA 98550
  • Directions: From Seattle 
    Take Interstate 5 South 
    Take Exit 104 west at Olympia to Aberdeen. 
    The Polson Museum is four miles beyond downtown. 
    In Hoquiam look for signs to the right before the northbound bridge.

Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
Late spring is an incredible time for bird watchers to be in Hoquiam. In April and May, Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge plays host to hundreds of thousands of migrating birds. View birds that come from as far as South America as they stop in Hoquiam to rest and feed before continuing on to their arctic breeding grounds in Alaska for the summer.

  • Directions: 
    From Hoquiam, head west on Hwy 109 
    Turn left on Paulson Road 
    Turn right on Airport Way.
  • Hours: The Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge is open from sunset to sunrise.