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Depoe Bay, Oregon: Whale, Sea Life, and Shark Museum

The only whale museum in the world that focuses on local, individual gray whales -- they visit Depoe Bay every summer. For an extra fee, you can ride a zodiac boat out to the whales.

234 SE Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
On the east side of US-101/Coast Hwy, just south of the bridge across the World's Smallest Harbor.
Adults $5.
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The Whale, Sea Life, and Shark Museum is the only whale museum in the state, and also the only museum in the world that focuses on local, individual gray whales. Whale excursions on Zodiac boats are available.

[Don Hoover, 11/23/2021]

Opened in 2012. The ten whales painted on the outside of the building are all different, and depict individual whales that are regular summer visitors to Depoe Bay.

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Smallest HarborWorld's Smallest Harbor, Depoe Bay, OR - < 1 mi.
Devil's PunchbowlDevil's Punchbowl, Otter Rock, OR - 4 mi.
Statue of Joe the Sea LionStatue of Joe the Sea Lion, Lincoln City, OR - 9 mi.
In the region:
Pioneer Museum: Taxidermy Room, Tillamook, OR - 46 mi.

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