Haunted Places on the Long Beach Peninsula

Home to eerie sounding areas like Cape Disappointment, Dismal Nitch and the Graveyard of the Pacific, it’s no surprise that Washington’s Pacific County boasts a hearty helping of haunted houses… and hotels.

Visit the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Before there were lighthouses on the Peninsula, ships bound for Portland and Astoria navigated their way through the high waves and shifting sandbars, focusing on fluttering white flags and notched trees along the shoreline by day and flickering signal fires by night....

How a Pickled Pioneer Ended Up in Pacific County

In 1855, a band of Native Americans descended upon a group of pioneers making their way along the legendary Oregon Trail. The pioneers feared for their scalps. Then, the leader of the war party pointed at the large black box at the front of the wagon train. Dr....

The Clamshell Railroad

On July 14-15, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in downtown Ilwaco invites you to step back in time for Clamshell Railroad Days! This event celebrates the narrow gauge railroad that was once the lifeblood and a hub of activity for the Long Beach Peninsula. The...

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