Internationally known for being the setting to Stephanie Meyer’s vampire fantasy series, the Twilight saga, there are plenty of Twilight adventures to be had in the surrounding area. However, Forks has so much more to offer.
Located in the heart of the picturesque Olympic Peninsula, Forks provides thousands of visitors each year with the opportunity to explore some of the most unique experiences and places in the country. For the traveler interested in getting out in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors, there are various hiking trails and scenic routes around the peninsula that you cannot get anywhere else in the country. If you prefer not to veer into the wilderness, you will have no trouble getting lost in the vast array of unique shops and museums surrounding the local area – truly giving you a feel for what Forks is really all about.
Hiking at Olympic National Park
To learn more about the outdoor adventures that await in Olympic National Park, visit 10 Adventures for hiking recommendations. You'll find information about various routes and their difficulty levels.
When visiting Forks, most know it as the setting for the Twilight novels. Come be immersed in the world of vampires, werewolves and the fantasy so elegantly described by Stephanie Meyer in the Twilight saga. Make memories with the expert tour guides as you take photos, listen to music and are driven around the local area of Forks and La Push. Don't miss out on the annual Forever Twilight in Forks weekend festival taking place in September.
John’s Beachcombing Museum has everything you could ever think of from around the globe. It all started over 40 years ago in 1976 when the museum first started collecting items and has since built up its collection of unique objects that were collected off of both local and other beaches from around the world. This is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can see everything from a unique assortment of sea glass, crazy shaped driftwood, and even pieces off of international space crafts – there is nowhere in the world quite like this one.
The state of Washington is full of natural marvels, one of which is located right here in Forks. The locals call it the “Tree of Life”. The Sitka Spruce resides in the Olympic Peninsula and is majestically situated between two cliff faces forming a tree cave. Travelers from around the nation come to see this tree’s intricate webbed roots stretch between the cliff faces literally holding on by a limb. How this tree manages to keep on growing is a mystery to all and is a must-see sight when visiting the area.
Things to Do
- Beach Combing
- Twilight Tours 0.2 mi
- Forever Twilight Art Museum 0.2 mi
- Sunset Lanes 0.2 mi
- Rainforest Art Center 0.2 mi
- Forks Timber Museum 1.0 mi
- Forks Chamber of Commerce 1.0 mi
- John’s Beachcombing Museum 1.3 mi
- Bogachiel State Park 5.4 mi
- Quileute Indian Reservation 15.3 mi
- Hoh Rain Forest 30.9 mi
- Tree of Life 33.7 mi
- In Place 0.1 mi
- Jitterbugs Coffee and Aeon Comics 0.2 mi
- Home Slice Take N Bake 0.2 mi
- Golden Gate 0.3 mi
- The Parlor 0.3 mi
- Pacific Pizza 0.3 mi
- South North Gardens 0.3 mi
- Sully’s Burgers 0.7 mi
- Blakeslees Bar and Grill 0.7 mi
- Subway 0.7 mi
- Forks Outfitters 0.4 mi
- Forks True Value 0.2 mi
- Olympic Sporting Goods 0.1 mi
- Chinook Pharmacy & Variety 0.2 mi
- Native To Twilight 0.2 mi
- Leppell’s Flowers & Gifts 0.2 mi
- Forks Outfitters 0.4 mi
- Kerosene Lamp Antiques 1.7 mi