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21PhotoJ.McPherskesenPhotoCourtesyShelton-MasonCountyChamberoCommerceOystersAreOurPearlCommercialshellfshharvestingisbigbusinessinMasonCounty.TaylorShellfshFarmsistheworldslargestexporteromanilaclamsandoysters.EachOctobertheannualOysterFestisnottobemissedItisthestateslargestseaoodestivalwithhundredsodierentseaooddishesmicrobrewbeergardenlivemusicandtheannualWestCoastOysterShuckingChampionshipsUnionPrettiestTowninAmericaLocatedshortlyromHwy101Unionisratedoneothe20mostbeautiultownsintheUSAandeaturessomeotheareasbestmusicartandcultureincludingworldrenownedAlderbrookRe-sortSpawithadjoiningAlderbrookGolCourseHarmonyHillaworld-amouscancerretreatandhealingcenterthehistoricDalbyWaterwheelandtheongoingrestorationotheMcReavyHousemansionandmuseumplusspecialtyshopsandboutiques.HeritageonDisplaySincelongbeorethefrstEuropeanexplorerssailedamongtheislandsandbaysotheSalishSeagreatnativetribesfshedhuntedandlivedotheabundantwildplantsanimalsandbountyothesea.BothSkokomishandSquaxinIndianTribespayhomagetothatheritagewithmuseumsflledwithstoriesphotosartandartiactsdatingback500yearsbridgingtheearlyexperienceandspiritualityothetribewithmoderndayritualsandliving.ThroughLuckyDogCasinoandLittleCreekCasinoResortthetribesoerabulousgamingopportunitiesintraditionallonghouse-stylebuildingsalongwithdiningoptionsincludingau-thenticseaoodareandmodernclassics.LCCRalsooersSalishClistheaward-winningproessionalGolCourse.PointsofInterestTheHighSteelBridge360-877-2021Perched420feetabovetheNorthForkofSkokomishRiverthe685-foot-longsteelspanwasoriginallyaloggingrailroadbridgebuiltin1929.ApproximatelytenmilesfromHwy101itsastunningviewDirectionsandmoreinormationatExploreHoodCanal.comandOlympicPeninsulaWa-terallTrail.com.SkylineDrive-InTheatre182SEBrewerRdShelton360-426-4707OneothelastvintagetheaterstheSkylineDrive-InTheaterisgreatunwithnightlydoubleeaturesinthesummermonthsandanostalgicsnackshack.MasonCountyHistoricalSocietyMuseum427WRailroadAveShelton360-426-1020TheMuseumislocatedintheoldtownhallbuildingindowntownSheltonandishometocountlessphotographsdisplaysbooksdiariesloggingtoolspioneerclothingwoodcarvingsWorldWarIeramemorabiliamilitaryuniormsandofcialdocuments.StaircaseEntrancetoOlympicNationalPark150NLakeCushmanRdHoodsport360-877-2021NPS.govolymWithcampingandhikingopportunitiesgaloretheStaircaseentrancetoOlympicNationalParkboastsmagnicentviewsothesurroundingpeaksthetumblingwatersotheNorthForkSkokomishRiverandgiantoldgrowthcedarandr.DalbyWaterwheelHwy106betweenDalbyRdandEBeachDrUnionMasonCountysmostfamousandmostphotographedhistoricalstructure.Itpoweredthersthydroelectricityinthearea.CometotheannualOysterFest