©

Ilwaco trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ilwaco

Trip Planner USA  /  Washington State  /  Ilwaco
(800+ reviews from 9 attractions)
Nature Historic Sites Museums
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census.HistoryIlwaco was first settled by Henry Feister in 1851, and was named for Elwahko Jim, the son in law of Chief Comcomly. Ilwaco was officially incorporated on December 16, 1890. A narrow gauge railway, Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, ran for over thirty years.The railroad ran north up First Street in Ilwaco. A published photo shows the railroad's Ilwaco facilities, including a gallows turntable and elevated watering trough, were located on the southwest corner of the intersection of First and Spruce streets. The depot was built nearby on Spruce Street. A siding was built for the Ilwaco Mill and Lumber Company. A published photo shows the passenger depot on the west side of First Street, at a point 14.8 miles (23.8 km) from the Ilwaco Depot to Nahcotta. The Ilwaco freight depot was in a different building. The freight depot survived to modern times, and has been relocated to became part of the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.The train ran out on the dock in Ilwaco. Floating logs were stored behind log booms on the west side of the Ilwaco dock. At some point after 1890, First Street had been covered with wooden planks, and remained so until 1916, when it was paved over. By 1915, a published photo shows many more businesses along First Street.GeographyIlwaco is located at on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Explore the family-friendly attractions of Ilwaco and add them to your vacation plans using our United States trip generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ilwaco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ilwaco

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Ilwaco:
Parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, beaches, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »