Shhhhh, the world’s most quiet destination

Olympic Peninsula's Hood Canal and the view of the Olympic National Park.

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is one of the quietest places on Earth.

You may have to go a little farther than you thought to find quite in today’s world. A tiny plot of land there on the Olympic Peninsula – a five hour drive from Seattle and two-hour hike is what one expert says is the single quietest place in the lower 48 states. See Video.

In the man-made realm, the world’s quietest room is in Orfield Laboratories in Minneapolis, Minn. Completely sound-proof, decibel levels in the room can reach an incredible negative nine – compare that to an airport’s background noise of 72 decibels or 59 in a car or 57 in a quiet office.

“CBS This Morning” special correspondent Jeff Glor spent some quiet time at the Olympic Peninsula and at the Orfield Laboratories soundproof room, listening to the sound of silence in its many forms. Watch his experience in this video on the Olympic Peninsula.

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm
Mike Mostyn | Category: News, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Shelton | Tagged ,

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