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Childhood's End Gallery. 222 4th Avenue W, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-943-3724.
Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park. 8431 Waldrick Road SE, Olympia, WA. Phone: 360-264-2408.
Olympia Framemakers. 1822 Harrison Avenue NW, Olympia, WA 98502. Phone: 360-357-3232.
Splash Gallery. 501 Columbia Street NW, Suite C, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-943-5177.
Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm. 9402 Rich Road SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-491-7328.
Olympia Farmers Market. 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98512. Phone: 360-352-9096.
This grassy open space contains Bigelow Springs, a free-flowing artesian well. There are interpretive signs and a small seating area near the springs. This hillside park contains the Hummingbird Garden. Sledding is enjoyed in the winter.
East Bay Waterfront features picnic areas, viewing platforms, interpretive signs and scenic views of the Olympics and lower Budd Inlet.
Heritage features a water fountain for children of all ages and picnic areas.
Located on the east side of Budd Bay and in the heart of downtown, Percival landing has a boardwalk along the West Bay shoreline, boat moorage, harbor house, picnic areas, public art, playground, restrooms and showers.
Priest Point Park. 2600 East Bay Drive, Olympia, WA 98589.
Priest Point has a wide variety of animals, trail system including Ellis Cove Trail, picnic areas and tables, playground, basketball court and restrooms.
Chief William Shelton's Story Pole. Water Street & 11th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501.
Old County Courthouse/Old State Capitol. 600 SE Washington Street,
Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-725-6000.
Built as the fourth Thurston County Courthouse, this Romanesque sandstone structure served as a temporary state capitol from 1905-1928.
Sandman Tug Boat. Percival Landing, Downtown Olympia. Phone: 360-786-9474.
Artesian Well. Located at 415 4th Avenue E between 4th Avenue and Jefferson Street.
Over 100 years ago this drinking fountain is fed from its own artesian well and is under enough pressure to force the water to the surface without pumping.
End of the Oregon Trail
Located at Legion & Capitol Way is a monument marking one end of the old Oregon Trail. This monument was placed in 1913 in what is now Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia. In 1845 the first pioneers were brought to this area by the Oregon Trail.
Hands On Children's Museum. 106 11th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-956-0818; Fax: 360-754-8626.
Washington State Capital Museum. 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-753-2580.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. South Puget Sound Community College - 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512. Phone: 360-753-8586.
Olympia Symphony Orchestra. 3400 Capitol Boulevard S, Suite 203, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-753-0074; Fax: 360-753-4735.
Opera Pacifica. 10841 Aero Lane SE, Yelm, Olympia, WA 98597. Phone: 360-458-7477.
Harlequin Productions - State Theater. 202 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-786-0151.
Olympia Film Society. 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-754-6670.
Capital State Forest. 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA 98504. Phone: 360-902-1000.
Capitol State is a working forest located 5 miles from Olympia. This forest is divided in half with the south designated for non-motorized activities and the northern half for motorized activities. Scenic views are enjoyed.
Millersylvania State Park. 12245 Tilley Road S, Olympia, WA 98512. Phone: 360-753-1519; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Millersylvania was constructed almost entirely by hand by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. This park contains old-growth cedar and firs along with Deep Lake's freshwater shoreline. Relics of a narrow-gauge railroad and several skid roads used in the 1800s by the logging industry, remain on park grounds.
Grass Lake contains the headwaters of Green Cove Creek, wetland systems, over 100 bird species and over 200 plant species. The main purpose of this park is to protect wildlife, wildlife viewing and environmental education.
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia, WA 98516. Phone: 360-753-9467.
Wolf Haven International. 3111 Offut Lake Road SE, Tenino, Olympia, WA 98589. Toll-free: 1-800-448-9653; Fax: 360-264-4639.
Woodard Bay Natural Resource Conservation Area. Located on Woodard Bay Road.
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