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Monarch Sculpture Park

Address: 8431 Waldrick road SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone Number: 360-264-2408
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Ranked #14 of 26 Attractions in Olympia
Type: Museums
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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this gem while riding the Chelais Western Bike Trail. Thy are currently trying to reopen the buildings and reestablish an active site. However, the sculpture gardens are open and they are wonderful--if somewhat overgrown. There are many, many large freestanding sculptures scattered over the grounds. Well worth a visit.

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ride my bike on the Western trail and this little park was always a delight to go to. I went recently and found that they had closed. Too bad, it was a fun break on the bike trail.

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Olympia, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a pretty neat site with metal sculptures as big as a house. They are distributed all over the property. There is an art center that can accommodate school groups and all kinds of metal instruments. It is a great place for a picnic and connects with the Chehalis Western Trail. According to the website, which does not seem... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

it the middle of a prairie. This is a sculpture garden with artwork from all over the world. The owner is a international artist. The stuff is beautiful and extraordinary. There is an annual party with an art show, dancers, singers..like I said ...in the middle of a prairie. This is the most extraordinary place. Please go.

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to take a troop or other group of kids for free. They accept donations to keep it running. Lots of cool stuff to explore.

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East Olympia, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I hope they reopen, because this is one of the amazing places in our city, tha other small cities don't have.

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Tenino, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

You may be able to access it, but you should know that it has been closed for about a year now. Nothing is being maintained.

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Olympia, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Just looked like a bunch of mismatched garbage. make it sound like it's beautiful and there was nothing about it I found interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Curious after reading about Monarch Sculpture Park, we decided to drive out before leaving Olympia for home. You just have to keep driving and eventually you'll find it, on the property behind a house along a paved bike path. Some of the sculptures were very interesting and we were looking forward to the maze. Unfortunately much of the park is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I had a bunch of fun here. The price was extremely reasonable and the sculptures were fantastic. It was fun for my whole family. Kids especially likes the prayer flag tree. A bit out of the way but worth it.

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