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Address: 8431 Waldrick road SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone Number: 13602642408
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Description: Monarch Sculpture Park, a non-profit space for the visual arts and Nature...
Monarch Sculpture Park, a non-profit space for the visual arts and Nature Conservation. Located in Thurston County near Olympia, Washington, the park is being acquired by Creekside Conservancy in Spring 2015. The park will continue its legacy of fine art and sculpture while putting aside 65 acres for wildlife and preservation. New programs and projects are being created to merge art and conservation in exciting ways!
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A Lovely Art Stroll

I attended on a overcast day which created a sharp contrast to the colorful, creative sculptures in the park. While it only took an hour to navigate, you amble far from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My daughter took me here. I was visiting from Florida. This is a very relaxing peaceful place and the "jewels" scattered about the trails are beautiful. Like hunting easter eggs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is a nice wander thru the interesting art. Look carefully as some is slightly buried in tall grass. I didn't do the maze as by then I was too hot and by myself; however, it did look as though it could be interesting. Perhaps another time I'll venture thru it. No fee is requested to wander the grounds; however,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Monarch Sculpture Park has reopened. It is a ways out of town. Great to ride out there on "Western Bike Trail". Very fun, whimsical. Took picnic lunch and enjoyed the art and pleasant surroundings, birds, etc.

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Centralia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Thank goodness for our Garmin GPS. My wife and I set out with Mapquest and handwritten directions, but we went astray in Tenino. We stopped in a church parking lot and programmed our Garmin. It led us back to Tenino and turned onto the old Hwy 99 heading north. A right turn onto Offut Lake Rd, and a right turn... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I attended on a overcast day which created a sharp contrast to the colorful, creative sculptures in the park. While it only took an hour to navigate, you amble far from civilization so the only sounds you here are gravel underfoot and the assorted sounds of farmyard animals. The park provided a very soothing experience for me and a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Really cool, whimsical sculpture garden that goes on and on. I loved a bunch of the exhibits...not museum quality for the most part, but really excellent displays and settings. Worth the drive!

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Portland, Oregon
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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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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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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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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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