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Best of Olympia Guide

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Olympia
Birthplace of riot grrl music and home to an energetic independent art and music scene, Olympia is a hub of innovative cultural movements. The nontraditional Evergreen State College draws young pioneers and artists while the surrounding landscape of Puget Sound beckons the environmentally aware to its embrace. With 40 city parks incorporating 963 acres as well as a vast, municipally-funded public art collection, the city is a study in inventive and ecological civil design.

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Owner description: Located on the Nisqually River Delta in Southern Puget Sound, this refuge consists of three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats... more Owner description: Located on the Nisqually River Delta in Southern Puget Sound, this refuge consists of three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats that provide a resting and nesting area for a wide variety of migratory birds. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Hands On Children's Museum
Hands On Children's Museum
Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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Priest Point Park
Priest Point Park
This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia.
Attraction type: State Parks
Percival Landing
Percival Landing
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Wagner's European Bakery and Cafe
Wagner's European Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #1 of 324 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: German, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Lemon Grass Restaurant
Lemon Grass Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 324 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Gardner's Restaurant
Gardner's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 324 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
Ranked #4 of 324 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill - North Point
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill - North Point
Ranked #5 of 324 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Ground Inn
$30 - $60
Ranked #6 of 8 Olympia B&B and Inns

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Liberty Inn DuPont
2.5 of 5
Liberty Inn DuPont
$91 - $146
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dupont
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Inn at Mallard Cove
The Inn at Mallard Cove
$135 - $165
Ranked #1 of 8 Olympia B&B and Inns
Ramada Olympia
2.5 of 5
Ramada Olympia
$110 - $154
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Olympia
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DoubleTree by Hilton Olympia
2.5 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Olympia
$119 - $244
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Olympia
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.