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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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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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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Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Attraction type: Educational sites; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Percival Landing
Percival Landing
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gardner's Seafood & Pasta
Gardner's Seafood & Pasta
Ranked #1 of 314 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
Ranked #2 of 314 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch
Basilico
Basilico
Ranked #3 of 314 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Wagner's European Bakery and Cafe
Wagner's European Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #4 of 314 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: German, Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Lemon Grass Restaurant
Lemon Grass Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 314 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ramada Olympia
2.0 of 5
Ramada Olympia
$103 - $167
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Olympia
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Red Lion Hotel Olympia
3.0 of 5
Red Lion Hotel Olympia
$108 - $187
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Olympia
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Fertile Ground Guesthouse
Fertile Ground Guesthouse
$100 - $110
Ranked #3 of 8 Olympia B&B and Inns

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