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“Love this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monarch Sculpture Park

Monarch Sculpture Park
8431 Waldrick road SE, Olympia, WA 98501
360-264-2408
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Olympia
Type: Museums, Outdoors
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Olympia, WA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Heard about this place from friends who had visited while bicycling on the Chehalis Western Trail. This is one of those rare places that nobody really hears about. I guess it was in the news last year because the owner couldn't afford to care for it anymore. It's a pay what you can kind of place and sadly, it doesn't seem to be making it. Neighboring cities see the value of the place and have found funding to keep it open a bit longer. Meanwhile, I recommend you come check it out - while it's still available to the public that is.

Great place to take kids! Lots of things to do - magnetic board to make art...sound garden... messages on trees... It's a very cool unique place!

Visited October 2011
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Olympia Wa
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Great examples of sculpture in a rural outdoor setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This was a real surprise. Found it along the bike trail but here is of course vehicular access. really interesting range of sculpture pieces . They have a mentor ship program so you see non US artists work. Worth a visit is you're the museum art gallery type. The have soda machine and coffee shop during the summer in the winter neither.

Visited September 2011
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“Hidden oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011 via mobile

So boredom through me out into the world today and I went to this hidden gem of a place. The setting was unusual but very appropriate. It was a fun and intertaning event for a Sunday or any day. Very pieceful and something for everyone to injoy...

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

We enjoy a bike ride on the Western Chehalis trail out to the sculpture park. You can ride from Lacey or drive out to the park and ride a few miles. Or just drive out to the park. The sculpture garden is full of wonderful finds. My favorite is the music garden consisting of hands on sculptures that can produce variety of sounds. It's a nice place to walk around, the grounds are kept up as much as they can be considering the minimal volunteers they have. It's such an enjoyable free activity. I try to make a donation every I visit. And I try to visit at least twice a year.

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