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Better Than Seattle's Sculpture Park

Lots of quirky sculptures, and a few really nice ones. I was surprised by the number of sculptures... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
KerryandTim
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Austin, Texas
A Kinder Garden for All Ages

Located about 15 miles from Olympia, this fanciful garden is filled with a wide variety of... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Jon F
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Walla Walla, Washington
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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...more
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8431 Waldrick Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98501
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Lots of quirky sculptures, and a few really nice ones. I was surprised by the number of sculptures and pieces of art and by the size of the grounds. After having visited Seattle's Sculpture Park a week ago and being truly underwhelmed, I was reluctant...More

Thank KerryandTim
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is an off the beaten path, quirky, amazing sculpture garden. I was thrilled with all the different sculptures around all the corners and hidden in the grass, in the woods and around the pond. I loved playing with the gongs and musical creations. My...More

1  Thank xterrared
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Located about 15 miles from Olympia, this fanciful garden is filled with a wide variety of sculptures encompassing a broad range of artistic genres. The size and scope of the garden is not apparent upon arrival. As you walk down the hill to the field...More

1  Thank Jon F
Reviewed April 26, 2018

This is an amazing place. I highly recommend that you pay a visit. The staff are amazing and the art and backstory is incredible. Take your kids, spouse, friends, whoever.

2  Thank EirikM60
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Although it was a cold 32º out, it was a joy to wander around and experience a wide variety of art. Some outstanding, some OK and some in poor condition. But most very creative. With heavy frost on the ground it was a "out of...More

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Very strange indeed. I am always questioning why this place is here but what the.....it is fun. I don't think one should make a special trip down here but if you are driving by then it will worth a stop.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We visited on 23-August-2017 and really enjoyed it - a very eclectic collection of more than 100 sculptures of all types. The grounds need maintenance but it's still quite enjoyable in its current state. I spoke with the contact on their web site, who explained...More

1  Thank WorldVista
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited August,8th,2017. Really enjoyed the visit. There are a great number of pieces some really good. This place is definitely a sleeper and well worth the drive. 4 of us went and we were really impressed. The area has suffered from a lack of maintenance...More

Thank bluewaterstjohn
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We went out of our way to go to this park and we're excited to see some of the sculptures that were posted online. There was nothing on their website that made me think the place was closed. We arrived and there was a handmade...More

3  Thank JefCin
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place with outstanding sculptures, wildflowers, trees and peacefulness. Follow the trail over a river and through a maze. The tour is self guided at your own pace. Signs provide information about each piece of art. It is located on the Chehalis bike trail...More

Thank Christine C
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