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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2302
Phone Number: 360 753 9467

Located on the Nisqually River Delta in Southern Puget Sound, this refuge...

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.

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Nice for a quiet walk

Wonderful place for a quiet walk viewing nature and Puget Sound. Great place to stroll with friends for an outing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful place for a quiet walk viewing nature and Puget Sound. Great place to stroll with friends for an outing.

Thank George W
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was warm in western Washington today, so we visited the Nisqually Refuge in the morning. The price of a visit is great - $3 for your whole group! There's a visitors' center staffed by helpful souls and lots of information along the trails to guide your visit. We took the smaller one mile loop because it was what I... More 

Thank Traveling H
SeaTac, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

$3/adult admission on the honnor system and if you spend the time "take it all in", it cannot be done in a single visit by most; yet even a shor hour or two is satisfying. Interpretative center off the parking lot has a lobby with coffee (it is the Pacific NorthWest, PNW) and gifts and huge, darkened room with lighted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a walk thru the park and were in awe of the seceinery wildlife and how well kept up the wooden path was.lots of information as you wander and several trails to discover. Good for everyone

Thank Neal M
Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to take a stroll and it is not strenuous. You will see many species of birds including blue herons . The people at the ranger station are very informative and pleasant. There is plenty of parking space available.There are onsite restrooms and it is also possible to take a picnic.There are tables along the way... More 

Thank veraburdetta
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an easy walk that takes you through beautiful natural surroundings that include trees, wildlife and right out onto the water. Everytime I go, there is something new - baby eagles, foliage, flowers. Always breathtaking.

Thank Terri B
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A place to get away from the crowds and see nature/wildlife up close! Vice flat trails anyone can hike! Delta, Puget Sound and River views!

Thank firefox69692004
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've known about this place but never visited until I knew relatives were showing up who would like this. Went first day alone to check it out....It covers the entire delta where the Nisqually River completes its 78 mile run from a glacier on Mt. Rainier to Puget Sound salt water. It had to be educational....ADA accessible...and visible wildlife would... More 

Thank Gabe C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always something to see at NWR. Great place for a level power walk in beautiful surroundings. Quick stop off the freeway. Nice volunteer gift shop, quality gifts available. Nearly 1 mile boardwalk out over the water along McAllister Creek.

Thank Don K
Dexter, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wildlife refuge is superb, we liked it so much we came back a few days later on our return home. It has several habitats, all beautifully maintained, easy walking and a variety of wildlife makes this a must see! Can't wait to go back!

Thank 82koko

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