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Nisqually Reach Nature Center

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An excellent place to walk and enjoy the wildlife

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge is full of wildlife whatever the season. On this occasion we were lucky... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2019
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Very nice

It takes a bit to get out there, but the staff is so knowledgable and always willing to teach. They... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Olympia, Washington
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4949 D Milluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2311
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge is full of wildlife whatever the season. On this occasion we were lucky enough to spot a Bald Eagle, very exciting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SandraL68
Reviewed December 23, 2018

I really enjoy walking here with my wife, but it would be better if they allowed pets. If you stop by in the fall you can pick apples off of the massive trees up front.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Josh A
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It takes a bit to get out there, but the staff is so knowledgable and always willing to teach. They have aquarium tanks and some interactive activities! They also have lots of volunteer opportunities!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dragonslayer12
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We had a great time exploring the area around the Nisqually Reach Nature Center. We were able to see birds and other small wildlife that characterize our region. A great trip!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank andrewbmusic
Reviewed May 4, 2018

It's a funky little museum, particularly good for kids. They'll learn about the sea life in the Sound. My wife and I drive down a couples times a week, sit in the car in the small parking area between the boat ramp and the Nature...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TommyTomThomas
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nice walk. Have seen eagles on several occasions. Sites vary with tide being in or out. Sometimes the boardwalk is a little slippery. Have art exhibits int the entry area.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank carolmK3397WF
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Back when this was a boat rental place. Folks rested row boats to go out onto the Nisqually reach, generally to fish for salmon or to hunt ducks. Now it is a nature preserve. There is a boat ramp which is busy during salmon runs...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank John L
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

The Reach is a beautiful little spot located on the edge of the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. The people here are very passionate about what they do. They also offer kayaking at the Reach courtesy of Kayak Nisqually. I did a evening bioluminescence kayak trip and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank meganhowdy
Reviewed October 18, 2017

The volunteer was very knowledgeable about wildlife in the Nisqually area and answered our questions while we perused the fascinating exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jessica B
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This was an awesome find, nice walk along shore at low tide, found shells and explored nature center which had wonderful sea life and fossils. The icing on the cake was the photo stand up board with the geoduck and oyster.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank milescharlene0
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