Museums in Olympia

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Museums in Olympia

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  • Peggy P
    3 contributions
    My grandchildren, 5 & 3 really enjoyed this experience. There were so many activities to choose from! Their favorites were the crane, the racing ducks in water, the wooden toy train on tracks and the play store and kitchen areas.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Randy R
    6 contributions
    It's not on the order of Boeing Museum of Flight, but if you are in the area it's definitely worth the time to stop by.
    Written November 7, 2019
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  • marye1231
    Olympia, WA25 contributions
    Very nicely located next to the Children's Hands On Museum and it's FREE plus even adults will learn a few things about water usage.
    Written November 6, 2019
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  • HighPriestessSusan
    Olympia, WA72 contributions
    Bigelow house is a look into the life of the homesteading lawyer who built it and his family. It’s unusual in that the house and furnishings stayed in the same family until becoming a small museum. Filled with original furniture and musical instruments. The docents know the history well. Totally worth a visit and the admission is nominal.
    Written September 8, 2019
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  • jaybeeFL
    Palm Harbor, FL2,945 contributions
    Not too many ships around still afloat dating to the early 1900s but the Sandman is one! We were visiting Olympia Harbor and the tug was open for tours as it was a Saturday afternoon and given its prominent place in the harbor, it drew us like a magnet. The tour is free and the local volunteers provided an informative review of the boat's history and restoration to date. There is still much work to be done but the expectation is that it will be seaworthy and available for cruises in the future. Definitely worth the 15-30 minute tour.
    Written June 21, 2017
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  • HighPriestessSusan
    Olympia, WA72 contributions
    A wide variety of pieces packed into this small, neatly arranged gallery of local art. Reasonably priced and a pleasant way to spend some time downtown in Olympia.
    Written September 22, 2019
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  • julie
    2 contributions
    The Artists' Gallery is open an spacious with a variety of art, paintings, sculpture, wood work & jewelry.
    Written September 20, 2020
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  • JALFAN
    Sumner, WA1,942 contributions
    Wonderful gallery our go to place to find that special birthday, wedding, anniversary gift. We always find something unique. They also do wonderful gift wrapping.
    Written March 21, 2021
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