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“Garbage sculputers” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monarch Sculpture Park

Monarch Sculpture Park
Ranked #17 of 56 things to do in Olympia
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Owner description: 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 fine art and sculpture while putting aside 65 acres for wildlife and preservation. New programs and projects are being created to merge art and conservation in exciting ways!
Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Garbage sculputers”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Just looked like a bunch of mismatched garbage. make it sound like it's beautiful and there was nothing about it I found interesting.

Visited May 2012
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English first
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting diversion, not being maintained”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Curious after reading about Monarch Sculpture Park, we decided to drive out before leaving Olympia for home. You just have to keep driving and eventually you'll find it, on the property behind a house along a paved bike path. Some of the sculptures were very interesting and we were looking forward to the maze. Unfortunately much of the park is overgrown and the maze looks like it was never really finished (or has fallen into disrepair). If you were biking and wanted a break this would be a neat stop. Since it was free I can't complain too much, but you should probably think twice about driving out just for this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A lot of fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

I had a bunch of fun here. The price was extremely reasonable and the sculptures were fantastic. It was fun for my whole family. Kids especially likes the prayer flag tree. A bit out of the way but worth it.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Oddly wonderful.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

My friend since second grade and I chose Olympia as a meeting place because it's midway between our current residences. As we looked through trip advisor to plan our day, this unusual park sparked our interest. From the center of town, we drove about 15 miles into an increasingly rural area. The entry to the park looks like the driveway of a smallish country home. Around the side of the house, a gently sloping path leads down to several ACRES of outdoor art. Large, small, interpreted, uninterpreted, mainly metal, some glass, some "other." A modest guess would be that there are 50 or 60 pieces. In spring and summer, there is a leafy plant maze. (We saw the sticks.) As we strolled through the park on a soggy winter day, downed tree branches and the bit of ice in the stream from a recent snowstorm added their own artistic flare. Highly vocal roosters from the property next door serenaded us as we walked. The more we looked around, the broader our smiles grew. We were happy to contribute to the donations box before we drove away. TIPS: In winter, take care of personal needs before you go, and dress for the weather (including shoes) regardless of the season.

Visited January 2012
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Rochester, Wa.
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“Went for a drive...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

Way out of the way but our family enjoyed the drive and scenery. My boys had fun has plenty of space and different art to please!

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