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Monarch Sculpture Park

8431 Waldrick Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98501
+1 360-264-2408
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A committed group of artists are bringing this unique park back to life. It is off the beaten... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
susanhZ9586NN
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Olympia, Washington
An easter egg hunt

My daughter took me here. I was visiting from Florida. This is a very relaxing peaceful place and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2015
Mary Elna F
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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 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!
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“bike trail” (6 reviews)
“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
“chehalis” (6 reviews)
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8431 Waldrick Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98501
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

A committed group of artists are bringing this unique park back to life. It is off the beaten track bit so get directions first. it is worth a stop.

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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

My daughter took me here. I was visiting from Florida. This is a very relaxing peaceful place and the "jewels" scattered about the trails are beautiful. Like hunting easter eggs.

2  Thank Mary Elna F
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

It is a nice wander thru the interesting art. Look carefully as some is slightly buried in tall grass. I didn't do the maze as by then I was too hot and by myself; however, it did look as though it could be interesting. Perhaps...More

Thank Rosie L
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Monarch Sculpture Park has reopened. It is a ways out of town. Great to ride out there on "Western Bike Trail". Very fun, whimsical. Took picnic lunch and enjoyed the art and pleasant surroundings, birds, etc.

1  Thank Patti F
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Thank goodness for our Garmin GPS. My wife and I set out with Mapquest and handwritten directions, but we went astray in Tenino. We stopped in a church parking lot and programmed our Garmin. It led us back to Tenino and turned onto the old...More

1  Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

I attended on a overcast day which created a sharp contrast to the colorful, creative sculptures in the park. While it only took an hour to navigate, you amble far from civilization so the only sounds you here are gravel underfoot and the assorted sounds...More

1  Thank C B
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Really cool, whimsical sculpture garden that goes on and on. I loved a bunch of the exhibits...not museum quality for the most part, but really excellent displays and settings. Worth the drive!

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this gem while riding the Chelais Western Bike Trail. Thy are currently trying to reopen the buildings and reestablish an active site. However, the sculpture gardens are open and they are wonderful--if somewhat overgrown. There are many, many large...More

3  Thank Zagtraveller
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I ride my bike on the Western trail and this little park was always a delight to go to. I went recently and found that they had closed. Too bad, it was a fun break on the bike trail.

2  Thank Patti F
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is a pretty neat site with metal sculptures as big as a house. They are distributed all over the property. There is an art center that can accommodate school groups and all kinds of metal instruments. It is a great place for a picnic...More

Thank Brooke G
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