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Monarch Sculpture Park

8431 Waldrick Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98501
+1 360-264-2408
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Interesting Art and Nature

Monarch Sculpture Park has reopened. It is a ways out of town. Great to ride out there on... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2015
Patti F
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Olympia, Washington
Art and nature walk

Thank goodness for our Garmin GPS. My wife and I set out with Mapquest and handwritten directions... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2015
Jim G
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Centralia, Washington
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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)
“chehalis” (6 reviews)
“sculptures” (11 reviews)
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8431 Waldrick Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98501
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+1 360-264-2408
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 2 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
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
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 Foodie T
Reviewed 23 October 2013

it the middle of a prairie. This is a sculpture garden with artwork from all over the world. The owner is a international artist. The stuff is beautiful and extraordinary. There is an annual party with an art show, dancers, singers..like I said ...in the...More

2  Thank Laural90210
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a great place to take a troop or other group of kids for free. They accept donations to keep it running. Lots of cool stuff to explore.

Thank MEAGAN R
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I hope they reopen, because this is one of the amazing places in our city, tha other small cities don't have.

Thank KarenLucas
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