We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nisqually Reach Nature Center

Features Animals
4949 D Milluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2311
+1 360-459-0387
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Just a beautiful and fun place to be

Back when this was a boat rental place. Folks rested row boats to go out onto the Nisqually reach... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John L
,
Olympia, Washington
Fun place

The Reach is a beautiful little spot located on the edge of the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. The... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Megan L
,
Olympia, Washington
via mobile
Read all 43 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“boat ramp” (2 reviews)
“nice walk” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LOCATION
4949 D Milluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2311
CONTACT
Website
+1 360-459-0387
Write a ReviewReviews (43)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"boat ramp"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"bring your camera"
in 2 reviews
"low tide"
in 2 reviews
"puget sound"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 2 reviews
"salmon"
in 2 reviews
"kayaking"
in 3 reviews
"ducks"
in 4 reviews
"mile"
in 4 reviews
"wildlife"
in 7 reviews
"boardwalk"
in 6 reviews
"untouched"
in 2 reviews
"volunteers"
in 3 reviews
"waterfowl"
in 2 reviews
"preserve"
in 2 reviews
"displays"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank John L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 December 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

Thank Megan L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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

Thank Jessica B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank milescharlene0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The sounds, site, and distinct smells from this place make it unique. The Nisqually Reach Nature Center appeals to all ages with its intriguing display of natural science. Stepping into to this habitat has the power to make a visitor forget about the busy lifestyle...More

Thank williamtI9623CB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I have been kayaking here regularly this summer -what a beautiful launching point. Going out at high tide always brings me up close with seals, both in the water and as they sun bathe on shore. Blue herons are everywhere. You truly have the feeling...More

Thank CMG3000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very easy walking. You can walk a short distance or do the full distance which is flat and long. Suggest bring water as it is a long walk. Wheel Chair assessable. Do have benches for resting. Absolutely peaceful, lots of nature and the down side...More

Thank Dee M M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The nature center is a great place to learn about Puget Sound life and to participate in citizen science. Lots of opportunities here

Thank Hal72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Plenty of birdlife to see starting from swampy stream to river estuary. Seals abound and the board walk is one of the best we've come across

Thank Steve B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amazing place to walk around , and learn more about the wildlife. Take your camera ! This is a hidden place but just across from Nisqually wildlife park.

Thank oislndgrl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Olympia
Annabelle's Bed and Breakfast
1 review
4.31 km away
Best Western Plus Lacey Inn & Suites
607 reviews
4.98 km away
Days Inn Lacey Olympia Area
491 reviews
5.19 km away
FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont
100 reviews
6.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Curry Corner
167 reviews
4.32 km away
Hawks Prairie Restaurant
166 reviews
5.03 km away
Mayan Mexican Family Restaurant
111 reviews
4.78 km away
German Diner
59 reviews
4.81 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
478 reviews
2.82 km away
The Home Course
26 reviews
4.84 km away
Sequalitchew Creek Trail Head
6 reviews
5.97 km away
Shipwreck Beads
6 reviews
3.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nisqually Reach Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit