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Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

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If you are male the mounds may remind you of young women.

This is a unique geological phenomena. Check it over and see if you can decide how they formed... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Thomas I
Much Ado About Lumpy

While the Mima Lumps aren't that exciting to look at, this is a nice open area to get out and have... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I have never understood why the Mima Mounds are a tourist thing, but if you are into history, I can see the appeal. But, I have lived here my whole life.

Thank Gabi T
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Centralia for a 3 days trip, the lady at the front counter in the hotel recommended this place to us. We searched online and saw some amazing pictures so we decided to go. But it was very disappointing because there are only...More

Thank JoeyBBNg
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Conveniently located in Littlerock just south of Olympia, this is among the most fascinating and most difficult to explain of geological formations. It has been said to be the result of giant prehistoric pocket gophers and numerous other phenomena but none is proven. The facility...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Great place for families with small children. Easy paved hike with interesting facts about native plants throughout . Also has a longer trail option. Generally a quiet place where children can safely explore and experience nature. Highly recommend going in May or June for butterfly...More

Thank mtsmiley
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a unique geological phenomena. Check it over and see if you can decide how they formed. Myself I lean towards either the glacial or earthquake explanation. I may be wrong, but I have considered the diverse opinions.

Thank Thomas I
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While the Mima Lumps aren't that exciting to look at, this is a nice open area to get out and have a walk and get a feel for a pacific northwest prairie environment. These mounds stretch over an area of about 15 miles--some of the...More

1  Thank Glomared
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I went on a day no one was there, so it was very peaceful and relaxing. There are placards and signs with information about the area and it's animals. You can walk to a little "observation deck" and look around or take longer walks on...More

Thank Nybe
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is an interesting spot to visit; no one is quite sure what these mounds are or how they were created. We came on a hot day and there is almost no shade so be prepared. The smaller loop trail is probably sufficient to get...More

Thank Brad T
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice flat walking trails and lots of grasses and wildflowers this time of year. Interpretive signs explain how the mounds might have been formed. It is not a shaded trail, so it's probably best to go when the sun is not so hot. You need...More

1  Thank AreWeHavingFunYet
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were looking an easy hike/walk and weren't disappointed with this one. This walk took us through a field with hundreds of mounds and it was interesting to read about their formation a short distance into the walk. We saw several deer which was an...More

1  Thank Susan H
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Response from TommyTomThomas | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Check it out with the Mima Mounds authority to make sure. It would be a great place to let a dog run, but there may be some very sound restrictions for not allowing that. Check to see if pets on leashes are ok... More