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Parks, Playgrounds, and Attractions

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Parks and Playgrounds

Heritage Park Fountain
A popular gathering place containing an interactive fountain with 47 dancing spouts of water.

Percival Landing
Grab a treat at the Bayview Thriftway and walk the 1.5 mile boardwalk. Enjoy sweeping views of Budd Inlet and the Olympics, interpretive displays, public art, restaurants and picnic areas.

Port Plaza & Viewing Tower
Outdoor stage, viewing tower and public plaza.

Priest Point Park
Picnic areas, playground, interpretive trails, beachfront.

Yashiro Japanese Garden
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of this Asian inspired garden.

Tumwater Falls Park
Picnic and play areas, trails along the falls.

Tumwater Historical Park
Playgrounds, picnic areas, river access, playing.

Burfoot Park
Just north of the City of Olympia, trails, beachfront. 

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Park
Enjoy the unique ecosystem and diverse wildlife habitat of the Nisqually River Delta.

Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve
Interpretive trails, paved ADA accessible ½ mile loop.


WET Science Center
A fun, hands-on place to learn all about water, next door to the Hands On Children's Museum. 

East Bay Plaza
Play in a vibrant open space, learn about the benefits of reclaimed water and the efforts of the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, in front of the Hands On Children's Museum.

Olympia Farmers Market
Enjoy local produce, fresh fruit, artisan crafts, baked goods, meat & dairy, with several restaurants, all set to daily live music.

South Sound Estuarium
Explore animals and plants in their local estuaries, where freshwater and saltwater meet. 

Tour the Capitol Campus
Take a guided tour, visit buildings, memorials, and artwork on the capitol campus. 

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Catch a cultural event at the South Puget Sound’s beloved performing arts facility.

Olympia Family Theater
Experience live family theater, for all ages, including shows for kids age 0-5. 

Apple Tree Productions
See live performances of popular plays, performed by kids for kids. 

Wolf Haven International
Learn all about wolves, nationally recognized wolf sanctuary. 

Great Wolf Lodge
Kid-friendly attractions, an indoor water park, and more.