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Address: 325 Marine Drive NE, Olympia, WA

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Clean air, fresh breezes, charming stroll

A lovely, clean area for a short walk or just hang out and people watch. Lots of cute and active kids to entertain you. The art and landscaping are very attractive. This area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda S
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Black Diamond, Washington, United States
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Black Diamond, Washington, United States
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely, clean area for a short walk or just hang out and people watch. Lots of cute and active kids to entertain you. The art and landscaping are very attractive. This area is at the core of Olympia which seems to have its own special positive energy. Definitely worth a visit and it doesn't cost you anything except to... More 

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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The children's museum did such an amazing job taking the fun out doors and making it available to all. Take the kids to play on those hot summer days.

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Thank Brad B
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A nice area to walk around and enjoy views of the harbor and boats. Near the farmer's market and several restaurants within easy walking distance.

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Thank ErikaM411
Port Angeles, Washington
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a really cool man-made stream for wading that is right in front of the Hands On Children's Museum. We have been several times this spring & summer & we always stay for a couple of hours & leave very happy. I like to bring a blanket to sit on -- even though there are many seats with umbrellas... More 

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Thank MMMamaJ
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Low key site that might have your young kids squealing with delight! It is a natural environment enhanced by artwork. For example, there is a stream bed perfect for wading. The bed is embedded with water-life sculptures such as fish. There are many different small plantings in the landscape so youngsters can draw or name the various plants. AND public... More 

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Thank lameoma
Olympia, Washington
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Water, rocks, boulders, bridge, salmon, shells, friends, birds bathing, reptiles, babbling brook, benches and a bathroom! Also, the plaza is in close proxemics to other wonderful places! Perhaps combine the plaza with another stop. The East Bay Public plaza is close enough to enough to walk to: the Hands on Children's Museum, a near by, path that goes around the... More 

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Thank KimberlyKunz
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016

A pretty plaza right downtown along the water. A great place to walk with kids, right near the Children's museum.

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Thank bethaatwell
Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Such a fun area for young children! Baby to 5/6 yrs. shallow little concrete stream that is fun for littles to wade, sit and splash in. No food is allowed near for obvious health reasons but a close walk down the street you can sit in the grass along the water or at the farmers market. Go early because it... More 

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Thank HopNhollands R
Olympia, Washington, United States
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163 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a very lovely setting around the Children's Hands On Museum. During the summer, water runs through a little stream where children can wade and it is created wonderfully well with images of fish and other sea creatures. Lots of nice places to just sit and enjoy also.

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Thank Wendy334
Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The city has done a very nice job with this park. A interactive stream runs thru, with faux fish running up stream. Seating and restrooms on site. Really nice small area.

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