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“Still Closed”

Monarch Sculpture Park
Ranked #22 of 60 things to do in Olympia
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Located just off of the Chehalis Western bike trail in Tenino, you can still see a few sculptures between the trail and the road. Hopefully they will reopen soon so we can all enjoy the full experience of every sculpture in this beautiful countryside. I do believe they are still taking donations on their website to help with the reopening.

1  Thank Doug H
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went aug. 6 2016 and was very disappointed that they are no longer open maybe with more funding but had very large sculptures and looked amazing I hope they get funding to reopen

2  Thank Trillium W
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Sort of what you might expect with the legalization of weed. Its a really strange idea, not well realized--it's basically a bunch of junk scattered around the owner's yard, some pieces closer to scrap metal, a few closer to something like art. Calling all the assorted objects scattered around the property, "art" would be a stretch, but it is a good stop off when biking south from Olympia on the Western Chehalis Trail.

Thank Glomared
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I took our Granddaughters to the Park today, June 29, 2016, to have a picnic and to tour the grounds. Unfortunately, there were "CLOSED" signs posted on all of their signs. We decided to have our picnic anyway at one the the umbrella-adorned tables at the entrance, hoping that no one would shoo us away. A cute tabby watchcat greeted us, but we bribed him/her with some cheese, and we were allowed to finish our meal.
We have been here a couple of times before, and thoroughly enjoyed the visits. What a bummer that it is closed. I didn't quite grasp the whole story about the closure, but they need $7000 for a permit to continue to operate. You can get the whole story from their website.

1  Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

A committed group of artists are bringing this unique park back to life. It is off the beaten track bit so get directions first. it is worth a stop.

Thank susanhZ9586NN
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