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“CLOSED...don't waste the trip”

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 23 June 2017 via mobile

We went out of our way to go to this park and we're excited to see some of the sculptures that were posted online. There was nothing on their website that made me think the place was closed.

We arrived and there was a handmade sign that looked like it had been printed awhile ago because it was faded and read CLOSED. Another hand printed sign read Temporarily closed to the public.

3  Thank JefCin
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"bike trail"
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"worth a stop"
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"chehalis"
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"sculptures"
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"maze"
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"reopen"
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"art"
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place with outstanding
sculptures, wildflowers, trees and peacefulness. Follow the trail over a river and through a maze. The tour is self guided at your own pace. Signs provide information about each piece of art. It is located on the Chehalis bike trail for alternate transportation. I will bring a picnic next time.

Thank Christine C
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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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