The capitol grounds include several parks that offer rich opportunities for visitors and the local community to explore and enjoy. Park hours during the summer (April 1 - October 31) are 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Park hours during the winter (November 1 - March 31) are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. There is a parking lot area at 501 5th Avenue SW, Olympia.
Visit a park
Walk or run area trails
While here, stop and visit a variety of other attractions, including Percival Landing boardwalk, Farmers Market, Hands-On Children’s Museum, the Yashiro (Olympia’s sister city) Japanese Garden, and the Bigelow House Museum.
Eight blocks south of the Capitol Campus, in the heart of Olympia’s historic district, is the State Capital Museum. Dedicated to preserving the culture and history of Washington State, the museum is housed in a stately stucco mansion and offers an extensive gift and souvenir shop. Museum hours are 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday--museum is closed Sunday-Tuesday. For admission cost and general information call (360) 753-2580.
For more details and current events, please see the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation page and the Olympia Thurston County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
Learn more about other area attractions while visiting the capital and surrounding area: