Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

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#12 of 61 in Parks in Seattle
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Spreading across about 3.4 ha (8.5 acres), Olympic Sculpture Park is dotted with approximately 20 modern outdoor art creations made of materials such as steel, wood, glass, bronze, and granite and built between 1965 and 2014. You can visit a climate-controlled room with an 18 m (60 ft) long decaying wooden log that hosts various life forms, which you can observe under a magnifying glass. See a 3.5 m (11.5 ft) typewriter eraser, and look for a bright white, 14 m (46 ft) tall head that represents a mountain nymph from Greek mythology. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • This was my first visit to Olympic Sculpture Park. It was a nice day, and a nice visit with some nice views, but it’s quite small. Considering the shortest amount of time you can pay for parking is....  more
    This was my first visit to Olympic Sculpture Park. It was a nice day, and a nice visit with some nice views, but it’s quite small. Considering the shortest amount of time you can pay for parking is....  more »
  • Most art-museum sculpture gardens I've been to had at least, say, 20 sculptures. Not this one. Besides a big Calder, there's little else. The ocean views are great. Oh, and the pavilion was closed at....  more
    Most art-museum sculpture gardens I've been to had at least, say, 20 sculptures. Not this one. Besides a big Calder, there's little else. The ocean views are great. Oh, and the pavilion was closed at....  more »
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  • Very cool & fun place to spend some time outdoors! I really enjoyed the multiple pathways around different sculpture installations, and all the detailed information on each sculpture made the experience extra meaningful. The paths are suitable for children and those who might have a harder time getting around because the paths are very wide and smooth and well maintained. There are real bathrooms on site, as well as a cafe! Will have to check that out next time Parking is limited- plan accordingly! Also, the vivarium is not always open so don’t get your hopes up if you visit during the week!
  • Beautiful clean park with some...interesting sculptures. The fountain isn't my favorite, but the giant Buddha-like head that seems elongated by sonar as well as many other installations are nice for a quiet, contemplative stroll along the waterfront. The small pebble-strewn beach is a cozy little cove that's great for skipping stoned if the water is ever calm enough. The smell of the sea is a wonderful compliment to the rose garden farther along the Eliot Bay trail, and the trail has been renovated and made safer and more accessible along the Eliot Bay waterfront.

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