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1675 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington, United States
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we are going to olympia at the end of july / aug and would like to know what sort of thing there are to see and do bearing in mind we have never been to the states before . also can you swim with dolphins in this area. all tips and advice would be appreciated thanks
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What state? I'm guessing there is more then 1 Olympia in the US, if your talking about Olympia, WA (which I doubt you are considering that you mentioned dolphins) I can help you out.
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Hello from Washington State!
I will completely honest: Olympia doesn't have a lot to offer in the recreation/sightseeing department. They have several museums highlighting Washington's history and government. They also have a wildlife preserve, if you are interested in animals.
If you have the time, driving an hour north to Seattle will be well worth it. You will have your pick of many activities!
We don't have any dolphins up here, but you can take boat tours out of Seattle to see migrating killer whales in the Puget Sound.
Here are a few websites to check out:
Email me if you have any more questions. I grew up here and I'm happy to help!
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Hey if you are going to visit Olympia in washington go to the mcmenamins hotel and theatre http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=58&category=Location%20Homepage
this would be a great place to stay if you don't have a place already and it just has a great atmosphere but like sassy said already there isn't much going on here at all. There is tons going on in Seattle check out my seattle pages for ideas and if you have any specific type of activities your looking to do let me know I'd be more then happy to help out. There is a ton of summer concerts, farmers markets, sidewalk sales, etc. in seattle in the summer.
Travel Tips for Olympia
The very progressive Evergreen...
The very progressive Evergreen State College gives this town a very funky, open, welcoming feel. The State Capitol is beautiful, as are the views of the Sound. Olympia can also be a gateway to nearby wineries and to the almost primeval beauty of Olympic National Park.
Tolmie State Park
Has a nice 2 to 3 mile hiking trail through it's lush green woodland and a lovely shore
(Nisqually Beach) to walk on that over looks the lower portion of the Puget Sound. It's located near the city and is just a short drive, a good thing if you can't get out to the Olympic Peninsula or Mount Rainier. On some mornings you can sit on the shore and watch someone clamming with their dog, a very Northwest moment. None needed, the trail is easy.
Washington State Capitol : the Senate Chamber
You can have an interesting look at the Senate Chamber.
The 49 senators serve staggered four-year terms. Business in this chamber is conducted in a more traditional manner, without the aid of an electronic voting machine. The Lieutenant Governor, elected by the public every four years, presides over the Senate and is seated at the front of the chamber, on the rostrum.
Olympia is the state capitol...
Olympia is the state capitol of Washington, so why not take a trip to the Capitol building? There are guided tours throughout the building on a day to day basis.
The Olympia Brewery. Take a tour and drink some beer at the same time. Located just off of I-5 exit 103.
Annual festivals include Artswalk, Lakefair, Super Saturday at The Evergreen State College.
A walk through the Farmers Market!
"The State Capital"
Olympia is a small city of about 50,000 people. Located at the southern most point on Puget Sound, it was the first city founded in Western Washington.
The state capitol complex is located here, along with a small state college called The Evergreen State College.
I think the Capitol is worth a visit. Especially after the recently completed renovations due to the 2001 earthquake. Downtown Olympia is just a few blocks from the north. It's a charming old business district, full of small shops, restaurants, and adjacent to the Budd Inlet waterfront. Capitol Lake is a good local for a stroll.
Popular Hotels in Olympia
4520 Martin Way East, (formerly Ameritel Inn Olympia), Olympia