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  • More Capitol Lake

    by olyrunner Written Feb 12, 2004

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    An early morning on the lake

    Grab a cup of coffee downtown and walk a few blocks over to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Capitol Lake. During the summer, the lakeside path is packed with walkers, runners and people just enjoying one of Olympia's treasures.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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  • Mount Rainier

    by olyrunner Written Feb 12, 2004

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    View of Mount Rainier from Capitol Lake

    Whether you're enjoying the view from afar or making the drive and enjoying it first-hand, Mount Rainier is a beautiful sight. In the winter you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding, and the summer provides ample opportunity for great hikes.

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    • Backpacking
    • National/State Park

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  • Capitol Lake Loop

    by olyrunner Written Feb 12, 2004

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    Fog on the lake

    Despite an earthquake that sent Deschutes Parkway sliding toward Capitol Lake, the loop is back open for all to enjoy. Whether you're a walker or runner, this is a great loop with fantastic views of the capitol, the mountains and of course the lake.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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  • Olympia Farmer's Market

    by olyrunner Written Dec 31, 2003

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    Photo by Planet Percussion

    The Olympia Farmer's Market is a great place to get your fresh produce, plants and flowers as well as other crafts, clothing and food items all while supporting local vendors. During the summer, it's a popular place to spend your Friday lunch hour with a wide variety of fresh food and great music performances. Check their website to get seasonal hours.

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  • Procession of the Species

    by olyrunner Updated Dec 31, 2003

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    Photo from The Olympian

    Olympia has its own Procession of the Species parade each April as part of Arts Walk (which also takes place in October). It's a great community event and a lot of fun to watch, especially while sipping a cup of java from nearby Batdorf & Bronson.

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  • Olympia is the state capitol...

    by artydude Written Aug 26, 2002

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    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!

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    OLYWA is near Mt. St Helens,...

    by Rude_boy22 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    OLYWA is near Mt. St Helens, Mt Ranier, and are on a very nice port. Great hiking, climbing, biking, and backpacking opportunities are within the area. There are excellent places to dock if you are sailing along the Pacific Coast.

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    • Cycling

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    Washington State Capitol : the state seal

    by mike-tango Written Sep 17, 2005
    Washington state seal

    A big replica of the Washington State Seal is embedded in the center of the floor of the rotunda, under the dome of the Capitol.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    When in Oympia this is a must see place

    by dickiemint Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Capitol with fountain

    It is not until you are in the grounds of the building that you see it in its full glory. very big place and set in very nice grass and path areas.

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    Visit the capitol

    by drmorf Written Aug 26, 2002

    If you like marble, you'll love the interior of the capitol building, there is literally tons of it!

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