Three Great Olympia Attractions For A Traveling Family

Washington State Capitol

Visiting Olympia with your children can be a great idea, regardless of the time of year that you go. Though it may not pack in as many famous attractions as Seattle or Portland, it really does offer a lot for the entire family.

Here are three top notch Olympia attractions for kids.

Visit The Hands On Children’s Museum

The Hands On Children’s Museum is mainly geared towards younger kids, but everyone, including the adults will find something there to enjoy. With displays on construction, food, energy, and more; a lot can be learned too. The master stroke the museum pulls off is that for many kids, while they’re playing on or with the many exhibits, they don’t even realize they’re learning.

Explore The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

When you visit Olympia you may want to escape from the city and all the urban trappings. One of the best outdoor experiences you can have there is getting out and exploring the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. You can spend a half hour there and enjoy the scenery or you can take hours to walk the trails and paths where you may see all kinds of wildlife.

Check Out The Washington State Capitol

Yes, mainly your older kids may enjoy a visit to the Washington State Capitol to a great degree, but any school age child can benefit from a visit there. This is one beautiful building, but while its great for fans of architecture, there is so much more available there. First, it is a working government building and part of the cool experience is watching the flow of government happen. Take the free tour available there and learn even more about the building and Washington’s history. You can’t go wrong with a visit to the Washington State Capitol.

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