Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, Olympia

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  • I have never understood why the Mima Mounds are a tourist thing, but if you are into history, I can see the appeal. But, I have lived here my whole life.  more »
  • We went to Centralia for a 3 days trip, the lady at the front counter in the hotel recommended this place to us. We searched online and saw some amazing pictures so we decided to go. But it was very d...  more »
  • Conveniently located in Littlerock just south of Olympia, this is among the most fascinating and most difficult to explain of geological formations. It has been said to be the result of giant prehisto...  more »
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  • Very neat place to visit. Interesting soil mounds, which have puzzled people for decades. Even with top scientists and modern technologies, they have yet to determine how they were formed. Nice information posters near the parking. Grab your discover pass and go visit. As always, please stay on the trails, as this prairie is under restoration.
  • Very cool little Park. It has the mysterious natural phenomenon, the mima mounds. There are acres of them. As far as you can see. Picnic tables are available but no camping. It's fun to look across the prairie at the strange landscape and wonder how they got there. They are not only found here in Washington, but they are quite rare.
  • A great place for a short hike on a windy day if you want to avoid falling branches...kids can run free (on the paths, of course) in the wide open spaces out here, making it a great place to wear them out!
  • Interesting natural phenomenon. Not much to see otherwise. No high point to get a better view.
  • I think its fascinating. The wildflowers bloom in May And are beautiful. It's worth seeing
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