Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

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#11 of 62 in Parks in Seattle
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. Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • The Olympic Sculpture was on my list during this most recent trip to Seattle. I worked it into a day of sightseeing and walking so it was perfect halfway stop. Great views from here and some interesti...  more »
  • My wife and walked the grounds of the park and enjoyed the various sculptures. There are about 20. The location overlooks the bay so it was very nice.  more »
  • There are some sculptures but not that many. This is still a nice place to relax and enjoy the views of the water. There is also a center where there are games and activities.  more »
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  • Absolutely love coming here! Whether I’m studying, enjoying a picnic with my wife, or agitated,...this is the perfect place to come! Whether you’re watching a wedding party, views of Puget Sound, the cruise ships docking, or simply having a picnic, this is the perfect place to be. Views of downtown Seattle are the best!! The crowds are nice too! Not too many transients are loitering as well. You might find one or two. This is also the perfect place to fly kites/drones.
  • Nice place to relax, soak in the sun and be really close to the sea water. Lime bikes are available there so that one can explore an awesome bike trail. Intriguing sculptures through out the park - use your imagination to comprehend the meaning or just read through the text near each art piece. Saw some people playing board games, some were chiling out in hammock and some were playing with their dogs. A good place to spend an evening and watch the sunset.
  • We were visiting Seattle on Mothers Day,our newest Family Tradition. Part of that tradition is eating a brunch prepared by respective children and then taking a long walk on the city to walk off brunch. The walk was to the water front. I had never seen the Olympic Sculpture Park. Wow what a find,very impressive works of art. When taking in the sites of Seattle this is right up there with all the spectacular stops tourist and local alike can and should make....
  • This is a fun place to casually walk around and admire unique pieces of art. I had a blast checking out every piece in the park, while enjoying the outdoors and an interesting vote of the city. Even the public benches and seats contribute to the overall artistry of the park. A must-read for any tourist, and a great place for locals to unwind.
  • It’s the sculpture park of the northwest. Don’t expect tiny sculpture park like one in Oslo. Also it’s a park first that happens to have sculptures or artwork as part of it. One got to explore, discover, get lost and stumble upon sculptures. It’s a great venue to start journey along the Elliott Bay to the north or towards downtown Seattle. Besides the cool building my favorite is Richard Sara’s sculptures. It’s rustic, simple, pure, and amazingly artful. Got me, it requires silent way of experiencing rather that an art inspired discussions.
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