Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

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#11 of 35 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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  • A nice park with interesting sculptures and no charge for touring through. Great to do on a nice day.  more »
  • Olympic Sculpture Park on Seattle’s waterfront that, once known as Skid Row, has been repurposed and now features artwork such as Alexander Calder’s spider like sculpture “Eagle.” I did learn that 1% ...  more »
  • I wish everyday was summer in Seattle! Amazing views of water. Very relaxing. You can take a long walk or a short walk and still see the water!  more »
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  • Really not much to see on a rainy day. All the sculptures are pretty spread out, and more large instillations than particularly stunning or engaging pieces. Comparing it to the DC Mall sculpture garden with much more interesting pieces, The Olympic park has about half as many sculptures spread across about 4x the space. It seems like the park is mostly there for stunning views of the sound
  • Perfect spot to sit, relax, and watch the sun set. If it's a clear day, you get beautiful views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. If you're more interested in people than geography, keep your eyes nearer by; you may see an interesting assortment of folks making their way past your seat or sitting near you.
  • Outdoor sculpture park. This is a great place to wander around on the Seattle waterfront. It isn't as busy as the piers further south and there are a bunch of cool sculptures to look at. My work takes me here a few times a year and it is definitely one of the places I look forward to visiting.
  • I enjoy walking in Seattle. This visit I took in the Olympic Sculpture Park, by the Seattle Art Museum. The sculptures range from thought provoking to humorous. Most anyone can enjoy a stroll here.
  • So wonderful to stumble upon this spot. Clean and well-maintained park. Gorgeous spot to walk through on your way to Pike Place with a great view of ocean/mountain horizon on one side and Seattle city scape on the other.
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