- TripBuzz found 94 things to do with kids in or near Olympia, Washington, including 72 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lacey, Lakewood, Gig Harbor and Tacoma.
- From Hands On Children's Museum to Aztec Lanes, the Olympia area offers 73 different types of family activities, including: Parks, National & State Parks, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- The capital city of Washington, Olympia is home to almost 50,000 residents in an area of just under 20 square miles. The city is the cultural center of the surrounding region. Olympia boasts an array of parks, trails, and fountains amongst a variety of fine art institutions, galleries and other entertainment.
This children's museum provides hands-on exhibits. There's a café to purchase food or eat items from home. Exhibits include an Art and Parts Studio, a Build It Gallery, Tides to Tree Climber, and a half acre outdoor area with, Driftwood Fort Construction, Campfire Pit, Children's Gardens and an Art Fence.
There are 12 different track configurations that run clockwise and counter clockwise. The track is open 52 weeks a year rain or shine, and although kids can drive the go-carts anyone under 15 must pass a race school and safety course. Corporate events, group parties, an clubs are available.
With waters that are typically too chilly to swim in, Alki Beach in Seattle, is a favorite destination for those who enjoy relaxing and playing on the waterfront. Featuring 135 acres of parkland, beachgoers enjoy rollerblading, jogging, picnicking and enjoying the sunsets.
With capacity to hold 72,000 people, Century Link Field contains 48 concession areas and 11 elevators to maintain a smooth flowing venue. The field hosts the local Seattle Seahawks and also offers private and group tours.
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A zoo and aquarium all in one, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has a wide variety of wild life. The setting along the Puget Sound with views of the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier make it the perfect place for picnics and family outings.
Home to minor league baseball's Tacoma Raniers, Cheney Stadium originally opened in 1960. Since undergoing a major renovation after the 2010 season, the park now features luxury suites, expanded concessions, and unmatched sightlines.
Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits. The lake is home of Gas Works Park which is a popular venue for summer concerts and Seattle's major Fourth of July fireworks show.