Experience Olympia, WA & Beyond
The Olympia region, located in beautiful, evergreen Washington state, is unlike other destinations. Here, "handcrafted" is a way of life. People are intentional and passionate for their craft. Local makers create one-of-a-kind experiences for visitors to enjoy. Visit our talented chefs, skilled roasters of fair trade coffee, brewers of handcrafted ales and makers of some very fine wine.
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Our region is home to many thriving and unique communities ready for you to adventure and explore. Journey through the historic falls and brewing culture of Tumwater, relax in the sparkling lakes and densely-forested parklands of Lacey or stroll the boardwalk and waterfront in downtown Olympia. Hop on the Thurston Bountiful Byway, a 60-mile scenic route through rural Thurston County and take in the sites as you travel through our smaller communities—Yelm, Rainier, Tenino, Bucoda, Grand Mound & Rochester. Leave the cars behind and explore our region's invigorating bike trails or take in the sites at our top attractions. Wherever you wander, a getaway to Thurston County nurtures your creative side, giving you full permission to explore something new.