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Nisqually Reach Nature Center

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We had a great time exploring the area around the Nisqually Reach Nature Center. We were able to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew B
Olympia, Washington
Just a beautiful and fun place to be

Back when this was a boat rental place. Folks rested row boats to go out onto the Nisqually reach... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
John L
Olympia, Washington
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“bird life”(3 reviews)
“bald eagles”(3 reviews)
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4949 D Milluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time exploring the area around the Nisqually Reach Nature Center. We were able to see birds and other small wildlife that characterize our region. A great trip!

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

It's a funky little museum, particularly good for kids. They'll learn about the sea life in the Sound. My wife and I drive down a couples times a week, sit in the car in the small parking area between the boat ramp and the Nature...More

Thank TommyTomThomas
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice walk. Have seen eagles on several occasions. Sites vary with tide being in or out. Sometimes the boardwalk is a little slippery. Have art exhibits int the entry area.

1  Thank carolmK3397WF
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Back when this was a boat rental place. Folks rested row boats to go out onto the Nisqually reach, generally to fish for salmon or to hunt ducks. Now it is a nature preserve. There is a boat ramp which is busy during salmon runs...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The Reach is a beautiful little spot located on the edge of the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. The people here are very passionate about what they do. They also offer kayaking at the Reach courtesy of Kayak Nisqually. I did a evening bioluminescence kayak trip and...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The volunteer was very knowledgeable about wildlife in the Nisqually area and answered our questions while we perused the fascinating exhibits.

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was an awesome find, nice walk along shore at low tide, found shells and explored nature center which had wonderful sea life and fossils. The icing on the cake was the photo stand up board with the geoduck and oyster.

Thank milescharlene0
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The sounds, site, and distinct smells from this place make it unique. The Nisqually Reach Nature Center appeals to all ages with its intriguing display of natural science. Stepping into to this habitat has the power to make a visitor forget about the busy lifestyle...More

Thank williamtI9623CB
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I have been kayaking here regularly this summer -what a beautiful launching point. Going out at high tide always brings me up close with seals, both in the water and as they sun bathe on shore. Blue herons are everywhere. You truly have the feeling...More

1  Thank CMG3000
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very easy walking. You can walk a short distance or do the full distance which is flat and long. Suggest bring water as it is a long walk. Wheel Chair assessable. Do have benches for resting. Absolutely peaceful, lots of nature and the down side...More

Thank Dee M M
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