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Olympic Sculpture Park

Sculpture Garden, Art Museum, and Art Gallery
Belltown, Seattle
  • Has a stamp of approval from The Wall Street Journal and Men's Health Mag
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    • Men's Health Mag
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    "works by Louise Bourgeois and Alexander Calder."(3 Tips)
    Melih E.
    "Rainier might accompany you with the Puget Sound's view :)"(5 Tips)
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    "stunning vistas of Elliott Bay and the Olympic"(3 Tips)
    Monica G.
    "sunset over the Olympic Mountain Range!"(4 Tips)
134 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
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  • elliott bay
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  • Kim P.
    Kim ProhaskaApril 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best outdoor escape within the city. Perfect for puppy play dates or day dreaming. If you work downtown be sure to check out the summer farmers market. And def stay clear of cranky security guards!
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Melih E.
    Melih ErdoganJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to ride a bike, walk around, relax your mind or just get some fresh air :) you should go there. + If the sky is clear enough mt. Rainier might accompany you with the Puget Sound's view :)
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagOctober 8, 2014
    Our vote for one of the greatest outdoor art spaces in the country, the terraced, zig-zagging Olympic Sculpture Park butts up against the Sound and features work by masters such as Richard Serra. Read more
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The park boasts a collection of sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Ellsworth Kelly, but the sweeping views of the bay and the Space Needle are equally worth the visit. Read more
  • Caitie L.
    Such a beautiful park, great on a sunny day. My favorite feature was definitely the Neukom Vivarium, one of the coolest art pieces I've seen by far
  • Denise F.
    Denise FFebruary 16, 2016
    Nice place to walk, if you keep going you will reach two others parks, good view of the port of Seattle, fresh air, silence and calm.
  • Griffin E.
    Griffin EngMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the nicer chill spots in the busy city. Sunny weekend? Go out, grab a book (or Kindle/iPad) and spend the afternoon reading in the grass overlooking Puget Sound.
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesMarch 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A unique park with many interesting sculptures. Check out the metal tree, the huge head at the south end, and make sure to take a seat on the grassy hill.
  • TOMS
    TOMSFebruary 10, 2012
    This nine-acre waterfront park was formerly an industrial site, now a green, open space for art. Look towards the Olympic mountains for massive beauty, or the Puget sound for serene mediation.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WaggonerSeptember 7, 2016
    This is a must when visiting Seattle. Featuring an impressive collection of contemporary sculpture and stunning views of the city and the water.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismSeptember 1, 2011
    An impressive sculpture garden featuring art from the SAM’s collection. Stroll through in late afternoon, then stay to enjoy the sunset. Open 365 days a year and always free. Read more
  • TOMS
    TOMSJanuary 30, 2012
    A former nine-acre industrial site transformed into a green, open space for art. Look towards the Olympic mountains for massive beauty, or the Puget sound for serene mediation.
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenFebruary 19, 2015
    gorgeous park. on a clear day around sunset, sit on the mary shirley memorial bench (called "Mary's Invitation") and enjoy the park she supported. Read more
  • Transitions® lenses
    Transitions® lensesApril 18, 2012
    View the sculpture collection and stare open-mouthed at the dramatic natural beauty of this award-winning park, set against the stunning vistas of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. #seemoresights
  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    The sculpture garden is a great free attraction right near the water and the Space Needle.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethOctober 18, 2015
    Awesome park and view of the seaport but don't go too late at night, the bums have overtaken this nice spot like a bunch of zombies
  • Willie
    WillieMay 28, 2011
    Fantastic view and the art was nice (There are both Richard Serra and Ellsworth Kelly on display among many others!). As well, the flowers are breathtaking.
  • Zaptravel I.
    Zaptravel IncAugust 30, 2013
    The Olympic Sculpture Park rethinks the conventions of the typical sculpture park, providing a dynamic and evolving setting for art.
  • Tristan H.
    Tristan HeberleinDecember 31, 2012
    Definitely the vivarium is the highlight of the park. To see a real living nurse log in the middle of the city! Wow.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogNovember 16, 2014
    Great park on a sunny day. Check out the sculptures or enjoy a great view of the bay.
  • Lauren
    LaurenOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    In the summer on Thursday nights they have food trucks. But come early cause they sell out fast and bring a blanket
  • Larissa V.
    Larissa VidalSeptember 19
    Gorgeous view as you walk down to the water from Broad and Western.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJuly 27, 2012
    Olympic Sculpture Park rises at the edge of Elliott Bay. It's a cunning use of 9 formerly industrial acres, with works by about a dozen artists. Read more
  • Simon V.
    Come on a sunny day and be dazzled by beautifully situated works from Serra, Calder, Bourgeois and more overlooking the waterfront.
  • Tammy M.
    When you get bored at Pile Market, walk a little north and check out the views of Elliot Bay from this cool park.
  • Maria N.
    Maria NikishynaApril 2, 2010
    On a good day, perfect for walking, running, biking, and in-line skating. The park runs for about 2 miles, so you'll be done with your workout before lunchtime is over.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyOctober 30, 2013
    Skylines, sunsets, nature, free art. What more could you ask for?
  • David S.
    David StutzFebruary 21, 2010
    On a sunny day, make a sunset visit to the sculpture park. After you've soaked up the great art, walk to the Boat Street Cafe and soak up great food and conviviality.
  • ConciergeQ
    ConciergeQJanuary 19, 2011
    Q: What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Seattle? Apolo Anton Ohno, Olympic Speedskating Champion: "...I prefer one of our many beautiful parks... Olympic Sculpture is fun." Read more
  • IntelWiMAX
    IntelWiMAXAugust 31, 2010
    The Father & Son fountain is on a 24-hour timer that raises the level of the water to obscure certain parts at various times. You’re in a WiMAX hotspot, so discover some interesting facts of your own!
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZimmerJune 4, 2014
    There are chairs you can sit in to watch the water. There are also some ince grassy places that would be good for lounging about.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SussmanSeptember 15, 2013
    Very few sculptures but still a wonderful place to come and relax as the sun sets.
  • Everyday
    EverydayMarch 21, 2013
    Free. Great place to watch the sun set or jog. Closes 30 minutes before sun set though!
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJune 28, 2016
    Peaceful park that's clean and safe. Great place to wander on a sunny day.
  • T R
    T R2 weeks ago
    One of my favorite free spots in Seattle. Plensa and Serra are stunning.
  • Sian W.
    Sian WuFebruary 9, 2012
    The restored beach is one of the only natural areas left in Seattle's downtown waterfront. Treasure it!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 28, 2013
    Really nice sculpture garden with free admission and views of the water.
  • Cheryl R.
    Cheryl RichmondMay 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grassy hills, gravel paths, giant scupltures and some of the most amazing views in Seattle. What's not to like? Read more
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MulcahyJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    On a clear day you can see Rainier. There are also great sunsets.
  • Vicki T.
    Vicki TranMarch 2, 2015
    Lots of interesting sculptures to view while going for a walk/run
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 15, 2011
    A peaceful, unique outdoor spot run by the Seattle Art Museum, featuring works by Louise Bourgeois and Alexander Calder.
  • Transitions® lenses
    Transitions® lensesApril 18, 2012
    Vote for the Olympic Sculpture Park as one of Seattle’s top landmarks & enter to win a trip to the Galapagos Islands! #seemoresights
  • Christine V.
    Christine VegaDecember 31, 2011
    It's a great place to bring kids of all ages! Photo tip: take a snap downhill from the red sculpture to get a view of the needle as well!
  • timothy w.
    timothy wudarskiFebruary 26, 2016
    I. Just. Don't. Get it.Lots of nice lawn, very few sculptures.
  • corinne k.
    corinne kuchlingFebruary 18, 2010
    wonderful place to appreciate culture, commune with your dog, exercise your body and enjoy the gorgeous elliott bay coastline - all at the same time! Read more
  • Carlanne M.
    Carlanne McCrystalFebruary 5, 2011
    Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park offers both visitors and locals both art and exercise no matter what the season. Read more
  • Doug B.
    Doug BauderApril 12, 2015
    Great views of Elliot bay. Great to watch a sunset and relax.
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottJanuary 17, 2011
    Cool place to take an easy walk. Just off the water. Nice skyline view of Seattle. Read more
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WhittingtonMarch 5, 2015
    Take your time and just soak it in. There aren't many parks like this in the US.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SabriApril 28, 2015
    Beautiful park anytime of day.
  • SocialMitch
    SocialMitchMarch 13, 2012
    One of the favs walking the dog, especially summertime or at sunset.
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanJune 8, 2012
    The Olympic Sculpture Garden Is VERY Interesting!! Get Some CREATIVE Photography Shots Here!!
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonNovember 3, 2014
    The Calder piece in the center of the park stands out so well against a city backdrop. Go get lost!
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangFebruary 2, 2016
    Fantastic views. Great place to walk your dog.
  • Leo V.
    Leo VirgoAugust 17, 2011
    Nice place for a stroll, especially after getting dumped the day before and you have two more days before your flight leaves.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WangApril 3, 2016
    Great vantage point of the piers and waterfront of Seattle
  • Darby D.
    Darby DoobieJuly 13, 2012
    The 3rd weekend in Aug is Seattle Hempfest. Bicyclist's please remember to dismount during the event. for info!
  • Jonny L.
    Jonny LeaheyJanuary 9, 2016
    Come for the sculptures stay for the sunset.
  • Jhayne C.
    Jhayne CamagongApril 3, 2015
    Like the view from the water, sculpture and a nice walk
  • Graham P.
    Graham PattersonJuly 27, 2011
    Cafe closed except Saturday and Sunday so bring your own food & drink
  • D A N I E L
    D A N I E LMay 2, 2014
    Sorry y'all, but this isn't nearly as impressive as everyone says. Maybe we just stumbled onto the wrong (boring, ordinary) path. ;) If you're only in town for a few days, save time and SKIP.
  • Marcia
    MarciaJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a walk during sunset and kick back in the orange chairs!
  • KC S.
    KC StarOctober 28, 2014
    Beautiful place for sunset
  • T L.
    T LSeptember 24, 2011
    Great place to picnic and enjoy the art & view. Clean too!
  • Katie P.
    Katie PhillipsFebruary 20, 2016
    Found this on accident but glad we did. Look for the metallic Birch.
  • fircloud
    fircloudMay 28, 2010
    An amazing spot to watch sunsets in the summer, particularly on a clear, quiet weeknight Read more
  • Monica G.
    Monica GrenwickFebruary 19, 2010
    A beautiful park - check out the sunset over the Olympic Mountain Range! Lovely! It's also a great place to people watch and dog watch.
  • pieter v.
    pieter vdhMarch 23, 2015
    Wonderful oasis in the middle of the city!
  • Chrissy T.
    Chrissy TobinSeptember 20, 2015
    Closes 30 minutes after dusk, so get here while there's still daylight.
  • Eric R.
    Eric ReillyJune 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to relax and just enjoy the view.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BristowSeptember 18
    While there is a nice view of the sound, that's about it, wish I didn't take the time to walk here
  • Jordana S.
    Jordana SaletanJune 3, 2015
    Sculptures were a little sparse, but what was there was nice.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 3, 2015
    Must see public art space.
  • Kristine P.
    Kristine PSeptember 26, 2015
    Nice park but was expecting a greater volume of sculptures
  • Dorothy
    DorothySeptember 16, 2011
    Bring a good sense of humour when coming here. Art is definitely subjective. Pallet of bricks? Really?
  • Caplan S.
    Caplan StrakaFebruary 28, 2010
    A casual walk on a nice day through this park is oh so pleasant, and when you get tired there are benches by the sound.
  • Olivia R.
    Olivia RodriguezDecember 5, 2014
    It's very interesting and just nice to look at.
  • Kristenelle
    Take a stroll along the water at this free-to-the-public park.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SucreseJune 28, 2016
    Great stroll along the "sound".
  • joanne v.
    joanne van niekerkJanuary 11, 2010
    great place to go for a walk & watch the sunset. so many beautiful sculptures and photo opportunities
  • Peter W.
    Peter WatsonAugust 14, 2011
    Great view of the water and city, otherwise this place kinda sucks big toe.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place to come eat your lunch, watch the people and barges go by.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 14, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & see some sculptures.
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 7, 2014
    Always open and always free
  • Felice L.
    Felice LamMarch 27, 2012
    Catch a view of a gorgeous sunset!
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 24, 2013
    This park has some great views of the water.
  • Regina P.
    Regina PhelpsMay 28, 2013
    Worth a visit.
  • Courtland R.
    Courtland RichardsonSeptember 8, 2013
    A nice place to walk the day after breaking up with your boyfriend.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlMutairiSeptember 7, 2014
    It's really great place to be in a good mood
  • DK S.
    DK SmithMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Opens and closes 30min before/after dawn/dusk!
  • craig b.
    craig bMay 31, 2014
    Stay here for awhile
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosAugust 27, 2015
    Perfect spot to watch the sunset
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherJune 14, 2015
    Sunset, nature's contribution
  • Eddie L.
    Eddie LangApril 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Come here if you really want to see what complete B.S. can pass as art. Seriously?! Wavy rusted metal and big black metal rectangles?!
  • Stufish A.
    Find the wild stawberry patch by the cafe and the bill and melinda gates amphitheaterif you can... ?
  • ozge k.
    ozge kantarApril 17, 2016
    Good for walking
  • artsyandrea
    artsyandreaNovember 30, 2013
    Excellent place to take pictures!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BAugust 1, 2015
    Best viewed from afar.
  • Kuber S.
    Kuber SharmaAugust 4, 2013
    Kind of fun. Kind of wacky.
  • D. Reese S.
    D. Reese SouthworthApril 10, 2011
    Thanks SAM for causing the loss of the trolley train on Alaskan WY.
  • Clarissa L.
    Clarissa LacerdaSeptember 18, 2015
    O parque fica no caminho para uma "prainha". Vale a visita para tirar algumas fotos e admirar a vista.
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