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Olympic Sculpture Park

Sculpture Garden, Art Museum, and Art Gallery
Belltown, Seattle
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  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Denise F.
    Denise FFebruary 16
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WaggonerSeptember 7
    This is a must when visiting Seattle. Featuring an impressive collection of contemporary sculpture and stunning views of the city and the water.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    The sculpture garden is a great free attraction right near the water and the Space Needle.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Simon V.
    Come on a sunny day and be dazzled by beautifully situated works from Serra, Calder, Bourgeois and more overlooking the waterfront.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SussmanSeptember 15, 2013
    Very few sculptures but still a wonderful place to come and relax as the sun sets.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyOctober 30, 2013
    Skylines, sunsets, nature, free art. What more could you ask for?
  • Everyday
    EverydayMarch 21, 2013
    Free. Great place to watch the sun set or jog. Closes 30 minutes before sun set though!
  • Sian W.
    Sian WuFebruary 9, 2012
    The restored beach is one of the only natural areas left in Seattle's downtown waterfront. Treasure it!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJune 28
    Peaceful park that's clean and safe. Great place to wander on a sunny day.
  • 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
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 28, 2013
    Really nice sculpture garden with free admission and views of the water.
  • 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! bit.ly/xzqs7i #seemoresights
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MulcahyJuly 22
    Been here 50+ times
    On a clear day you can see Rainier. There are also great sunsets.
  • 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
  • Vicki T.
    Vicki TranMarch 2, 2015
    Lots of interesting sculptures to view while going for a walk/run
  • 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
  • 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!
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottJanuary 17, 2011
    Cool place to take an easy walk. Just off the water. Nice skyline view of Seattle. Read more
  • Doug B.
    Doug BauderApril 12, 2015
    Great views of Elliot bay. Great to watch a sunset and relax.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WhittingtonMarch 5, 2015
    Take your time and just soak it in. There aren't many parks like this in the US.
  • Darby D.
    Darby DoobieJuly 13, 2012
    The 3rd weekend in Aug is Seattle Hempfest. Bicyclist's please remember to dismount during the event. www.hempfest.org for info!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SabriApril 28, 2015
    Beautiful park anytime of day.
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