Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Olympia - Atlas Obscura
✨ Online experience gift cards are here! Buy Now »
The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Olympia

3 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Olympia, Washington

Unusual Attractions in Olympia

Want to see fewer ads? Become a Member.

Upcoming Experiences Near Olympia


9 Strange and Surreal Spots in Washington State

The deep, moody forests of Washington state are filled with secrets and stories. From springy mosses to towering Douglas firs, rocky outcrops, and glacial deposits, it’s easy to see how the landscape helped set the tone for stories like David Lynch’s trippy TV series Twin Peaks and the teen vampire romance that is Twilight. Across the Evergreen State, human- and nature-made oddities are rarely far from reach. As the pandemic continues, we hope this virtual trip helps you explore America’s wonders. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.

View Itinerary
A foggy view from Washington's Mount Rainier, the most glaciated peak in the continental United States.

Explore Olympia, Washington

Launch Map