Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

2901 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

This nine-acre waterfront spread is arguably the most gorgeous addition to the Seattle Art Museum (it even outshines the recently renovated main museum, about a mile away). The park zigzags through different Northwest landscapes—a grove of quaking aspen and Oregon irises, meadows of waving grasses and native wildflowers, shoreline with pine and dune grass, and a valley of dogwoods and Douglas fir. Scattered through each area is sculpture that ranges from whimsical (the giant sleepy-lidded eyes by Louise Bourgeois that can be used as benches) to grand (Richard Serra’s Wake, which incorporates a series of curving, 14-foot monoliths in oxidized steel).

Admission: Free. PACCAR Pavilion Visitor Center closed Monday.

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