Month: April 2011

Seattle Space Needle Turns Fifty.

The Seattle Space Needle turns fifty this year. Built for Seattle’s World Fair, it has become an icon synonymous with Seattle. It is in ever movie about Seattle (it even gets moved around graphically to better “fit” the skyline). It is a must see attraction for visitors to Washington. It has a interesting history. It is candelabra for Seattle’s new years fireworks. Some would say it is the jewel in Seattle’s emerald crown! Seattle is an easy hour drive during non-peek periods. That means if you take off from Olympia after you have a great breakfast, you can easily miss the traffic, tour the Space Needle, maybe even squeeze in the Experience Music Project (EMP), or lunch at Pike Place Market, and be back on the road beating evening traffic back to Olympia. Your less hectic, small town base for your adventures in...

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WET Science Center

The WET Science Center is a new feature from the LOTT Alliance. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm, it gives visitors the chance to learn about water, and what a precious resource it is for all of us. From exhibits to special presentations and events, the center has something of interest for kids of all ages. By the way WET is an acronym for Water Education and Technology Center. Better yet, can you believe that admission is free? You can find the WET Science Center at 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia. It is now very well sign posted from the freeway and around town on the informational...

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Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species

We cannot think of a more quintessential Olympia event than Arts Walk, but combine it with what we think is the highlight,  Procession of the Species and you have a blockbuster weekend for Olympia. Make sure you check out the Arts Walk web site. Put together by the guys at Einmaleins, this site gives you access on your mobile device to all of the locations and events being held during this two day event. They even have CraftNW back for the event. On Saturday the 23rd at 4:30pm you have the procession. This has to be seen in person to be truly experienced. The costumes, drums, dancers, it is all quite the...

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Olympia, Washington

What is Basecamp?

Olympia is your Basecamp to the surrounding area! It is the ideal place to base yourself for a few days while you explore the region. The Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Mount St Helens, the coast, even Seattle are all great day trips from Olympia.

Why not stay a week, one day traveling out of town and the the next staying in town and see a show, visit the Capital, wander Percival Landing, feel the vibe of the Farmers Market.