Comfort Inn Lacey - Olympia
4700 Park Center Ave., N.E.
Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: (360) 456-6300
Fax: (360) 456-7423
Bigelow House Museum constructed in 1850s was the residence of Bigelows, a prominent family of the Washington state. This family was deeply involved in social causes that dealt with womens rights and the field of public education. The Carpenter Gothic style structure is now a house museum that preserves and displays documents and other heirlooms of this family.
Commonly known as The Castle, The Old Capitol Building has sustained several disasters. The eight-foot (2.4-meter) glass window on the main entrance was artistically done by Michael Kennedy, and is absolutely stunning. This building has been a home to offices as well. Built in 1890, it is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Washington State Capitol is actually more than just the capitol building, but an entire campus that includes the Governor's Mansion, the Washington Supreme Court and other executive offices and agencies. The capitol was built between 1922 and 1928, and is erected in the Neoclassical style, complete with a large dome. In addition to the buildings on campus, there are 18 monuments and art installations throughout the property.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a base that contains both Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. Fort Lewis was named after Meriwether Lewis and is one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the United States of America. The McChord Air Force Base contains the the famous Fort Lewis Military Museum to preserve and document the Forts history, the Madigan Army Medical Center and the Yakima Training Center. Besides the training spaces available at the Yakima Training Center, Fort Lewis has abundant high-quality, close-in training areas, including live fire ranges.
Gardens have always been valued for their scenic beauty. The Lakewold gardens is an important park in the city of Lakewood. This is a tranquil destination whose mission is to preserve the Lakewold park, thus enriching the city's attractions. You can roam the sights at this park like the Circle drive or the brick wall or simply unwind and relax at the shady and intimate garden rooms. The park is a pitch-perfect mix of tranquil scenic beauty and charming attractions within it, that make it a preferred venue for hosting several events and celebrations. Flock to the park that is opened all year round and explore the charm of Lakewood.
If you are apprehensive of letting your toddler play in the outdoors then Frog n Kiwi 'UPlay Town Center' has a format of indoor play area that you and your little one will absolutely love. This 1300 square feet (120 square meter) facility has a CedarWorks playset where your child can get oblivious to the world around for three hours at a stretch. Adorable and safe play sets like colorful doll houses, kitchen sets, fun slides, cute scooters, mini vans, tricycles and more are available here to keep your little ones busy while you grab a cup of coffee and unwind with a book on the adjoining sofas. The place is WiFi enabled, making it a perfect spot for parents to get work done while their toddlers and infants are busy in play. Frog n Kiwi 'UPlay Town Center' is a perfect place for play dates and they also rent out this facility for parties hence calling ahead is advised.
University of Puget Sound is a undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma. It is a nationally recognized college with an intake of around 3000 students. Its small size ensures learning in an intimate atmosphere and individual attention to students. The Rausch Auditorium on campus is the official venue for performances and shows by the fine arts department. There are also several athletics facilities which host intercollegiate events. The facilities at the university can be rented by external people at a fee.
The East 34th Street Bridge was erected in 1937 and thereby replaced the former bridge made from wood. This spandrel bridge was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Located on the Independence Road in Rochester, Helsing Junction Farm is an organic farm that spreads across 35 acres (14 hectares) of one of the most fertile lands in the state. With a focus on producing organic vegetables and fruits, the farm, which is run by a group of 15 farmers, has plantations for organic fruits, vegetables and herbs like sweet corn, carrots, garlic, strawberries, raspberries, spinach and several others. This group also runs the Community Supported Agriculture program that governs the standards of organic produce in the region. Apart from the plantations, this organic farm hosts its annual Helsing Junction Sleepover festival which is organized in collaboration with K Records. Here, visitors can enjoy while attending numerous concerts, film screenings and art exhibitions for three days usually held in the month of August. Visit the farm for tour of their farms while in Rochester.
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is full of your favorite sea and land animals. From penguins to sharks and from peacocks to red wolfs, visitors can view the regions best underwater and land creatures. The kid's zone offers fun-filled exhibits including the ActionValley wherein kids can get involved in learning through play and entertainment. There is also the Contact Junction and Animal Avenue, where you can actually meet some animals and see them up-close and personal. Wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
The Episcopal Church is the church of the Anglican Communion in Tacoma. The church's main mission is to teach the importance of committing heart and mind to the betterment of the neighborhood, community and the world at large. The church is a welcoming place and thrives on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Besides having regular worship services, the church is also an active one which involves all its community members with events, workshops, classes and concerts.
21st Street Park is a great park facing the Waterway. It is a popular spot among morning walkers and group classes like yoga and tai chi.