Comfort Inn Lacey - Olympia
4700 Park Center Ave., N.E.
Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: (360) 456-6300
Fax: (360) 456-7423
Arts & Museums
Dedicated to preserving and depicting the political and cultural history of Washington, this museum features two floors of exhibits that include interesting temporary exhibits and exhibits on regional Native American history. The gardens that surround the museum have native Northwest plants an ethnobotanical garden is also on site.
A working studio that promotes the arts. You can visit Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
The Artist's Gallery features fine contemporary and modern arts by over twenty Washington artists. You will find a wide variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture, functional art, abstract art, jewelry, fine wood crafts, pottery, printmaking, mixed-media and more.
This gallery displays the works of Debra Van Tuinen.
Located near the waterfront, this gallery features a variety of arts & crafts with a focus on the Northwest.
This aviation museum is located at the Olympia Airport. On display are more than 20 different aircrafts, most of them vintage. Children are permitted to climb into certain designated aircrafts to experience a pilot's perspective.
The celebrated Lewis Army Museum was formerly known as the Fort Lewis Military Museum. The historically significant museum is housed within the Red Shield Inn building. This museum displays exhibits pertaining to the Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis and several units of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Tacoma Metal Arts Center ("TMAC") is an absolutely great resource for anyone interested in learning about metalsmithing or creating and designing jewelry. A number of different classes and workshops are taught here throughout the year. Some of these include Pate de Verre & Electroforming, Chasing and Repousse, Bezel Setting Workshop and Hydraulic Press Workshop. Classes are conducted every weekend.
This museum recreates the history of sports through visual displays, written descriptions and a narrated video highlighting famous moments in local history. The museum focuses not only on athletes, coaches, and teams, but also on administrators, sponsors, officials, sportswriters and broadcasters, all of whom have contributed to a strong sports heritage.
The LeMay Car Museum is a four story museum housed on nine acres in Tacoma. The museum is home to 350 vehicles, spanning the history of cars in America. A visit to this museum is a car-lovers dream.
Located in Tacoma, about 30 miles south of Seattle, this museum lets you explore the history of the state. Multimedia exhibits allow you to take an interactive look at the lifestyles and culture of the native inhabitants and of the settlers who followed. Visit a Salish plant house and take a video trip down the mighty Columbia River. On select occasions people can view the museum for free. Please visit their website for more information.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a great preservation of local happenings through the years. The museum displays exhibitions of people involved with the site from different times through the years. Like a setting straight out of a historic script, the performers strike up conversations with visitors and engage them in dialects of the by-gone era. Temporary and permanent exhibits are a regular feature at the museum, so do call ahead to learn more.