We invite you to experience Thurston County, from enjoying outdoor sports at Lacey’s Regional Athletic Complex, shopping at over 100+ specialty stores in Olympia’s downtown, to taking in the scenery at Tumwater Falls Park. We have a working waterfront, major recreational retail outlets, the world’s largest bead store, local and state history, outdoor recreation and trails, and some of the best chefs in the Northwest.
Looking to explore the best of Western Washington? Located on I-5, about halfway between Portland and Seattle, our region offers you the perfect vacation base camp. With the ocean, mountains (Rainier, St. Helens and the Olympic National Forest) and major metropolitan cities less than 90 minutes away, you are able to explore the area in all directions from one economical central location.