Our Community

Aerial view of OlympiaOlympia, Washington is located in Thurston County at the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 101. Bordered by the City of Lacey to the north and the historic City of Tumwater to the south, Olympia sits on the water at the southern tip of Puget Sound with picturesque views of Mount Rainer and the Olympic Mountains.

Located about 20 minutes from Tacoma and within easy driving distance to Seattle, Portland, snow-capped mountains and ocean beaches; World-class entertainment, fine dining and all manor of outdoor activities are easily accessible.

As the Capital City of Washington State Olympia is the major hub of State Government.

A family enjoys a day out in OlympiaAbout Olympia

Olympia has a rich history, a diverse population, a top-notch school system and friends around the globe. Everything you need to know is on our About Olympia page.


Bussing, biking and walking are all great Transportation choicesGetting Around

Olympia encourages biking, walking and public transit whenever possible. Find out about all the options, including parking in downtown and at the Capitol on our Getting Around page.


Parks, Arts & Recreation

Olympia has a wide variety community parks, an incredible public art collection and recreation activities for the whole family. Experience It! on our Parks, Arts & Recreation page.


View of Capitol from Percival LandingThings to Do

There's so much to see and do in and around Olympia. The Olympia|Lacey|Tumwater Vistor Convention Bureau provides event calendars, attraction information and more at our Events and Activities page.


Capitol Dome with flagsVisiting the Capitol

Olympia is the Capital City of Washington State. Find everything you need to know about visitng the Capitol including parking information on our Visiting the Capitol page.


Vollunteers cleaning local parkWorking Together

Olympia has many opportunities for groups or individuals to volunteer their time. Enrich your life and make a difference in your community! Start by visiting our Working Together page.