Olympic National Park

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  • Park established in 1938
  • Designated 95% of the park as the Olympic Wilderness
  • Ecosystems include sub-alpine forest, wildflower meadow, temperate forest, and rugged Pacific Shore
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Chihuly Garden and Glass

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  • Showcases the studio glass of Dale Chihuly
  • Opened in 2012
  • Former site of the Fun Forest
  • Contains 3 components: the Garden, the Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits

 

Mount Rainier National Park

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  • 236,381 acre park stablished in 1899
  • Includes the 14,411 ft Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano
  • Around it are valleys, waterfalls, subalpine meadows, old-growth forest, and more than 25 glaciers
  • 10,000 attempts per year are made to make it to the summit, approximately 50% make it

 

Manito Park and Botanical Gardens

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  • 90 acre public park with an arboretum, botanical gardens, and a conservatory

 

Point Defiance Park

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  • 760 acre park that includes a rose garden, rhododendron garden, beaches, trails, a boardwalk, a boathouse, a Washington State Ferries ferry dock, off-leash dog park, and old-growth forest

 

Bloedel Reserve

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  • 150 acre forest garden made by the vice-chairman of a lumber company
  • Influenced by the conservation movement and Asian philosophy
  • Garden had both natural and landscaped lakes, lawns, woods, a rock, sand Zen garden, a moss garden, rhododendron glen, reflection garden and a French Chateau-style home

 


 

Costs

all flights $224

food $45/day x 8 days = $360

hotel $139/day x 7 days = $973

tickets (all attractions) $91

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,648