Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, Olympia

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Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve is a state-protected Natural Area in southwest Washington state, United States. The preserve includes some of the Washington mima mounds. The site comprises 637acre of Garry oak woodland, oak savanna, and prairie grasslands. Several state and federal endangered species of butterfly depending on the unique prairie conditions can be found in the preserve, including Mardon skipper, zerene fritillary, Puget blue and Taylor's checkerspot.
In 1966, the mima mounds were designated a National Natural Landmark.
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  • Fascinating natural phenomenon that no scientist has been able to fully explain. Mysterious. Pioneers mistakenly believed they were burial mounds.  more »
  • Curious and interesting mounds at the Mima Mounds natural area preserve. There are competing theories on how these were formed. The boardwalk makes it easy to see these features.  more »
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  • Fun place to see these mounds that just developed and nobody knows why. Great for kids to get out and run. Walk the 1/2 mile loop for fun. Great drive in and out of there also.
  • Beautiful any time of year. Natural habitat so you have to visit several different times of the year to fully appreciate but worth the trip and user friendly trails easy walk paved trails clearly marked wheel chair friendly.

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