“Thurston County is an incredible place to live, work and play. We have it all from open prairie lands, to sweeping mountain views, to the sparkling Puget Sound. Within our gorgeous natural environment are thriving communities that offer something for everyone. Come enjoy a vibrant music and arts scene, prowl stores, or simply relax in beautiful rural settings. Thurston County truly showcases the best that Washington State has to offer. But don’t take our word for it! We asked our local residents to nominate what they consider to be the wonders of Thurston County. Here’s what they think you should know about the county we proudly call home,” quoting Thurston County.