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Things to See and Do

There is something for everyone in Issaquah. Whether your interests are toward arts and cultural activities, or if you are looking to learn more about Issaquah’s history, adults and kids alike will find an abundance of experiences to fill their day.

Village Walking Tour of Issaquah’s Living History
Starting point is the Visitor Information Center/Alexander House, 155 NW Gilman Blvd. There you can pick up the brochure to take you through the historical highlights of Issaquah. The Visitor Information Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. It is closed on holidays and some holiday weekends.

Tripple XXX Rootbeer
Don’t miss Sunday car shows and music (at most shows) at the last historic Triple XXX Rootbeer in the U.S. Triple XXX and the car shows have been featured with Auto News, CNN, Evening Magazine, Food Channel, Travel Network, Drive Magazine, CruZin’ Magazine, Vintage Vehicle Show and My Classic Car Show. Home of the messy juicy burger, the drive-in provides great food, fun and entertainment for the entire family.

Enjoy world-class art displays at ArtEAST in Historically Hip Olde Town Issaquah. Old Town is a destination unto its own, so please plan for plenty of time to dine, explore and soak in the art and culture of Issaquah.

Fox Hollow Farm
The farm features holiday festivals, petting animals, pony rides, inflatables, farm village, train rides, corn bin, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. For more information: 12031 Issaquah Hobart Rd. SE, (425) 996-0575.

Gilman Town Hall Museum & Jail
Built in 1888, as a public hall, it was purchased by the Town of Gilman, in 1898, to be used as a town hall. Today it is owned by the city and leased to the historical society for use as a museum. Next door is an old city jail built in 1914. Exhibits change often and feature many treasures of Issaquah’s past, both near and distant. 165 SE Andrews St., (425) 392-3500.

Train Depot
The depot was completed in 1889. It was originally on the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern line that ran from Seattle to Woodinville, south through Redmond, and east to North Bend. It was closed in 1958 and purchased by the city in 1984. 50 Rainier Blvd N.

Issaquah Trolley
In 2013, the Issaquah Historical Society was able to bring back the trolley, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. The trolley rides run May through September (weather dependent) on weekends. For more information: (425) 392-3500.

Salmon Hatchery
The hatchery was constructed in 1936, as a Federal Works Progress Administration venture to restore the historic salmon runs. Today the hatchery raises mainly chinook and coho salmon. There are outdoor exhibits where visitors can learn about the salmon life cycle, as well as viewing windows and ladders for guests to enjoy. Located at 125 W. Sunset Wy., (425) 392-1118.

Gilman Village
Started in 1972, unwanted buildings in Issaquah were moved, renovated and combined into an attractive park-like retail setting. The village boasts more than 40 shops and restaurants. 317 NW Gilman Blvd.

Boehm’s Candies and Chocolates
Boehm’s Candies chocolate factory, known worldwide for its award-winning confections, has attracted thousands of visitors annually to Issaquah since 1956. The manicured grounds are graced with fountains, a replica of a 12th-century alpine chapel near Saint Moritz Switzerland and the Edelweiss Swiss-style chalet, which was the home of founder Julius Boehm. Escorted tours are available by appointment. 255 NE Gilman Blvd., (425) 392-6652.

Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
Established in 1972, the primary focus of the zoo is on endangered and unique species, education and extending warm hospitality to their visitors. During December the Issaquah Reindeer Festival is held, enchanting children and adults alike. 19525 SE 54th St., (425) 391-5508.

Village Theatre
Based in Issaquah, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theater in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region’s best-attended professional theaters, with over 20,000 subscribers. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theatre is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having launched over 150 new works to date. For more information: (425) 392-2202.

Julius Boehm Pool
Operated by the City of Issaquah, the pool is open to the public for lap swim, public swim and classes. Children in the fifth grade and under must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian while using the pool. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied in the water by an adult. 50 E. Clark St., (425) 837-3350

Paragliding and Hang Gliding – Poo Poo Point
Located at the west end of Tiger Mountain, the point got its name from logging signals using a whistle that made a “poo poo” sound. The trailhead from the hang-glider area is the steeper of two routes to Poo Poo Point. The trail climbs steeply and steadily all the way to the top where you’ll find panoramic views of Squak Mountain, Lake Samammish and Issaquah. There is also a clearing on the back side of the point with an amazing view of Mount Rainier.

Skate Park
Open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk, the Skate Park provides skateboarders and rollerbladers recreation opportunities. The park is adjacent to and on the southeast side of the Issaquah Community Center and although it is unsupervised, safety rules are posted. 301 Rainier Blvd. South.

Snoqualmie Casino
The 170,000-square-foot casino features eight restaurants, lounges and bars, a dazzling 51,000-square-foot gaming floor and a world-class 11,000-square-foot ballroom. Close, yet spectacularly beautiful, Snoqualmie Casino offers a one-of-a-kind gaming and entertainment experience. It’s all here, just minutes from Seattle. 37500 SE North Bend Wy., Snoqualmie, (425) 888-1234

Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the falls every year. At the falls, you will find a two-acre park, observation deck, gift shop and the famous 270-foot waterfall. Snoqualmie, (425) 888-2556

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