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, and the Edelweiss Swiss-style chalet which was the home of founder Julius Boehm. Escorted tours are available by appointment.
Duthie Hill Park is 120 acres of dense evergreen forest located on the Sammamish Plateau. It is connected to more than 2,000 acres of public open space. The lush forest of Douglas firs and western hemlocks provides a variety of trails and is an excellent backdrop for a mountain bike park.
It all began in 1972, when Marvin and Ruth Mohl started saving unwanted buildings from around the old farming and mining town of Issaquah. They moved, renovated and combined them into an attractive retail area in a park-like setting with the ultimate goal of creating a haven for independent shops and restaurants. Over a quarter-century later, the 40+ businesses that makeup Gilman Village constitute one of Puget Sounds' best known and most distinctive shopping destinations
In the heart of Issaquah's old downtown, this facility is the most visited hatchery in the state. The hatchery was originally constructed as a Works Project Administration (WPA) project during 1936-1937. The best time to visit is in September and October, when the salmon return, and Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (F.I.S.H.) offers public tours.
Established in 1972, Cougar Mountain Zoological Park is dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the Earth's vanishing wildlife and the role of humanity in nature through education, research, captive breeding, conservation, recreation and exhibition.
The East Lake Sammamish Trail is an alternative non-motorized transportation corridor and multi-use recreational trail along 11 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad corridor on the east side of Lake Sammamish, from Redmond to Issaquah.
Visit Grand Ridge Plaza up in the Issaquah Highlands and explore more than 50 unique shops, restaurants and services. Take in a movie, dine somewhere new & exciting and check out their numerous community events.
The park is a 512-acre day-use park with over 6000 ft of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. Boasting lakefront beaches and trails through deciduous forest and wetlands, this park provides a family outdoor experience just off the urban grid. You may even get to share space with one of the great blue herons or bald eagles that nest in the park. Bring the kids and let them loose in the brand-new, state-of-the-art playground, while you watch from the sidelines and rest.
Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington's most popular scenic attractions. This 270 ft. waterfall may look familiar if you're a fan of the show Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors take in the breathtaking view every year. You'll also find a 2 acre park with walking trails, an observation deck, a cafe/gift shop, and the Salish Lodge.
Just across from Veterans' Memorial Field, this park features a restored train depot from 1889 which is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It holds a museum with exhibits that explore the industrial revolution, travel, communication, and the early economic development of Issaquah. Many of the displays include interactive elements such as a telegraph. The depot also hosts the Issaquah Valley Trolley, running seasonally.
From mid-April through October, Fox Hollow Farms offers an old-fashioned farm experience. Visitors can explore the Fox Hollow and meet their super-friendly animals. Other activities include riding ATVs, playing and swimming in the creek, diving into the corn bin, discovering the gardens, and much more.
With over 200 miles of trails, Issaquah offers endless outdoor recreation with breathtaking scenery. Visitors can use King County's Trailhead Direct service to easily access our trails. The City of Issaquah's Parks and Recreation website provides useful maps and information for planning your outing. Another good source is the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.
Located on the west side of Tiger Mountain, the point got its name from logging signals using a whistle that made a "poo poo" sound. The trail climbs steeply and steadily all the way to the top where you'll find panoramic views of Squak Mountain, Lake Sammamish and Issaquah.
Village Theatre was founded in Issaquah in 1979, building a second location in Issaquah in 1994. Programming includes a five-show Mainstage season, Village Originals, KIDSTAGE, and Pied Piper (an arts-presenting program), and the theatre also hosts community acting