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Things TO DO AROUND issaquah

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Big Picture
Movie Theater

35 W. Sunset Way

Private theater in Downtown Issaquah with plush leather stadium seats, free wifi and a full bar. Offering group theater rentals for streaming parties or screenings, as well as regular film showings.



Mountain Zoo

19525 SE 54th St

(425) 392-6278

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.


East Lake

Sammamish Trail

E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy

& SE 43rd Way

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.


Hiking Around


Issaquah Alps

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.

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Pottery Painting

317 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste 40, Issaquah

(425) 677-7334

A paint-your-own ceramic and pottery studio! Walk-ins are welcome - no studio fees! Painting your own pottery is a fun, creative experience for everyone and no artistic talent is required. Mudhouse supplies stamps, stencils and support, offering a wide range of ceramic items to choose from from simple mugs to large platters. No need for an appointment, just call ahead if you have a large group.


Snoqualmie Casino

37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie

(425) 888-1234

Snoqualmie Casino is Seattle's closest casino boasting 1700 slots games, 50+ gaming tables, poker room, live entertainment & fine dining.


Village Theatre

303 Front St N

(425) 392-2202

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 




255 NE Gilman Blvd

(425) 392-6652

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.


Depot Park

2 E Sunset Way

(425) 837-3300

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.

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Gilman Village

317 NW Gilman Blvd

(425) 392-6802

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.


Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

125 W Sunset Way

(425) 427-0259

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.

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Tandem Flights: +1-210-288-9490
Everything Else: +1-206-457-9717

Spread your wings with Northwest Paragliding's world class team. Their tandem paragliding flights offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience, guided by experienced pilots. Escape the ordinary, embrace freedom, and capture unforgettable memories high in the skies.


Snoqualmie Falls

6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie

(425) 326-2563

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.

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Capri Cellars

88 Front Street S

(425) 369-4289

Capri Cellars is a bistro and wine tasting room specializing in Washington wines. Selling bottles to go, wine by the glass, tasting flights, and small bites. Try out their Six Course Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience (Reservations required 48 hours in advance for this).


Duthie Hill Park

27101 SE Duthie Hill Rd

(206) 296-0100

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.


Grand Ridge Plaza

1451 Highlands Dr NE

(425) 427-0977

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.


Lake Sammamish State Park

2000 NW Sammamish Rd

(425) 649-4275

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.


Poo Poo Point

Para/Hang Glide

Issaquah Hobart Rd S

& SE 113th St

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.

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Trinity Tree Farm

14237 228th Ave SE

(425) 391-8733

This family farm is home to one of the Northwest’s most spectacular Christmas Tree Farms where you can select and cut your own fir tree on 36 acres. The farm houses a rustic Barn enclosed by French doors, log cabin and loft.  Up the hill, with views of Mount Rainier, Tiger and Squak Mountain, is the contemporary Lodge. Both locations have beautiful outdoor settings for ceremonies.

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