Local Area Attractions
Seattle Space Needle
Link: http://www.spaceneedle.com 219 4th Ave. N. Seattle, WA 206-905-2100 Built for the 1962 World's Fair, this 605 ft structure is a unique and world famous symbol of Seattle. Visitors may ride a glass elevator to the observation deck and then dine in the revolving restaurant, SkyCity, 500 ft in the air.
Pikes Place Market
Link: http://www.pikeplacemarket.org 1st Ave. and Pike St. Seattle, WA 206-682-7453 Pike Place Market is one of the oldest markets in the U.S. There are over 200 businesses, shops, and restaurants in this popular local and tourist attraction. Fresh fruit, seafood, jewelry, art, and homemade items are just a handful of items available.
Boeing Museum of Flight
Link: http://www.museumofflight.org 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle, WA 98108-4097 206-764-5720 See 51 planes that won't lose your luggage! In the historic, "Red Barn", birthplace to the Boeing Company, relive flight's greatest trials and triumphs up to the brink of World War II. Come experience over 50 aircraft dating from the dawn of aviation to the space age. Open daily for 10:00am to 5:00pm (Thursdays until 9:00pm). Purchase discounted tickets at the KOA office!
Experience Music Project
EMP is a music museum combining interactive and interpretive exhibits to tell the story of the creative, innovative, and rebellious expression that defines American popular music. See exhibits from Nirvana, Janis Joplin, and Jimmie Hendrix. The museum has the state-of-the-art technology, interactive exhibits, and a dynamic ride-like attraction. Also, check out the line up of bands EMP's Sky Church.
The Underground Tour
Link: http://www.undergroundtour.com 608 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 206-682-4646 Discover the original grounds of Seattle before the Great Fire of 1889. View original 1890s storefronts and become acquainted with the history of Seattle. Tours are kept small and personalized for your enjoyment. Reservations are recommended.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54
Seattle, WA 98104
"Everything in the world sardined into one fantastic shop." See shrunken heads, Siamese Twin Calves, Sylvester, the mummy, and many other odd artifacts from around the world while shop for the most unusual souvenirs.
Link: http://www.pioneersquare.org 1st Ave. and Yessler Way Seattle, WA 206-623-1162 This historic district was built on top of the old business district after the Great Fire of 1889. A vast collection of art galleries, antique stores, and specialty shops fill this 30- block area. You can also experience nightlife at its finest with every club featuring live bands from all genres, including jazz, rock, and comedy acts.
Hiram-Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal
3015 NW 54th St.
Seattle, WA 206-783-7059
The Chittenden Locks is one of the busiest waterways in the U.S. for shipping terminals. It connects the saltwater of Puget Sound with fresh water of Lake Union. Watch the boats raise and lower as the locks push water in and out of the Puget Sound and Lake Union to make a connecting waterway. Also, check out the underwater visitor's center to see the salmon ladders.
Woodland Park Zoo
Link: http://www.zoo.org 5500 Phinney Avenue N Seattle, WA 98103-5897 206-684-4800 The Woodland Park is considered to be one of the ten greatest zoos in the U.S. It provides a 92- acre garden for nearly 300 species of animals. The Woodland Park Zoo is noted for its cutting-edge exhibits and expansive horticulture collection. Woodland Park Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty, and independence of all living things.
Link: http://www.seattleaquarium.org 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle, WA 206-386-4320 Check out sea otters, harbor seals, a giant Pacific octopus, and more than 350 other species of animals and plants in award-winning exhibits. Walk underwater in the Dome and sit surrounded by hundreds of water species. And, don't leave without petting the starfish!
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
IMAX Films info and show times: 206-443-IMAX Adobe Laser Dome info and show times: 206-443-2850
Play with hands-on exhibits, encounter big-screen Imax films, stargaze in a planetarium, experience laser light shows, and meet hundreds of tropical butterflies at one of the most popular science centers in the world. The Center is located just steps away from the Space Needle.
Enchanted Village and Wild Waves
36201 Enchanted Parkway S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Here are two great theme parks in one location. Enchanted Village offers many roller coaster and other rides and Wild Waves offers many exciting water rides and swimming pools.
Link: http://www.mariners.org 1st Avenue and Atlantic Seattle, WA 206-346-4242 Mariners 206-346-4001 or 800-MY-MARINERS Safeco Field is the new home to the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Guests are treated to a 19.59- acre outdoor baseball park with real grass and a retractable roof. Tours of the stadium are available and include touring the press box, luxury suites, field, dugout, visitors' clubhouse, and more.
2300 Emerald Downs Dr.
Auburn, WA 98001
Emerald Downs, premier Thoroughbred racing venue in the Pacific Northwest, will conduct its season of live racing from April to Sept. The running of the prestigious Longacres Mile will be held in August. During the non-live-racing season, the track offers multi-card simulcasting with races form racetrack around the nation.
Seattle Waterfront Alaskan Way along Elliot Bay
Seattle's Waterfront offers many sights and activities. Fishing piers, boats, souvenir and specialty shops, seafood restaurants, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle IMAX Dome, and much more fill the waterfront area. There is also a Waterfront Street Car available to travel between the International District, Pioneer Square, and the waterfront. You can also view the scenery from a horse-drawn carriage.
General Attractions & Information
AIRPORTS - SHUTTLES - PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
- SeaTac Airport 206-431-4444
- King County International Airport/Boeing Field 206-296-7380
- Shuttle Express 206-622-1424
- Seattle Express 206-793-0700
- Metro Transit 206-553-3000 (stops 3 block from the KOA)
- Washington State Ferries 800-843-3799
- Seattle Center Monorail 206-905-2320
- Muckleshoot Casino 800-804-4944 in Auburn
Over 1200 of your favorite machines, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy, three restaurants, 52 tables and hundreds of slots.
- Silver Dollar Casino 206-241-9526 in Tukwila
Quaint casino with table play, full menu, and lounge.
- Golden Nugget 206-246-8545 in Tukwila
Just next door to the Silver Dollar Casino. Full menu, lounge, and cards.
- Riverside Casino 206-244-5400 in Tukwila
Table pay, lounge, full menu, and right across the street form two other casinos.
FUN CENTERS and SWIMMING
- King County Aquatics Center 253-997-1573 in Federal Way Olympic size pool, diving area, open swims, lessons, and more.
- Family Fun Center 425-228-7300 in Tukwila Go-carts, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cages, mini golf, and video games. 5 miles from the KOA
- Skyart Indoor Racing 425-251-5060 in Kent Go-cart racing on an indoor track within a few miles from the KOA.
- Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 253-661-9377
22- acre garden has one of the largest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas this side of the state.
- Pacific Rim Bonsai Tree Collection
This outdoor museum has over 50 bonsai displayed and is sponsored by Weyerhaeuser Corporation.
- Washington State Arboretum 206-543-8800, Japanese Garden 206-684-4725
On the shores of lake Washington, this 230-acre collection of oaks, Japanese maples, conifers, camellias, and hollies is one of the nation's largest living museums.
- Kent Family Golf Center and Driving Range 253-850-8300 in Kent
- Riverbend Golf Complex 253-854-3673 in Kent 18 hole, 9 hole course, driving range, 3 pro shops, 18 hole mini golf
- Foster Golf Links 206-242-4221 in Tukwila 18 holes, 69 par course, pro shop and restaurant
- Tyee Golf Course 206-878-3540 in SeaTac 18 holes, 5925 -yard course
- Maplewood Green 425-277-4444 in Maple Valley/Renton 18 holes, par 72, pro shop, restaurant, and lounge
- Southcenter Mall 206-246-7400 in Tukwila
JC Penny, Sears, Bon Marche, Nordstrom, Abercrombie, and American Eagle are just a small selection of the 170 stores in this mall.
- SuperMall 253-883-9500 in Auburn
The Northwest's largest outlet mall with 130 stores under one roof. Eddie Bauer Outlet, Gap Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Donna Karan Company Store, and much more.
- Parkway Supercenter 206-575-8090 in Tukwila
This 45-store strip mall includes Gart Sports, Old Navy, Michael's Craft, Hallmark, Babies R Us and more. Located off Southcenter parkway.
- Regal 12 Cinema 206-575-1313 in Tukwila
One block from Southcenter Mall. 12 screens of current movies.
- Southcenter Cinema 206-242-6100 in Tukwila
1 screen, surround sound, and located in the Southcenter Mall
- East Valley 13 425-873-2071 in Renton
Just 5 miles northeast of the KOA.
- Seattle Art Museum 206-654-3100
Over 19.000 pieces in this superb collection of Asian , African, Native American, and modern art of the Pacific Northwest.
- Seattle Asian Art Museum 206-654-3100
This museum focuses on the beautiful art form Japan, China, Korea, India, Himalayas, and Southeast Asia.
- The Children's Museum 206-441-1768
Especially for kids. This interactive museum allows children to explore the mountain forest, create art, and use their imagination to travel around the world.
- Washington State History Museum 888-238-4373 in Tacoma
From geology to technology, and stirring triumphs to absurd foibles and folliesthe soul, spirit, and stories of Washington await your discovery.
- Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum 206-748-9991
Learn about law enforcement at the largest police museum in the western U.S. Discover the history of Northwest Law Enforcement, policing the frontier, and the "taming of Seattle."
- Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art 206-455-1116
Step in to a world of small wonders, where history unfolds through the vision of master doll makers.
- Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 360-832-6116 in Puyallup
Take an automated tram tour through this spectacular wildlife sanctuary. Elk, mountain goats, otters, bears, bison, and big horn sheep are just a handful of animals you'll see.
- Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 253-591-5335 in Tacoma
Polar bears, beluga whales, and sharks are just a few of the wondrous animals in the Tacoma zoo.
- Salty's on Redondo Beach 253-946-0636 in Redondo
The northwest's best seafood. Featuring magnificent views of the Olympic Mts. and Maury Island.
- Salty's on Alki Point 206-937-1600
More great seafood! Featuring a view of the city and the Puget Sound
- Anthony's Homeport 206-824-1947 in Des Moines
Wonderful seafood with a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound.
- Ivar's Acres of Clams 206-624-6852 Located right on the waterfront, Pier 54 provides a scenic backdrop for this attractive, yet informal restaurant. This has been a beloved Seattle tradition since 1938.
- HD Hotspurs 253-854-5653 in Kent
BBQ at its finest and only 3 miles from the KOA.
- Claim Jumper 206-575-3918 in Tukwila
Exciting meals, large proportions, and reasonable pricing! Just 3 miles from the KOA! Rotisserie chicken, ribs, and wood fire pizzas are just a few of the favorites, not to mention the incredible desserts.
- Saya Restaurant 253-395-7987 in Kent
Best Thai food in town and only a few blocks from the KOA. Eat in or order take-out. Fast, casual, and reasonable.
- Rainforest Café
206-248-8882 in Tukwila
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the rainforest while you enjoy the exciting food and beverages. Located in the Southcenter Mall.
- Great Wall Mall 425-251-1600 in Kent
People from all over the world come to shop this enormous Asian center. It features many shops, a large Asian grocery store, and 8 to 10 Asian restaurants.
- Southcenter Parkway Restaurants (Just 3 miles from the campground)
Newport Bay, Applebees, Zoopa, Sizzler, Outback Steakhouse, Tony Roma's, Winners, Azteca, Cucina! Cucina!, and Taco Del Mar
- Other Area Restaurants (within 5 miles of the campground)
Red Robin, Jimmy Mac's, The Keg, 13 Coins, Ivar's Seafood Bar, and many fast food options.
- Seattle Mariners 206-622-HITS - Baseball
- Tacoma Rainiers 800-281-3834 - Baseball
- Everett Aquasox 425-258-3673 - Baseball
- Seattle Storm 206-217-WNBA - Basketball
- Seattle Seahawks 888-NFL-HAWK - Football
- UW Huskies http://www.gohuskies.org"- Football
- Seattle Thunderbirds 206-448-PUCK - Hockey
- Tacoma Thundercats 253-62-SCORE - Hockey
- Seattle Sounders 800-796-KICK - Soccer
- City of Seattle Information 206-386-1234
- Seattle/South King County Convention and Bureau Info 206-461-5840 Link: http://www.visitseattle.org
- Seattle Chamber of Commerce 206-389-7200
- Kent Cultural Events Line 256-856-5050
- Kent Chamber of Commerce 253-854-1770
- Weather Report 206-526-6087
- Mountain Pass Information 888-766-4636
- Washington State Tourism 800-544-1800 http://www.experiencewashington.com
MOVIE THEATERS & CINEMAS
PARKS AND ZOOS
SPORTS Most tickets for sporting events can be purchased through Ticketmaster 206-628-0888
2.5 hours southwest of the KOA are the beautiful ocean beaches, parks, bike trails, camping, and lodging facilities of the Washington coast. Call 360-245-2451 for more information.
Victoria/Vancouver, British Columbia
3 hours north of Seattle, Vancouver has shopping, parks, and a cruise that takes you to the wondrous parks and Old English charm of Victoria. 800-663-6000. Also located in Victoria, is Butchart Gardens, 4 wonderful gardens in one. 250-652-4422.
Tillicum Village on Blake Island
Tillicum Village on Blake Island typifies the Northwest. It combines the best of what the area has to offer a chance to get out on the water, magnificent views, wildlife, lush vegetation, fresh salmon, and Indian dancing. 800-426-1205
Whistler, British Columbia
Enjoy golf, river trips, fishing, and hiking in the summer months or enjoy incredible skiing in the winter months. Just 3 hours north of Seattle. 888-858-4845.
Crystal Mountain is located just 2 hours south of Seattle, near Mt. Rainier. 888-SKI-6199. Stevens Pass is just 2 hours east of Seattle on Highway 2. 206-812-4510
Discover the charming, Bavarian village of Leavenworth. The town offers many fun festivals including, the Icicle Chamber Music Festival, Kinderfest, Bavarian Bike and Brews Festival, Salmon Fest Volkswalk, Oktoberfest, their famous Christmas lighting ceremonies, and many, many more! 509-548-5807