Welcome to Snoqualmie
Rural beauty and small-town charm with a rich history.
Snoqualmie is a historic town 28 miles east of Seattle. It is the ancestral land of the indigenous Snoqualmie Tribe. Like many of the villages on the outskirts of Seattle, it was first developed as a logging town. The emergence of the Northwest railroad to the area brought a boom in population. Railroad Avenue is Snoqualmie’s main street that runs through its quaint downtown district. Railroad Avenue is lined with various upscale family-owned restaurants, breweries, pubs, and neighborhood cafes.
The neighborhoods in Snoqualmie consist of custom single-family homes on spacious lots, many of which are riverfront properties. Astounding panoramic views of the Cascade Range and Mount Si dominate the landscape. Snoqualmie is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities of Washington due to its picturesque natural beauty, community-oriented neighborhoods, and excellent schools.
What to Love
- Rich cultural heritage
- Plenty of outdoor recreation
- Scenic natural beauty
- Quaint downtown district
- Snoqualmie Casino
The rich cultural heritage of the native Snoqualmie tribe and historical legacy as a logging town gives Snoqualmie residents a sense of pride and community. The lush natural landscape offers residents a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Many locals engage in fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. Residents also have easy access to several casinos.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Snoqualmie offers the highest concentration of options to explore in town. Railroad Avenue is lined with various unique, family-owned restaurants serving everything from authentic Italian to gourmet American fare. Copperstone Family Spaghetti Restaurant is a prime example of the quality mom-and-pop restaurant you will find here, specializing in fresh Italian food prepared from scratch. It is best known for its artisan pizzas.
Only a mile from the scenic Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie Falls Brewery is a popular destination among hikers looking for a place to unwind and refuel. It is known for its burgers made with locally sourced beef, beer battered fries, and an extensive selection of signature craft beer. Ambient indoor and outdoor seating makes it an excellent place to relax with friends.
Buckshot Honey is in the heart of downtown and serves innovative and vegan-friendly American fare using locally-sourced ingredients. It is known for unique and mouthwatering menu items like cheeseburger soup and the Arcata sandwich, which consists of roasted seasonal vegetables and collard greens on a potato bun.
Things to Do
Snoqualmie’s lush natural landscape and rich history provide residents with plenty of fun pastimes. The Northwest Railway Museum features historic train exhibits and train rides for families to enjoy throughout the year. Featured trains include Thomas the Train, a Santa Train, and a historic steam engine.
Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most popular natural attractions in the entire state of Washington. Locals and tourists flock to marvel at the 270-foot waterfall and enjoy the scenic natural landscape in the two-acre park that surrounds it. The park includes a gift shop and observation decks providing excellent views of the falls.
Salish Lodge & Spa is a luxury retreat atop the Snoqualmie Falls. Now owned by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, it has a historical legacy that dates back to 1916. It offers luxury amenities, including fine dining and its famous “honey from heaven” country breakfast.
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge is a highly renowned golf club that features a champion-designed golf course and a beautiful, craftsman-style clubhouse with world-class amenities. Various elegantly furnished lounge areas, dining rooms, and patios provide a luxurious atmosphere to dine and converse with friends and family. Club members can access a lively calendar of exclusive events like wine dinners and holiday parties.
The Three Forks Natural Area provides one of the best ways to experience the area’s breathtaking natural beauty. It consists of 200 acres of green open space, including wetland and riverine habitats, and features stunning views of Mount Si.
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