4 Must See Places on a Federal Way Tour

October 5th, 2017 by

GrassThe city of Federal Way, Washington, sits along the Puget Sound inlet overlooking Mount Rainier. Its proximity to the water and the Seattle Tacoma area makes it a great place to live and visit, with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages. Here are some of the places you must add to a Federal Way sightseeing tour.

Wild Waves and Enchanted Village

The Wild Waves theme park is the largest in the western Washington area. This large park has a wide variety of attractions both in the water park and the theme park, including waterslides, river rides, and roller coasters. There are shows to see throughout the day, such as the Magic and Mad Science Experiment show, and rides for thrill-seekers of all levels. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, head to the Timberhawk Ride of Prey roller coaster or the I-5 Dive Skycoaster. If you prefer something milder, there are many family-friendly rides and attractions for the little ones too. 

Pacific Bonsai Museum

The Pacific Bonsai Museum is a unique museum experience. This outdoor museum features over 150 Bonsai trees displayed outside among fine art. There are trees from North America, China, Japan, and Korea, with rotating displays that change with the seasons. The museum stays open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is by donation. You’ll find the Pacific Bonsai Museum on Weyerhaeuser Road in Federal Way.

Dash Point State Park

Enjoy a day outside in the fresh air at Dash Point State Park. This park encompasses more than 400 acres with over 3,000 feet of waterfront. Spend the day hiking the trails in the park or fishing in the saltwater. Make sure to bring a picnic for lunch and your bathing suits for a swim in the water to cool off. Dash Point offers beautiful views of Puget Sound, and it is a popular spot for skimboarders. Low tide is a perfect time for skimboarding, with ideal conditions for both beginners and experts.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens

Take a walk through the Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens to see over 700 different species of rhododendrons. This garden features one of the largest collections of rhododendrons in the world, with over 10,000 on display throughout the 22 acres. The species and plants vary depending on the season, and you can go on a self-guided tour to see all the beautiful flowers and plants. Check out its website before your visit to see what is in season. Admission to the garden is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. It sits right on Weyerhaeuser Road in Federal Way and is open year-round.

There are many things to see in and around the Federal Way area of Washington. Whether you enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens or you prefer the excitement of an amusement park, there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out one of these places, or enjoy the many other attractions in this beautiful city.

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