Please note that tour busses come back to Interlake HS and to the AP Institute hotels only.
Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington state’s most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year. At the falls, you will find a two-acre park, gift shop, observation deck, the Salish Lodge and the famous 270 foot waterfall.
The free parking and free viewing area are open from dawn until dusk. Lights illuminate the falls in the evening. The distance between the free parking lot and the viewing platform is approximately 200 feet and is wheelchair accessible.
The nature trail to the river begins a few yards from the observation platform and it is well-signed. Though very short, the trail is scenic as it descends through old trees to the powerhouse and views from below. The trail continues behind the powerhouse (this section is enclosed with fencing) to a boardwalk that leads toward the base of the falls. At the powerhouse, look through the windows to view the turbines generating power.
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of the country’s oldest farmers markets. Encompassing nine acres from Pike St. north to Virginia St. and from 1st Ave west to Western Ave, the Market’s historic arcade, winding alleys, stairways and lower levels offers more than 200 unique owner-operated shops and more than 80 restaurants.
Take time to explore the many tables of crafts that line the Main and North Arcade. All items are handcrafted and have been screened to ensure that they meet the Market’s rigorous guidelines for handmade products.
Pike Place Market’s dozens of specialty food stores carry the spices, ingredients and products for nearly any kind of culinary endeavor or adventurous recipe.
See the “flying” fish at Pike Place Fish Market, have coffee at the original Starbucks and perhaps see Rachel, the bronze 550 pound Piggy Bank while enjoying beautiful views of Elliot Bay .