Day Trips from Meritage Meadows

  • There are lots of great short trips around us. Snoqualmie Falls is beautiful and very accessible. There is also a wonderful indoor museum to visit. It is 16 miles each way from the Inn and there is great dining (or lunching) at the Salish Lodge at the falls or at the Woodsman Inn in Snoqualmie a couple of miles up the road. Snoqualmie also has the railroad museum with a lot of stock on the sidings with an interesting museum exhibit as well.
  • There are many good museums in the area. At least three of which are stand out quality: The Boeing Museum of Flight is a great hands-on exploration of the history of aviation (map). The Tacoma Museum of Glass is fascinating because of the always in use hot shop (map). Watch glass blowers in action. Finally, the Seattle Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park has world class touring exhibits with a good collection (map). The Olympic Sculpture park is a great collection of public art (map).
  • The Boeing Factory Tour is amazing. The scope of the plant and the equipment will astound all comers(map).
  • Wallace falls is about a 5.5 mile hike with 1200 gain but the nine waterfalls that make up the series are spectacular. The start of the hike is about 15 miles from Meritage Meadows Inn. Other nearby hikes include Big and Little Mt. Si, Cougar Mountain, Tiger Mountain and Rattlesnake Ridge.

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