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Tukwila, Washington shares Seattle’s southern city limit.  Tukwila has a population approaching 18,000 and a working population of 45,000.  Tukwila, WA is in the southern end of the Seattle Metropolitan Area.  Tukwila is only minutes east of  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Tukwila surrounds Interstate-5 Exit 154.  Exit 154 is also mile 0 of Interstate-405.

 

Tukwila is 12 miles south of downtown Seattle and 17 miles north of Tacoma on Interstate-5  One of Tukwila’s major claims to fame is South Center Mall which is located at I-5 Exit 154 and I-405 Exit 1. 

 

Being located at the confluence of three rivers, a major rail location, and at the junction of two of Seattle’s major freeways, Interstate-5 and Interstate-405 has meant that Tukwila is a great place of industry to locate.  That is one reason Tukwila has more jobs than population.

 

A Little History

Originally inhabited by the Duwamish tribe who lived in longhouses on the Black and Duwamish rivers, the area was called Tukwila, which means "land where the hazelnuts grow." The name did not become official until 1908 when the Seattle P-I held a name the new town contest and Tukwila won, incorporating under that name later in the year.

 

Outdoor Recreation

Duwamish-Green River Trail

Comprised of over 10 miles of trails that also connects to the Interurban Trail for a total of 30 miles of trails. This beautiful trail leads you from Fort Dent Park in Tukwila to the Auburn Narrows Park, the North Green River Park in Kent or into West Seattle.

 

Shopping

Westfield’s Southcenter Mall

This mall has over 170 specialty shops anchored by favored department stores like Nordstrom, Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears. It is also home to the Northwest's only Rainforest Cafe, a fun interactive dining experience for the whole family.

633 Southcenter
Seattle WA 98188
206-246-7400

http://westfield.com/southcenter/

 

Family Entertainment

Family Fun Center

Open 365 days a year and 9 acres large, the name of this place says it all. Indoors they have a gigantic 3,000 square foot laser tag game, a design-it- yourself virtual roller coaster ride, a four level soft playground/obstacle course for kids, a 28 foot climbing rock wall, plus other rides and arcade games. They have even more outdoors with two themed 18 hole miniature golf courses, go karts, batting cages, bumper boats and a sling shot ride. There is something fun for everyone.

Family Fun Center
7300 Fun Center Way

Tukwila, WA 98188
phone: (425) 228-7300

http://www.fun-center.com/WA/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antiques

 

See listed antiques below

 

 

Gift Shops

 

See listed gift shops below

 

 

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Parks & Gardens

 

Bicentennial Park

6000 Christenson Road

The Tukwila Parks webpage.

 

This Tukwila city park is located along the banks of the Duwamish River near Southcenter.  The log cabin was built by volunteers in 1976.  There are also restrooms, children’s play equipment, and a walking path.

 

Crystal Springs Park

15832  51St Avenue

The Tukwila Parks webpage.

 

This 11 acre Tukwila city park has a spring in it that was used by the pioneers.  The springs still flow.  The park also has a children’s play area, restrooms, tennis courts, and a baseball court.

Visitor Information

 

Southwest King County

Chamber of Commerce

14220 Interurban Ave S. #134

Tukwila, WA 98168

http://www.swkcc.org/

 

City of Tukwila

6200 Southcenter Boulevard

Tukwila, WA 98188

206-433-1800

http://www.ci.tukwila.wa.us/

Seattle Southside Visitor Center
14220
Interurban Ave. S. #130

Tukwila, WA 98168

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed Attractions

We have not necessarily visited nor recommend listed establishments

 

 

Antiques

 

 

Riverton Radio & Antiques – 206-244-9710

4238 S 164th St, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Art Galleries

 

 

 

 

Gift Shops/ Specialty Shops

 

 

Brookstone – 206-241-5158 -  http://www.brookstone.com/

633 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Made In Washington – 206-439-9683 -  http://www.madeinwashington.com/

618 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Pier 1 Imports – 206-575-7573 -  http://www.pier1.com/

17388 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

 

Golf

 

 

Foster Golf Links – 206-242-4221 -  Visit the web site

13522 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Southcenter Golf – 206-575-7797 -  http://www.southcentergolf.com/

18791 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

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Quilting/Needlecrafts

 

 

Cascade Yarns – 206-574-0440 -  http://www.cascadeyarns.com/

1224 Andover Park E, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Quilting and Sewing Outlet – 206-575-0560 http://www.qltnsew.com/

1205 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Scrapbooking/Crafts

 

 

Michaels Arts & Crafts – 206-575-2538 -  http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home

17686 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Paper Zone – 877-927-2737 -  http://www.paperzone.com/

331 Tukwila Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188

 

Theatres/Performing Arts

 

 

Cinemas Parkway Plaza 12 – 206-575-6702

5910 S 180th St, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Tours/Charters

 

 

 

Wine/Spirits

 

 

Owen Sullivan Winery – 206-243-3427 -  http://www.oswinery.com/

1501 S 92nd Pl, Tukwila, WA 98188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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