The city of Issaquah is located in a valley and bisected by Interstate 90, the city is bordered by the Sammamish Plateau to the north and the Issaquah Alps to the south.
This is a community steeped in small town charm, unmatched beauty, amazing recreation and world-class amenities; a community nestled at the base of the majestic Cascade Mountain range yet mere minutes to the bustling hubs of Seattle and Bellevue. Discover a community known regionally and nationally for its amazing arts and festivals, specialty shopping, dining and unparalleled outdoor activities.
There are also many cultural and historical activities to be found in the town of Issaquah itself.
Issaquah Valley Trolley
The Issaquah Valley Trolley is a project of the Issaquah Historical Society with the aim of starting a regular heritage trolley service on the remaining section of railroad track in downtown Issaquah. Regular public rides began in October 2012. Operation is expected to be seasonal and on weekends only.
The Village Theatre has presented live stage plays on its main stage in downtown Issaquah since 1979.
Salmon Days Festival
Issaquah Salmon Days is a two-day award-winning festival held in Issaquah on the first full weekend of October every year. It is initiated by a parade, celebrates the return of the salmon to their birth waters, and praises Issaquah’s history, culture, and ethnic diversity. This free festival encompasses several arts and crafts conventions, attracting many Northwest artists; these artisans feature wood, glass, jewelry, paintings, pottery and metal artworks for sale in booths spread all across the downtown and historic area.
Cougar Mountain Zoo
The Cougar Mountain Zoo is located on the north slope of Cougar Mountain, just to the west of Issaquah. The highlight of his 8-acre zoo for many observers is the cougar, named Nashi. On June 16, 2007, the zoo welcomed its newest members, two male tiger cubs. Named Taj and Almos, they are the only Bengal tigers in Washington state. The Zoo is open for general admission Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding the month of December). Each December the Zoo also offers a special Reindeer Festival, during which people may come view, and feed Santa’s Reindeer, and visit the “big guy” in person.
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery was built in 1936 under the federal Works Project Administration. It is located on the Issaquah Creek within the city limits of Issaquah. The hatchery is owned and operated by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is located in the cultural and geographical heart of Issaquah and is the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s most visited hatchery.
Gilman Village is a specialty shopping center created from rescued buildings dating back to the origins of the Issaquah community. The 40-plus shops and restaurants that make up Gilman Village became one of Puget Sound’s best known and most distinctive shopping destinations.
|Issaquah Public Services|
|Animal Control||(206) 296-Pets|
|Chamber of Commerce||(425) 392-7024|
|Community Center||(425) 837-3300|
|Community Services||(425) 837-3022|
|Food/Clothing Bank||(425) 392-4123|
|Historical Museum||(425) 392-3500|
|Issaquah Library||(425) 392-5430|
|Issaquah Post Office||(425) 392-3377|
|Julius Boehm Pool||(425) 837-3350|
|Mayor’s Office||(425) 837-3020|
|Lake Samm. State Park||(425) 455-7010|
|Voter Registration||(206) 296-1600|
|Puget Sound Energy||1-888-225-5773
|Republic – Garbage
|Water & Sewer Sammamish Plateau Water|| (425) 392-6256