Known for hosting one of America’s largest fairs, Puyallup is a scenic city situated at the foot of Mount Rainier. Located ten miles east of Tacoma, this friendly community has grown from an agricultural town into a diverse destination with outdoor attractions, arts, culture, shopping and museums. Here are some of the best places to spend your time while visiting Puyallup.
1. Antique District
Located in downtown Puyallup, this intriguing area offers all sorts of shops with collectible coins, jewelry, furniture, and housewares.
2. Western Washington Fair
Dating back to 1900, the state’s largest fair offers a fine art exhibition, midway, live music, pro rodeo and livestock exhibits.
3. Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery
Discover a vast outdoor art gallery with permanent and rotating collection, featuring sculptures, paintings and much more.
4. Meeker Mansion
The former home of Puyallup’s very first mayor, Ezra Meeker, this historic site offers a compelling glimpse into the city’s fascinating history.
5. Puyallup Farmer’s Market
Sample the region’s incredible bounty of food, crafts, arts and flowers at this popular farmer’s market, located in the Pioneer Park Pavilion.
6. Paul H. Karshner Museum
Geared toward children and families, this hands-on museum includes dinosaur fossils, a full-sized tipi and plenty of interactive exhibits.
7. Puyallup Fair & Events Center
One of the city’s top event spaces, this versatile site plays host to concerts, trade shows, sports and more.
8. Tacoma Daffodil Festival
Originating over 70 years ago, this annual festival includes more than 30 floats, along with children’s activities and live music performances.