Introduction to Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bainbridge Island, Washington is 9 miles W of Seattle, Washington. It is in Kitsap county. The city is part of the Bremerton metro area. The population of Bainbridge Island is 20,308.
Bainbridge Island History
In 1841 this region was christened "Bainbridge Island" in honor of Commodore William Bainbridge. The name was given by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. The island was initially a center for the shipbuilding and logging industries. Japanese-American residents of the area were sent to internment camps during the World War II. It became an affluent bedroom community of Seattle during the 1960s.
Bainbridge Island and nearby Attractions
- Fay Bainbridge State Park
- Bremerton Naval Museum
- Woodland Park Zoo
- Seattle Aquarium
- Pacific Science Center
- Fun Forest Amusement Park
Things To Do In Bainbridge Island
While in Bainbridge Island, you can visit Fort Ward State Park, Fay Bainbridge State Park, Battle Point Park, and Grand Forest. The Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, and Pleasant Beach are also worth visiting. You can enjoy fishing and boating on Gazzam Lake. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Bainbridge Village Shopping Center.
Bainbridge Island Transportation
Air transportation facilities are available from Boeing Field/King County International Airport.
Bainbridge Island Higher Education
Olympic College and Art Institute of Seattle are the nearby colleges.