Introduction to Issaquah, Washington
Issaquah, Washington, in King County, is 9 miles E of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles E of Seattle, Washington. The city is considered part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. Issaquah has a population of 11,212.
Issaquah was originally inhabited by Native Americans. In fact, the area derived its name from a local Native American whose name meant "the sound of birds." Coal was discovered in the area in 1862. The mining of coal increased after the railroad arrived in the city in the late 1880s. Issaquah was officially incorporated on April 29, 1892.
Issaquah and nearby Attractions
- Lake Sammamish State Park
- Gilman Town Hall
- Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
- Issaquah Depot Museum
- Newcastle Beach Park
- Museum of Flight
Things To Do In Issaquah
During your stay in Issaquah, you can visit Gilman Village, Cougar Mountain Zoo, and Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on Round Lake, Lake Sammamish, and Tradition Lake. To explore the history of the city, you can visit the Issaquah Historical Society Depot Museum and Issaquah Historical Society Museum. It is also worth visiting the Illusionz Magical Entertainment Center. The Bellevue Aquatic Center and KidsQuest Interactive Museum are nearby.
International flights are available from Boeing Field/King County International Airport.
Issaquah Higher Education
Trinity Lutheran College is the local college. Bellevue Community College and Renton Technical College are also close to the city.