Introduction to Tukwila, Washington
Tukwila, Washington, in King County, is 2 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 9 miles S of Seattle, Washington. The city is considered part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. Tukwila has a population of 17,181.
The present day city of Tukwila was originally inhabited by the Duwamish tribe. In fact, the area derived its name from an Indian term meaning "land of hazelnuts." Joseph Foster was the first white settler of the area. He arrived in Tukwila in the year 1853. Foster is also known as the "Father of Tukwila." Foster's home is presently preserved as Fort Dent Park. The Interurban Railroad entered Tukwila in 1902. The area was officially incorporated in 1908.
Tukwila and nearby Attractions
- Saltwater State Park
- Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
- Museum of Flight
- Renton History Museum
- Seattle Aquarium
- Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Things To Do In Tukwila
Tukwila offers a number of playgrounds and parks for the benefit of visitors and residents. Among these are Allentown Pea Patch Garden, Ikawa Park, Tukwila Pond Park, Bicentennial Park, Crystal Springs Park, Foster Memorial Park, and Fort Dent Park. The Museum of Flight, an air and space museum, is also nearby. You can also spend your leisure time at Newcastle Beach Park and the Children's Museum of Tacoma.
Boeing Field/King County International Airport is very close to the city.
Tukwila Higher Education
American College of Professional Education is the local college. Seattle Community College-South Campus, Seattle University, City University, and Renton Technical College are also nearby.