Introduction to Lacey, Washington
Lacey, Washington, in Thurston county, is 17 miles SW of Lakewood, Washington (center to center) and 45 miles SW of Seattle, Washington. The city is located in the Olympia metropolitan area. Lacey has a population of 31,226.
In the 1950s, the small settlements of Chamber's Creek and Woodland merged to form Lacey. The city was officially incorporated on December 5, 1966. During this time, the primary industries revolved around cattle, forest products, milk, and retail. Lacey gradually developed into a bedroom community. The first ever "indoor mall" in the Northwest was built in Lacey. Over time, many other industries flourished in this city. Lacey has been placed on the list of top seven most "green" cities in America, having been nicknamed "Tree City, USA". Lacey is also considered to be an Energy Efficient City.
Lacey and nearby Attractions
- Fort Nisqually Historic Site
- Lacey Museum
- Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
- Southwick Lake
- Lacey Village Shopping Center
- Market Square
Things To Do In Lacey
The Fort Nisqually Historic Site is near Lacey. One can also visit Hands On Children's Museum, Washington State Capital Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Job Carr Cabin Museum. Hicks Lake, Southwick Lake, and Chambers Lake are some of the beautiful bodies of water in the city. The banks of these lakes are popular tourist haunts. Lacey Village Shopping Center and Hawks Prairie Mall provide a range of entertainment facilities for visitors. In addition, Lacey also holds annual celebrations including the America's Dixieland Jazz Festival, Spring Fun Fair, and Thurston County Fair.
Olympia Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Lacey Higher Education
Saint Martins College is the local institute of higher education. Other colleges nearby include Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom.