Washington Arms Collectors Show

Are you an avid hunter, gun collector, or enthusiast of firearms and other weaponry? If you’re staying at our motel in Puyallup at the right time, don’t miss the opportunity to view the wares of the Washington Arms Collectors. This group is a non-profit corporation devoted to promoting the safe and legal collection of firearms. To further their purpose, they regularly host the largest gun show in Washington State, right here in Puyallup. It is here that you can find as many as 1,200 tables of vendors selling guns, ammunition, accessories, and other related items.

You can attend the Washington Arms Collectors Show in Puyallup’s own Washington State Fairgrounds. Only members of WAC are able to buy, sell, or trade firearms, but the general public can get in for a small gate fee to view the wares. Shows are held most months for two days at a time. Visit the Washington Arms Collectors website to learn more about the events, or find out when they are next coming to Puyallup.

2016 Saint Patrick’s Fest NW

Are you looking for a good way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day during your stay at Motel Puyallup? Look no further than the Washington State Fair Events Center, where the annual Saint Patrick’s Fest NW is returning for another night of Irish-themed festivities. This festival represents the largest of its kind in all of the Northwest United States!

Saint Patrick’s Fest NW features live music and other performances. The 2016 event is scheduled to feature authentic Celtic music, U2 tribute band U253, Johnny Cash tribute band Folsom Prison, bag pipers, and more. There will also be food, games, and a selection of European beers and Irish whiskey. It’s a great way to raise a glass to the spirit of Ireland!

This year’s festival is scheduled to take place from 4:00 PM to midnight on Friday, March 11th, and then from noon to midnight on Saturday, March 12th. Admission is $5 if you buy pre-sale and $10 on the day of the event. Visit the official Saint Patrick’s Fest NW website for more information.

2016 Washington State Spring Fair

Is the long, murky Washington winter getting you down? If so, once the sky begins to clear and the weather begins to warm, head on down to Puyallup’s own Washington State Fairground. It is here that you can get in on all the fun at the Washington State Spring Fair.

The Spring Fair features all of the classic attractions you can expect from a state fair. Indulge in hearty fair food, like corndogs, elephant ears, cotton candy, and scones. Take in the free entertainment, like the pig races, dog tricks, musical performances, monster trucks, and the Slamfest Demolition Derby. There’s also a wide array of fair rides, including old favorites like the Tilt A Whirl, the Grand Wheel, the Classic Coaster, and a whole lot more. If you have little ones with you, take them to one of the many kid’s attractions. It’s good, old fashioned fun for the whole family!

This year’s Spring Fair is scheduled for April 14th to April 17th. Visit the official fair website to learn more.

North Pole at the Fair

During the holiday season, Puyallup’s own Washington State Fairgrounds decks itself out in the trappings of Christmas for the annual North Pole at the Fair. This is a festive, family-friendly experience designed to engage kids’ imagination, foster learning, and indulge in the magic of the season. Explore Santa’s Office, Santa’s Library, the candy store, the workshop, the toy museum, and a whole lot more. Kids can get their picture taken with Santa Claus, watch Christmas movies, read Christmas classics, color, play, build, and explore to their hearts’ content.

This year’s North Pole at the Fair is scheduled to take place from November 14th to December 24th. Admission costs $5 per person, with free admission for kids under two years of age. Pictures with Santa and certain other activities entail additional fees, and it is recommended that you make a reservation for your portrait session online in advance. You can read more about the event and buy your tickets right away by visiting the official North Pole at the Fair website.

Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour

Are you looking for a great happy hour experience within reach of our motel in Puyallup? If you’re staying with us at the right time, consider Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour. This event comes to famous Seattle Center on the third Thursday of every month. On this day, find your way up to the Armory for beer, specialty cocktails, and a selection of delicious food offerings from the Armory’s diverse eateries, including pizza, barbecue, sandwiches, Mediterranean food, Mexican food, desserts, and more. Listen to some music, challenge your friends in a few games of giant chess and giant Jenga, belt out a few of your karaoke standards, and enter to win exciting raffle prizes like concert tickets.

Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour is held on every third Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the ground floor of Seattle Center’s Armory. There is no charge to get in, but only patrons of legal drinking age will be permitted inside the drinking area. You can read more about what to expect at the next happy hour at the official Seattle Center website.

Cougar Mountain

The region known as Cougar Mountain has a long and fascinating history, having served as the home for native hunters, miners, loggers, farmers, and even a missile site for the US Army. In the 1960’s, after these missile sites were decommissioned, King County assumed ownership of the land, electing to preserve this site of great natural beauty and historical significance for future generations.

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is 3,100 acres of protected Washington wildland, serving as a stunning representation of the area’s rich natural world. Here you can see mature second growth forests, streams, wetlands, cliffs, caves, and views of Lake Sammamish, the Cascade Mountains, and the nearby metropolitan areas. Visitors to the park enjoy spotting a variety of different bird populations, as well as bobcats, black bears, and a host of other fascinating creatures.

You can find Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park east of Seattle and Bellevue, a short trip north from our motel in Puyallup. Visit the park’s page on the King County website for more information.

The Pacific Science Center

Back in 1962, during the Century Twenty-One World’s Fair, the United States Science Pavilion opened up in the shadow of the Space Needle. It was here that millions of visitors came to experience scientific wonders and the promise of the future. After the fair closed down, the Science Pavilion lived on as the Pacific Science Center, the first museum in the US founded as a center of science and technology. In 2010, the center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark.

The Pacific Science Center offers an exciting array of permanent and temporary exhibits, all designed to fascinate and educate. Take in the tropical butterfly house, the saltwater tide pool, the naked mole rat cam, the MovieBooth, the dinosaur exhibit, the insect village, and a whole lot more. Facilities even include a real IMAX movie theater, showcasing the latest blockbusters in stunning 3D.

You can find the Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center, up north from our motel in Puyallup. Visit the official Pacific Science Center website to learn more about current exhibits and upcoming events.

Museum of History and Industry

The history of Seattle and the Puget Sound region is a rich and illuminating one. If you’d like to experience a fascinating blast from the Emerald City’s past, consider a visit to the Museum of History and Industry. It is here that you can see thousands of tools, costumes, furniture, art pieces, vehicles, and more from the people who made the area what it is today. See artefacts from the indigenous tribes and the early settlers. Delve into the Bezos Center for Innovation for a series of interactive exhibits and educational programs detailing the great thinkers of the region. Explore Seattle’s close relationship with the Sound via the Maritime Seattle exhibit. Take a walk through the development of the city via the True Northwest: the Seattle Journey. New and temporary exhibits are being added all the time!

The Museum of History and Industry can be found at the coast of Seattle’s Lake Union, up north of our motel in Puyallup. You can read more about the museum at the official MOHAI website.

Best Guide Seattle

Best Guide offers a series of private walking tours for small groups or individuals. Choose from the Pioneer Square tour, the Pike Place tour, the Seattle Center tour, or one of many others. Your knowledgeable guide gives you an easy, leisurely look at the Emerald City’s most fascinating neighborhoods and hot spots. Tours can be customized for your individual needs, and allow time for lunches.

If you’re looking for a good walking tour of Seattle during your stay at our motel in Puyallup, visit the official Best Guide website for more information or to plan your own tour right away.

Northwest Sinfonietta

The Northwest Sinfonietta is a chamber orchestra of national acclaim, devoted to providing audiences with a top-quality classical music experience. A unique experience from a symphony orchestra, the chamber ensemble gives you a clearer experience of every line and phrase of a piece. In this way, the Sinfonietta is able to simultaneously offer you the forceful experience of an orchestra and the intimacy of a small ensemble.

The Sinfonietta performs in several locations throughout Seattle, Tacoma, and right here in Puyallup. Visit the Sinfonietta website to learn when you can next see a performance within reach of our motel in Puyallup.