The 82nd Annual Daffodil Parade

Every year, the Daffodil Festival’s Daffodil Parade makes its way through the Puyallup Valley. And, if you’re staying at our motel in Puyallup on Saturday, April 11th, you too can experience the event that has been enchanting the region for over eighty years.

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade celebrates community, history, traditions, and the future of the Puyallup area. Starting out in Tacoma, over 180 entries make their way through Puyallup and into Sumner, finally finishing off in Orting. There are floats, marching bands, horse riders, and thousands of freshly-cut daffodils.

The 2015 parade is scheduled to pass through Puyallup starting at 12:45 PM on Saturday, April 11th. Visit the Daffodil Festival’s website for more information.

Tacoma Nature Center

When you want a fun and educational outdoor activity for the whole family, consider taking the trip to nearby Tacoma. It is here that you can find the Tacoma Nature Center.

The nature center is seventy-one acres of preserved wild lands, including Snake Lake and portions of the surrounding forest and wetland areas. Walk along the hiking trails, spotting over twenty different species of native mammals, one hundred different kinds of bird, and various other animals. Children enjoy the Discovery Pond natural play area. Facilities can even be reserved for group events or parties, so visit the center’s website for more information.

‘14 Washington Snowmobile Expo

Are you looking for the next big thing in snowmobiles? Do you need to outfit yourself for your next big snowmobiling adventure? If so, take some time off while staying at our motel in Puyallup this October to visit the 23rd Annual Washington Snowmobile Expo and Swap Meet.

Hosted by the Washington State Snowmobile Association, the Snowmobile Expo gives enthusiasts a chance to get together with other snowmobilers to look at new products, attend educational seminars, and buy and sell snowmobiling goods. See the 2015 snowmobiles, purchase clothing, accessories, aftermarket parts, tools, and other products, and get the latest information on good riding trails.

This year’s event is to be held at the Washington State Fair Events Center on October 18th and 19th. Visit the Washington State Snowmobile Association website for more information.

Ryan House Museum

The area surrounding our motel in Puyallup has a rich pioneer history to it. If you would like to delve into this history, take a short trip over to the city of Sumner. It is here that you can see the historical Ryan House Museum.

The Ryan House started life back in the 1800’s as a three room cabin. A delightful example of 19th century architecture, it is crafted from local cedar and serves as a vision of the classical revival style of the time. A second story was added in 1872, and a new wing was created in 1885. The house served as a city library after it was donated to Sumner in 1926 and, after a new library was constructed in 1979, it became the home of the Sumner Historical Society. Here you can see the restored 1890’s aesthetic of the parlor, the dining room, and the kitchen, along with other museum exhibits offered by the society. Visit the historical society’s website for more information.