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    Federal Way is about 45 min. - 1 hour from Seattle and about 15-20 minutes to downtown Tacoma. Located near the I-5 freeway and at the western end of Hwy 18 which links the area with cities like auburn/covington/maple valley/Snoqualmie/North Bend and gets you to I-90 (good way to miss traffic if trying to get to I-90 to head over the mountains).

    Home to the Commons at Federal Way shopping center(mall and theaters) and lots of other retail options and food options. Also home to the Enchanted Village fun park and Wild Waves water park, near where hwy 18 comes into Federal Way.

    There are a couple of nice parks along the pouget sound water front in both Federal Way and the neighboring water areas of N.E. Tacoma. In the center of The city near the mall there is a large outdoor baseball and soccer complex.

    Home to the World Headquarters of the Weyerhaeuser Company(forest products) and other companies such as World Vision.

    The Bowling alley is being redone into a large bowling & entertainment facility.
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      • Wild Waves Theme Park
        5.54 Km from Federal Way
        Wild Waves Theme Park is an amusement park in Federal Way, Washington. Opened in 1977 as The Enchanted Village, the park is a popular summer destination in the Pacific Northwest and is the largest of its kind in the area.
      • The Outlet Collection Seattle
        5.67 Km from Federal Way
        The Outlet Collection Seattle, formerly SuperMall of the Great Northwest, is an outlet mall in Auburn, Washington. It is anchored by Bed Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Sam's Club and LA Fitness (formerly VisionQuest).
      • Auburn Masonic Temple (Auburn, Washington)
        6.78 Km from Federal Way
        History As early as 1886, settlers in the farming community of Auburn (originally named Slaughter) and the Green and White River valleys gathered to discuss the feasibility of forming a local Masonic lodge. These prospective members had been affiliated with the Masonic order in their previous hometowns and states. Because of this meeting and subsequent discussions, St. Andrews Lodge No. 35 in Renton was asked to sponsor a new lodge. The applicants prepared the necessary paperwork, petitioning th...
      • ShoWare Center
        9.15 Km from Federal Way
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      • Seattle Impact
        9.15 Km from Federal Way
        Seattle Impact FC was an American professional indoor soccer team that began play as a member of the Major Arena Soccer League with its 2014-15 season. Based in Seattle, Washington, the Impact played its home games at the ShoWare Center in nearby Kent. After struggles on and off the field, the team's assets were sold mid-season to Lane Smith whose Tacoma Stars completed Seattle's scheduled 2015 regular season games.
      • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
        12.28 Km from Federal Way
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      • Urban Grace Church
        12.31 Km from Federal Way
        Urban Grace Church, formerly First Baptist Church, was built in a Gothic Revival style in 1924 by Heath, Gove and Bell (see Frederick Heath) in Tacoma, Washington. The building's 53 rooms include an auditorium with 1,250 seats, a 500 seat banquet hall with stage, a kitchen, nursery room, small chapel, choir rooms, and the pastor's study. It is believed to be the oldest continuously used location for Christian religious services in the city. The congregation remains active. The church was origina...
      • Tacoma Public Library
        12.63 Km from Federal Way
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      • Westfield Southcenter
        15.74 Km from Federal Way
        Westfield Southcenter, formerly known as Southcenter Mall, is a shopping mall located in Tukwila, Washington, USA and and owned by the Westfield Group. As of 2008 it was the largest shopping center in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
      • Pierce County Foothills Trail
        15.99 Km from Federal Way
        The Foothills Trail is a mostly paved non-motorized rail-trail in east Pierce County, Washington, extending uninterrupted for 15 miles (24 km) from Puyallup, Washington to Orting, Washington to South Prairie, Washington. The trail is used by cyclists, walkers, joggers, inline skaters, and horse riders. Listed as Foothills Regional Trail, it was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2012. Other portions of the trail in Buckley, Washington, Wilkeson, Washington and along River Road in Puyallup...

      Points of Interest near Federal Way

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      • Kent
        Kent is very spread out, encompassing areas on the west hill near the I-5 freeway, the valley area near hwy-167 and the east hill of kent. The valley is largely covered with warehouses and big business and the hills are more residential generally. Kent is close to I-5, 167, hwy-405, hwy18 etc.

        It borders renton and Tukwila so you are very close to the very large SouthCenter shopping area as well as stores like Ikea just down the hill from the hospital on the renton/kent border area.

        Close to the Emerald Downs Racetrack(horses) in Auburn and within about 1/2 hour of the Snoqualmie valley or Tacoma areas. approx 45 min- 1 hour drive to Seattle(traffic?).

        Kent is building a large entertainment center where i believe they will start playing either semi-professional soccer or hockey? This is located by the smaller downtown mall and theaters and the light rail train station.

        Each year Kent has a neat little food and fun event for a couple days downtown.
        Kent, WA, USA
      • Tacoma
        Tacoma is Washington State's third largest city and is a very diverse area with inhabitants from many cultures. Tacoma is also home to Airmen and Army/National Guard folk from neighboring bases.

        From The Tall Ships & Taste of Tacoma Festivals, to the Point Defiance Zoo or the Tacoma Museum of Glass there are many neat attractions to see. Tacoma is also home to one of the largest wood domed structures in the world: the Tacoma Dome, which hosts sporting events, concerts and shows.

        Tacoma is located along the I-5 freeway about an hour drive south of Seattle. If however you head from Seattle to Tacoma during rush hour the commute can take at least 2 hours. You can also jump on Hwy 16 from I-5 in Tacoma and head over the new toll bridge to see sites on the Kitsap Peninsula.

        There is also the Tacoma Mall and surrounding shopping as well as smaller shopping locations where you can also find food such as the 6th ave area by University of Puget Sound, the downtown core, and part of S. Tacoma Way where you will find lots of Asian retail & food locations.

        Tacoma's Stadium High School was the filming location for the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.
        Tacoma, WA, USA
      • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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        Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158, USA
      • 4747 Point Fosdick Dr NW ste 200
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        4747 Point Fosdick Dr NW ste 200, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, USA
      • 308 6th Ave S
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        308 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
      • 524 2nd Ave #500
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        524 2nd Ave #500, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
      • Seattle
        Arty, alternative Seattle might rain like India during monsoon season at times, but there’s little else depressing about it. From the iconic Space Needle (only worth ascending should the weather be dramatically better than average, unless you want to be staring at the insight of a cloud or watching raindrops drip off the window) to a lively outdoor culture and fashionable coffee & nightlife scene, anyone who likes things up to the minute and different is going to love this city.

        Seattle’s a very green city – it should be, considering the water that falls on it – and when you do get a sunny day, walking the city centre and exploring the numerous public gardens with a warm, well-made coffee in hand is the perfect way to use it. There’s a wetland zoo and a waterfall garden, an aquarium and an impressive monorail to cruise round it all on. When you’re done with the inner city natural sites, climb into a kayak and explore the harbor, take a ferry to beautiful Bainridge Island, or hop on a mountain bike and head out into the wild.

        Pike Place Market is a wonderful taste of the Seattle of old, hosting farm products and seafood that you can have cooked up in a nearby restaurant. The harbor walk is another must see, with plenty of excursions around the bay on offer, as well as that aquarium, where you’ll find a mammoth octopus and even a coastal tide pool. Head for Pioneer Square for another historic take on Seattle, filled with art galleries and high-class boutique shopping amongst the traditional buildings.

        The ‘fish ladders’, which allow salmon to swim up the Ballard Locks into the freshwater above Puget Sound, are another unique Seattle attraction carefully laid open to the visitor, but it’s the lively, playful, art-focused attitude that has most visitors loving this city.

        There's no reason for a visitor to limit his/her scope to the downtown area. There are plenty of noteworthy sites and activities in Seattle's quirky neighborhoods. From street art and Theo chocolates in Fremont to art museums and kayaking in the University District. Ballard, Capitol Hill, and the Central District are each worth their own visits as well.

        Whether you want to pretend to be Frasier and peruse the light opera scene and high-end coffee shops, or just enjoy a modern, nature-tinged city at its best, there’s plenty here to keep you going, and plenty in the way of motivational caffeine stops, too.
        Seattle, WA, USA
      • 747 Broadway
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        747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
      • Bellevue
        Bellevue is a metropolitan area of Seattle. It is a very upscale city, ranking 15th wealthiest of 522 communities in Washington. There has been a lot of recent construction going on as Belleuve adds more and more office buildings and condos. It offers many stores to shop at with the 200 store Bellevue Square shopping center as well as many other strip mall. Bellevue hosts an Arts and Crafts fair that draws a large amount of people. It also has an ABA basketball team, the Bellevue Blackhawks, which is now defunct.

        The people are friendly and the weather is identical to Seattle, although slightly warmer most of the time. Bellevue is home to many headquarters of major companies including Expedia and T-Mobile (US headquarters).
        Bellevue, WA, USA
      • 514 Bay St
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        514 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USA

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      Graphic showing average weather in Federal Way in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 3.4 161.6 38.1 63.6
      Feb 5.1 113.5 41.2 44.7
      Mar 7.1 107.3 44.8 42.2
      Apr 9.6 82 49.3 32.3
      May 12.5 60.9 54.5 24
      Jun 15.4 43.5 59.7 17.1
      Jul 17.6 19.6 63.7 7.7
      Aug 17.3 23.9 63.1 9.4
      Sep 14.4 51.9 57.9 20.4
      Oct 10.8 99.4 51.4 39.1
      Nov 6.8 147.1 44.2 57.9
      Dec 4.3 172.7 39.7 68

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