Issaquah is a beautiful city located in King County, Washington, United States of America. In 2010, the population of Issaquah reached 30.000 residents and the area of the city at that moment was 8.5 square miles. Thanks to its extraordinary growth and development, Issaquah was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the second fastest growing city in the state of Washington and the 89th in the country. The name of the locality - Issaquah - means either the sound of birds, snake or little valley in the local Native American. Other names the city received through its history were Squak Valley and Squawk Valley. Issaquah was incorporated in 1892 and since then, the city developed continuously.
Top Attractions within Issaquah
Salmon Days Festival is a two days festival held each year in the first full weekend of October. At the beginning of the celebration a parade is initiated. The festival celebrates the return of salmon to its birth water. The Salmon Days also celebrate the heritage of Issaquah and attracts a lot of artists. On the area of the event is included a Field of Fun, a play ground for the children, granted by the sponsors of the festival. In the last years, the Salmon Days Festival drew to Issaquah over half a million visitors.
Cougar Mountain Zoo is located on the Cougar Mountain, west of Issaquah. The zoo has a surface of 8 acres and is the home of many endangered species of the area and also of the world. The most important attraction of the zoo is a cougar named Nashi. If you want to visit this zoo with your kids, they will be delighted.
Triple XXX is a famous Issaquah restaurant that serves root beer, seafood, burgers and chicken, cooked with traditional local recipes. If you want to enjoy a great meal, this is the best place to choose.