Fun Things to Do in Everett and Snohomish County

Everett and Snohomish County, less than an hour's drive north of Seattle, offer a lot of fun things to see and do. Major attractions include the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and the Tulalip Resort Casino . There are scenic parks and trails offering wonderful opportunities to spend time outdoors, enjoying Northwest nature.

Here are my recommendations for fun things to see and do in Everett and surrounding Snohomish County:
 

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    Aviation Attractions in Snohomish County

    Boeing Factory Tour in Everett, WA
    ••• Boeing Factory Tour in Everett, WA (courtesy of Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour). Boeing Factory Tour in Everett, WA

    Snohomish County is a hot spot for aviation buffs, whether you're interested in historic aircraft or the latest aerospace technologies. Here are some of the area's most popular aviation attractions:

    Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
    Boeing builds its wide-body planes, including the 747, at it's huge facility at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The Boeing factory tour has long been popular with Seattle visitors - the Future of Flight Aviation Center opened in 2005, adding an interactive museum experience to the mix.

    The Flying Heritage Collection
    Also located at Paine Field in Everett, The Flying Heritage Collection features rare and historic military airplanes from around the world. Housed in a large hangar, each aircraft is accompanied by informative artifacts and exhibits. Special events are held on a regular basis and include air shows and tours.

     

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    Arts & Culture in Snohomish County

    Photo of Everett Performing Arts Center
    ••• Everett Performing Arts Center. Everett Performing Arts Center (courtesy of Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)

    Performing arts venues, sports arenas, cultural museums, and visual arts organizations are among the amenities that make life in Snohomish County so rich.

    Comcast Arena at Everett
    The Everett Silvertips hockey team play their home games at Everett's Comcast Arena. The venue can seat up to 10,000 people and hosts performances and special events of all kinds, from ice skating shows and circuses to motor sports and big-name concerts.

    Hibulb Cultural Center
    The Tulalip Tribe is a major presence in Snohomish County; their reservation occupies a large section between I-5 and the Puget Sound. Their Hibulb Cultural Center is open to visitors, offering interactive exhibits about their history, art, and culture.

    Everett Performing Arts Center
    The performance schedule at this downtown Everett venue includes musicals, children's theater, and plays from the resident Village Theatre company.

    Schack Art Center
    Visual art in all media is the focus at Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington. Visitors...MORE to this facility can view exhibits, participate in workshops, or watch the activity in the glass hot shop.

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    Casino Fun in Snohomish County

    Tulalip Resort Casino
    ••• Tulalip Resort Casino (Angela M. Brown). Tulalip Resort Casino

    Some of the best casinos in Washington State are located in Snohomish County, including:

    Tulalip Resort Casino
    Whether you stop by for a couple hours or a couple days, the Tulalip Resort offers high-quality hospitality across the board, You'll find the latest gaming machines and table games, fine and casual dining, and an awesome spa.

    Angel of the Winds Casino
    Billing itself as "the world's friendliest casino," this Arlington complex is run by the Stillaguamish tribe. In addition to gambling, Angel of the Winds offers great dining, a smoke shop, and an RV park.

    Quil Ceda Creek Casino
    Located just south of the Tulalip Casino, Quil Ceda Creek is another facility operated by the Tulalip people. The fun includes slot machines, table games, and casual dining. Sports of all kinds are featured on the big screens throughout the gaming floor.

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    Outdoor Recreation in Snohomish County

    Photo of Bicyclist Along Snohomish River
    ••• Bicyclist Along Snohomish River. Bicyclist Along Snohomish River (courtesy of Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)
    Snohomish County spans the shores of Puget Sound, the Snohomish River valley, and the forested foothills and mountains of the Cascade Range. The county encompasses urban districts, small towns, agricultural areas, and patches of wilderness. Outdoor recreation opportunities include beach combing, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, fishing, birding, and more.  If you love spending time outdoors, enjoying scenery and nature, you won't run out of options in Snohomish County.

     

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    Shopping in Snohomish County

    The Antiques Shopping District in Snohomish, WA
    ••• The Antiques Shopping District in Snohomish, WA. The Antiques Shopping District in Snohomish, WA (courtesy of Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)
    Visitors to the cities and towns north of Seattle will find some unique shopping opportunities. There are, of course, major malls with all the latest and greatest big box and high-end retailers. Bargain hunters will enjoy the premium outlet stores and the antiques shopping district in downtown Snohomish.