Giant Log And Other Sights

Snoqualmie, Washington

7971 Railroad Ave SE

Snoqualmie is a small city located along I-90 east of Seattle as the highway approaches the Cascade Mountains.

Its history as a logging and mill town as well as a railroad town are reflected in a couple of its top attractions. A giant log specimen, from an old growth Douglas Fir, is sheltered underneath a preserved building from the old Weyerhaeuser Mill near town.

It is also home to the Northwestern Railway Museum. The museum includes the Snoqualmie Depot, several miles of former Northern Pacific Railway tracks and an extensive collection of historic train cars.

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Snoqualmie Centennial Log (Z09A0004)
This log is typical of the Douglas firs that were logged in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Snoqualmie Depot

Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Depot (Z09A0005)


Northwest Railway Museum, Locomotive (Z09A0006)

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Northwest Railway Museum, Train Cars (Z09A0007)

More About Snoqualmie's Attractions

The giant log was featured in the opening credits of the television series Twin Peaks. The character Laura Palmer from that show was killed in one of the musuem's boxcars.

Nearby Sights

While you're in the area, check out these sights:

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