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'''King County''' [http://www.metrokc.gov/] is one of the major counties in the state of [[Washington (state)|Washington]] in the [[Pacific Northwest (United States of America)|Pacific Northwest]] of the [[United States of America]].
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'''King County''' is one of the major counties in the state of [[Washington (state)|Washington]] in the [[Pacific Northwest (United States of America)|Pacific Northwest]] of the [[United States of America]]. For travel guide purposes this King County article covers all of the county ''except'' Seattle.
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
  
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[[Seattle]] - capital of '''King County''' [http://www.metrokc.gov/]. It has its own extensive article, and so is not covered in this article.
 
* [[Auburn (Washington)|Auburn]]
 
* [[Auburn (Washington)|Auburn]]
 
* [[Bellevue]]
 
* [[Bellevue]]
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* Sammamish
 
* Sammamish
 
* SeaTac
 
* SeaTac
* [[Seattle]] - county capital
 
 
* Shoreline
 
* Shoreline
 
* Skyway
 
* Skyway
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==See==
 
==See==
===Seattle===
 
  
* Bay Pavillion
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:''Please also consult [[Seattle#See|"See" in the Seattle article]]''
* Benaroya Hall
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* Chittenden Locks and Ship Canal
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* 5th Avenue Theatre
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* IMAX Dome
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* Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
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* Museum of Flight
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* Museum of History and Industry
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* Nordic Heritage Museum
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* Northwest Seaport/Maritime Heritage Center
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* Odyssey Maritime Marine Center
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* Paramount Theatre
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* Pike Place Market
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* Qwest Field
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* Safeco Field
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* Seattle Aquarium
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* Seattle Art Museum
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* Seattle Center
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* Seattle Monorail
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* Seattle Pacific University
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* Seattle University
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* Underground Tour
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* University of Washington
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* Washington Park Arboretum
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* Washington Convention and Trade Center
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* Washington State Ferries
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* Woodland Park Zoo
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===Urban King County===
 
===Urban King County===
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
* [[Snohomish County]], Washington - north
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* the [[North Cascades]] region — north and east
* [[Chelan County]], Washington - east/northeast
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* [[Tacoma]] and Pierce County south
* [[Kittitas County]], Washington - east/southeast
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* the [[Kitsap Peninsula]] west
* [[Pierce County]], Washington - south
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* [[Kitsap County]], Washington - west
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Revision as of 22:06, 11 June 2007

King County is one of the major counties in the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. For travel guide purposes this King County article covers all of the county except Seattle.

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Cities

Seattle - capital of King County [1]. It has its own extensive article, and so is not covered in this article.

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

By car

Coming from Snohimish or Pierce county, the easiest way is via Interstate 5. Form the south you can also take State Route 167. Coming from the east you can take Interstate 90, or US Highway 2.

By plane

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, (Airport code: SEA), called "SeaTac" by locals, connects Seattle to all regions of the world, with especially frequent transpacific routes. Alaska Airlines provides something approximating discount air fare to and from the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.

By bus

Metro Transit (electric or diesel city buses) actually works pretty well. The web trip planner is straightforward and accurate, as long as your bus is on time.

Buses in downtown Seattle are free between 6am and 7pm in the downtown core of Seattle. Just get on and get off. To read the details refer to Metro Free Bus info.

Sound Transit (diesel and hybrid buses, trains) is more expensive, but has many convenient express routes that travel South (to Tacoma), East (Redmond, Bellevue), and North (Bothell, Lynnwood).

By rail

Sound Transit Sounder light-rail service.

By boat

Get around

See

Please also consult "See" in the Seattle article

Urban King County

  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Bellevue Botanical Gardens
  • Bridal Trails State Park
  • Cougar Mountain Zoo Park
  • Dash Point State Park
  • Emerald Downs
  • Marymoor County Park
  • Muckleshoot Casino
  • Northwest University
  • Pacific Raceway
  • Renton Historical Museum
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
  • Saltwater State Park
  • Sammamish State Park
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Squak Mountain State Park
  • St. Edward State Park
  • Tahoma National Cemetery
  • Trinity Lutheren College
  • Univeristy of Washington Bothell
  • White River Valley Museum
  • Woodinville Winerys

Rural King County

  • Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass - ski resort
  • Alpine Falls
  • Flaming Geyser State Park
  • Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
  • Nolte State Park
  • Northwest Railroad Museum - located in Snoqualmie
  • Stevens Pass - ski resort
  • Snoqualmie Casino
  • Snoqualmie Falls
  • White River Amphitheatre

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