Tumwater


Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, Washington. It lies near where the Deschutes River where the water cascades to its final destination as it enters Budd, the southernmost point of Puget Sound. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance and Mount Rainier seems close enough to touch on a clear day. Tumwater is the oldest American Settlement on Puget Sound. The area was chosen for its many natural resources, rivers, prairies, forests and beaches. The community was founded on the pioneering spirit and based in equality, the city reflects those values today. Rich in history and the home of excellent schools, restaurants and businesses, this thriving community maintains its small-town feel. 

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There is an abundance of things to do in the area, each place being unique. Whether you are new to the area or just looking for something new to do, we have compiled a list of resources, to give you a taste for the area. Click on the Blue Links below to learn more!

 

Schools
Tumwater school District (6 Elementary, 2 Middle Schools, 2 High Schools) 

Government
City of Tumwater 
Thurston County 
Fire and EMS 
Police 
Tumwater Chamber of Commerce 
Thurston Economic Development Council 
Census 

Entertainment
Airport Golf and Batting Center 
Barns Lake 
Boom Shaka
Boston Harbor Marina 
Crosby House Museum 
Deschutes Parkway and Interpretive Center
Experience Olympia and Beyond 
Great Wolf Lodge 
Hands on Children’s Museum 
Hiking 
Millersylvania State Park 
Pioneer Park
Schmidt House Tumwater Falls Park 
Timberland Library 
Tumwater Farmers Market Olympic Flight Museum
Tumwater Historical Park 
Visit Thurston County 

 

Employers in the Area
Alaffia 
Albertsons
Amcor 
Cardinal Glass Industries 
City of Tumwater  
Costco 
Department of Corrections 
Fred Meyer 
H2O Jet Inc 
Home Depot 
Mud Bay Mfg 
Mutual Materials 
Pepsi NW Beverages 
Safeway 
Soloy Aviation Solutions 
Spa Depot 
State of Washington 
Tempco Steel 
Timberland Library 
Thurston County Employment 
Tumwater School District 
Walgreens 
Walmart