Marysville is still known as “The Strawberry City” due to its prolific fields of these delicious berries. There is a Strawberry Festival and Grande Parade each June. The history of the largest city in North Snohomish county is related to the logging industry of the past. The 1884 hand-hewn cedar historical museum named Gehl House in Jennings Park contains a typical 1880s farmhouse. It’s at specific times June through Labor Day.

A big attraction, the Tulalip Casino, located in the Tulalip Indian Reservation across the freeway from Marysville, is open seven days a week. While there you can observe Indian culture like totem poles and caneo sheds.

New Waterfront Park enhances the shopping experience in downtown Marysville. Enjoy small town charm mixed with big city attractions. See Jennings Memorial Park which features a petting zoo for the young and young at heart. Play ball, relax or admire Allen Creek. Comeford Park in downtown offers a welcome break from shopping. There are a dozen or so small parks nearby.

Among the inviting small towns near Marysville are Arlington, Smokey Point, Lakewood, Darrington, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Stanwood and Silvana.

Outdoor lovers appreciate rock climbing in the mountains of North Snohomish County. River rafting, kayaking and fishing are popular. Hikers view places like Mount Pilchuck and Glacier Peak.

Festivals like the Lavender Hills Farm Festival in July and the Marysville for the Holidays Winter Festival in December beckon locals and tourists different times of the year.

Marysville is a family-friendly community with the beautiful Cascade Mountains to the East and the Olympic Mountains to the West. Challenging rivers and quiet lakes are close by. Quality food and lodging along with interesting shopping round out the appeal of this town.

Thank you Shirley Dever for the information!