The Snoqualmie Valley is one of the region's most majestic landscapes, defined by the abundance of natural beauty that serves as its backdrop. Millions of visitors visit the Valley each year to take in the wonder of the Snoqualmie Falls. The beautiful Cascade Mountains, creeks, mountain lakes, and the Snoqualmie River provide outdoor enthusiasts with endless recreation opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and river rafting.
The quaint communities of Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, and North Bend are rich with history and provide visitors with the perfect blend of old town charm and urban vibes with their assortment of quirky shops, breweries, and wineries.
Running through the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley is a Victorian-era railway that takes visitors on a scenic journey that travels five miles in distance and through years of time. In 1889 the Seattle, Lake Shore, and Eastern Railway laid tracks through the Valley, reducing the travel time to Seattle to just a few hours. The Northwest Railway Museum was founded in 1957 to interpret the role railroads played in developing and settling Washington state and its surrounding areas.
Tourism is essential to the vitality of the area, so much so that the close-knit business community often shares resources and partners in unique ways to showcase the many attributes that make the Valley special.
"The business culture in the Snoqualmie Valley is extraordinary," says Kelly Coughlin, SnoValley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. "Our businesses recognize that we are stronger collectively and that the more we can help and support one another, the more we can all succeed and grow."
This summer, three Snoqualmie businesses are teaming up to showcase the beauty and history of the Valley, culinary excellence, and local award-winning wine. The Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Casino, and Sigillo Cellars invite you to Wine and Dine the Snoqualmie Rails, a four-stop evening tasting train ride experience unlike anything offered in the region. The evening will include a train ride aboard restored coaches from the early 1900s, beginning at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Guests will enjoy stops at the North Bend Depot, the Northwest Railway Museum, and Snoqualmie Falls before heading back to the Snoqualmie Depot. Throughout the evening, the Snoqualmie Casino culinary team, led by Executive Chef Justin Lee, will serve a six-course menu inspired by 19th-century Great Northern Railroad dining car cuisine with a modern twist. Tastings will be perfectly paired with local award-winning wine by Sigillo Cellars and served in a commemorative wine glass.
Don't miss out on this extraordinary special event, which is only being offered a couple of times this summer. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit www.snocasino.com.