EVERETT — These are some of the top tourist attractions for visitors to Snohomish County, according to the county Tourism Bureau:
■ The Boeing Tour at the Future of Flight Aviation Center Paine Field in Mukilteo.
Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen was one of the world’s wealthiest history buffs. A few weeks after his death in 2018, the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field expanded its exhibition space to more than two acres. Among the displays are a refurbished Junkers Ju 87 Stuka fuselage, a room dedicated to the atom bomb with replicas of the original Fat Man and Little Boy, and videos of veterans recounting memories of combat.
The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum hosts a rare private collection of WWII era aircraft, tanks, combat armor and other technologies, painstakingly restored to working condition and displayed alongside interactive multimedia exhibits.
The Historic Flight Foundation offers a journey into the energy, hard work, and passion that fueled aviation from 1927 through 1957. And the Museum of Flight Restoration Center and Reserve Collection has aircraft, spacecraft, artifacts, galleries, exhibits, facts and stories that embody the past, present and future of flight.
■ Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip boasts “impeccable service, unrivaled rewards and the most cash back of any Washington casino.”
■ Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip opened in 2011, providing a central place for the physical objects of tribal culture to be seen and appreciated.
■ Puget Sound Express whale-watching tours in Edmonds.
■ Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip hosts more than 130 designer stores and an indoor food court.
■ Mukilteo Lighthouse Park is also the home of the historic Mukilteo Light Station and is available for touring and special events. Built in the 1950s, the park provides public beach access with fire pits and a boat launch.
■ Hiking. You can find places to hike, bike and walk at Seattle North Country’s website.
■ River rafting. Lots of water activities at Seattle North Country’s website.
Sources: Arrivalist, Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, The Daily Herald