Enumclaw Expo Center


Originally the King County Fairgrounds, The Enumclaw Expo Center sits at the foot of Mount Rainier with spectacular views. Home of the oldest Fair west of the Mississippi, the 72 acre grounds include all types of buildings including those reassembled from the original 1963 Seattle world’s fair, and the activity and Les Schwab halls where we hold our gun sales.
In 1879 Frank and Mary Stevenson homesteaded what is now the center of town. Early settlers called this area “Stevensonville,” but the name later changed to Enumclaw (which means “thundering noise”) after the Enumclaw Mountain near town. Enumclaw was platted on October 31, 1885, when the railroad decided to come through this area, and was incorporated on January 27, 1913.

Enumclaw is situated at an elevation of 750 feet above sea level in a pastoral setting between plateau farmlands and the Cascade Mountains. The surrounding plateau, with a population of more than 40,000, is one of the largest thoroughbred horse breeding and boarding areas in the United States. Enumclaw is the “Gateway” to both north entrances to Mt. Rainier National Park from Highway 410, and you can reach Paradise near Mt. Rainier through beautiful Stevens Canyon during the summer.

Things to do in the Area

Mt Rainier

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states. It is an iconic representation of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you have never visited, or you may have been before – it might be time for (another) visit.

Thunder Dome Car Museum

Thunder Dome Car Museum is a premier car museum, wedding, and event venue showcasing exceptionally cared for classic cars. Not only an impressive collection, but Thunder Dome also has events including Friday Night beer gardens.