Hidden Zoo in Puget Sound - Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington
I believe many of us in the Seattle-Tacoma area are unaware of a cute little gem of a zoo tucked in the hills on the outskirts of Issaquah, a quick drive.
This fun zoo features some of the most upclose animal exhibits available in the Puget Sound region. Step inside to a large cougar exhibit, and find the tucked away tiger corner with massive white and orange tigers staring at you from three feet away. Listen to the calls of wild lemurs, find the sanctuary for over a hundred parrots, visit the reindeer, deer, alapacas, cranes, emus, wallabys, and other large birds. Enjoy the view over Lake Sammamish while you walk in the animal statue garden. A fun trip for kids and worth the short drive.