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Things To Do In Marysville WA

Updated on April 15, 2013
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Attractions in Marysville

There are a lot of things to do in and around Marysville. Here you can get an overview of the categories for activities. Each category has more information further down the page, so if something interests you here, scroll down to read more about it!

Dining: If you're hungry, there are almost limitless options for eating choices. From unique burger joints to ultra-fancy restaurants, there's something for every appetite and budget.

Entertainment: You'll find everything from a movie theater to live music and comedians to keep you entertained. Night life in Marysville is great, largely thanks to the Tulalip Resort Casino.

Shopping: There are many unique local shops in Marysville that you won't find anywhere else. If you're looking for something more mainstream, the Seattle Premium Outlets Mall offers 100+ brand name stores in a single location. For the active shopper, Cabela's just opened a huge new store filled with everything you could ever want to enjoy the great outdoors.

Seasonal Events, Fairs & Festivals: The Strawberry Festival, The Tulip Festival, The Arlington Fly-In... the only problem is so many festivals, so little time!

Local Places: A huge outdoor swap meet, Boom City, Who's on 1st?, Wandering Havoc Games, a multitude of parks, and many more interesting places to go await you here. There are also many structured sports teams, and several athletic and fitness facilities.

Outdoor Activities: Camping, fishing, and hiking are just the start of the fresh air activities in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a variety of locales within a short drive - Marysville is close to the Puget Sound, many lakes, and the Cascades, and not too far from the Olympic rain forest and the San Juan Islands.


The main dining room at the Tulalip Bay Restaurant
The main dining room at the Tulalip Bay Restaurant

Dining

If you're tired of the same old restaurants, you will find some great alternatives in Marysville.

If you're looking for a fast food place, check out Burger Mill or Paradise Burgers. Both offer a refreshing change of pace from national fast food places, as well as a quick and tasty meal.

The Mongolian Wok at Smokey Point is hands-down the best Mongolian grill around. You get to choose everything that goes into your dish, including the sauce - which has instructions to help you tailor it to your own taste. The wide variety of items includes seafood and lamb. Prices are reasonable, and portions are huge.

Ellie's Restaurant, tucked behind the 76 and the Post Office, always has a full parking lot when it is open. This Marysville diner has been part of the community for many years, and with good reason.

Bob's Burgers and Brew and The Blazing Onion both offer nice sit-down fare with libations. The Blazing Onion offers a multitude of big screens, so you can watch your favorite sporting event while you enjoy your meal.

Marysville offers three outstanding buffet restaurants, all well worth a visit. The Grand Buffet offers interesting fare, including seafood, sushi, and an in-house Mongolian grill available any time the restaurant is open.

The Golden Corral contains a cornucopia of selections, and will even grill you a sirloin steak to order after 4:00pm. Top off your meal with something from the well-stocked dessert bar, and be sure to visit the chocolate fountain! Whether you use fruit or something more exotic, it's a fun and delicious experience.

Eagles Buffet, located in the Tulalip Resort Casino, is simply amazing. It features fine dining fare and a myriad of choices. Try the made to order pasta bar, delectable prime rib, home-style meatloaf and potatoes, or treat yourself to a Mongolian grill. Finish with freshly scooped ice cream or a wide array of amazing pastries and desserts (including sugar free fare).

The Tulalip Bay restaurant offers a high end dining experience. Relax in a setting fit for the finest occasions, and enjoy food of the same quality. Blackfish restaurant provides a unique dining experience featuring salmon prepared in traditional tribal methods, as well as fresh fish and oysters shucked to order. Both restaurants are located in the Tulalip Resort Casino.


Inside the Tulalip Resort casino
Inside the Tulalip Resort casino

Entertainment

Enjoy an active night life all week long in Marysville. With dancing, national performers, movies, and gaming, there's always something to do!

Tulalip Amphitheatre features performers of national acclaim in an intimate environment. Comedians and bands alike play in the 2600 seat outdoor venue.

The Q Nightclub at Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub and Casino features music and dancing.

Visit the Regal Cinema (Regal Marysville 14) to take in a show. Movies play in RPX, Imax, and Reald3D. Groups can book private screenings and large meetings here.

If you wish to try your luck with chance, there are three casinos in the Marysville area. Tulalip Resort Casino, Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub and Casino, and Aces Casino. All three offer a variety of games and plenty of slot machines.


Seattle Premium Outlet Mall
Seattle Premium Outlet Mall

Shopping

Seattle Premium Outlet Mall is a large (500,000 square feet!) outdoor shopping mall featuring over 100 designer outlet stores. You'll find shops like Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, and many more. Catch up on new styles, check out the latest gadgets, find something tasty to eat, or relax with a great cup of tea.

Marysville and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for outdoor activities, and there's no better place to stock up on equipment than Cabela's. Located near the Seattle Premium Outlet Mall, Cabela's offers a huge selection of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear to help you enjoy your activities.

Main Street Marysville is located at 4th and State Street, but if you step one block south to 3rd Street, you will find many unique shops and eateries. While you are there, be sure to stop into Oosterwyks Dutch Bakery for a freshly baked treat!

If you just need to pick up a few groceries, check out WinCo (located on 116th St. near I-5). This family owned store offers a huge selection of groceries and ready-made items, with some of the best food prices anywhere in the area!

2013 Marysville Strawberry Festival logo
2013 Marysville Strawberry Festival logo

Seasonal Events

Over 80 years ago, Marysville became known as "The Strawberry City" due to the prolific strawberry growth capabilities of the area. In honor of this, Marysville holds a Strawberry Festival and Grand Parade every year in mid-June. The event features many activities, and the parade includes a drive by of classic autos.

Biringer Farm, located in Arlington, is a great place to pick - or just buy - fresh strawberries when they are in season.

Boom City, located behind the Tulalip Resort, is one of the largest collections of fireworks vendors in existence. For several weeks leading up to the 4th of July, this becomes an attraction that brings people from many miles away. A large pit is offered to allow detonation of your purchases, and is a wonderful place to watch an endless display of fireworks. Be sure to bring goggles and a hat to ward off the falling debris.

For bargain hunters, there is a huge swap meet held behind the Tulalip Casino during summer months. All manner of goods and wares are available, and it may prove quite interesting just to walk through!

The Farmer's Market, located outside of the Tulalip Resort, offers fresh grown produce and a variety of crafts, including traditional native beadwork. It is open on weekends during the summer months.

Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO) offers a wide variety of aviation services throughout the year, but they pull out all the stops in July during the Arlington Fly-In. This festival offers many activities, including - of course - plane rides!

Welcome to Marysville!
Welcome to Marysville!

Local Events

Marysville offers many social opportunities through fun classes. There are many topics to choose from, and many classes are geared to specific age groups. To learn about current offerings or register for an activity, visit https://online.activenetwork.com/MarysvilleWA/Start/Start.asp.

Trading card gamers: Marysville loves you! You can find Yugioh tournaments at Who's On 1st (other game tournaments may be offered there as well). Who's On 1st is located at 4th Street and State Street. Wandering Havoc games, located at 9414 State Street Ste. A (9th and State Street), offers Magic, D&D, and a variety of other RPG game opportunities and tournaments.

There are many local parks in the area. The Marysville Skate Park is open to skateboarders of all skill levels and ages. Weekend mornings are reserved for younger skateboarders - wonderful for allowing them to develop their skills in a less competitive environment.

Starting in April 2013, free family movies are shown on Saturday evenings beginning at dusk at Jennings Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks, and plan for a fun evening!

If you have a dog, Strawberry Fields Off-Leash Park may be just the place for you and your pet. Open from 7am to dusk every day, there are 3 acres of off-leash area - and there's even a special fire hydrant, just for your pet!

Marysville Parks offer many nature trails and walking loops. The Visitor's Center, on the west side of I-5 at exit 200 (across from Wal-Mart), offers several brochures and maps listing all the local parks, camping, and picnic areas. There are far too many parks to list in this hubpage, so it is highly recommended you check out the visitor's center for the complete list.

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