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Steilacoom is a historic town located in Pierce County in west-central Washington. As of the 2000 census, the population was 6,049 residents. It lies on the coast of Puget Sound. Incorporated in 1854, Steilacoom became the very first incorporated town in what is now Washington state. During the 1850s, it was one of only a few waterfront settlements along the Puget Sound in the American frontier. Early pioneers hoped Steilacoom would become the next San Francisco, and the town was very busy with trade and business in the early years. The early economy centered around loading ships with timber for San Francisco, which had a voracious hunger for building materials. Timber was plentiful and Steilacoom was, by far, a most impressive community back then. Steilacoom was the site of many firsts, aside from being the first incorporated town. It had the first brick building north of the Columbia River, the first jail in Pierce County, the first school, the first Protestant church building and the first lending library in Washington Territory. Today, Steilacoom maintains eleven city parks, open from dawn to dusk, that offer playground equipment, hiking, picnicking, ball fields and more. The town is host to several annual events, including a Salmon Bake, Apple Squeeze and a grand Fourth of July celebration.

Surrounding areas: Anderson Island, Washington (4.9 mi), University Place, Washington (5.2 mi), Longbranch, Washington (7.7 mi), Bay Lake, Washington (8.9 mi), Tacoma, Washington (9.4 mi), Gig Harbor, Washington (11.5 mi), Key Peninsula, Washington (11.7 mi)

Steilacoom Vacation Rentals

Steilacoom Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lakewood Motor Inn6125 Motor Ave SWTacoma, WA3.9 mi.(253) 584-2212
Oakwood World Wide/carriage House8601 27TH St WUniversity Place, WA5.1 mi.(800) 557-5506
Howard Johnson Express Inn4215 Sharondale St SWLakewood, WA5.2 mi.(877) 391-1528
Liberty Inn1400 Wilmington DrDupont, WA5.5 mi.(253) 912-8777
Ramada Inn-Tacoma-Lakewood9920 S Tacoma WayLakewood, WA5.5 mi.(253) 588-5241
Econo Lodge9325 S Tacoma WayTacoma, WA5.5 mi.(253) 582-7550
Guesthouse Int'l Inn & Suites Dupont1609 Mcneil StDupont, WA5.6 mi.(253) 912-8900
Best Western Tacoma Inn Copperfields8726 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(253) 535-2880
Best Western Tacoma Inn8726 South HosmerTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(800) 305-2880
Comfort Inn Tacoma8620 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(253) 538-7998
Crossland8801 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(253) 538-9448
Econo Lodge8702 S HosmerTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(253) 535-3100
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites8601 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(253) 539-2020
King Oscar Motel & Convention Center8820 S HosmerTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(253) 539-1153
Red Lion Hotel Tacoma8402 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA6.5 mi.(866) 548-3434
Days Inn6802 Tacoma Mall BlvdTacoma, WA6.7 mi.(253) 475-5900
Motel 61811 S 76TH StTacoma, WA6.8 mi.(253) 473-7100
Shilo Inn7414 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA6.8 mi.(253) 475-4020
Extended Stay America2120 S 48TH StTacoma, WA6.9 mi.(253) 475-6565
Cliffside Apts2413 Cliffside Ln NWGig Harbor, WA7.9 mi.(800) 557-5506
Corporate Suites219 Division CT Suite ATacoma, WA9.0 mi.(253) 473-4105
Courtyard By Marriott Tacoma Downtown1515 Commerce StTacoma, WA9.4 mi.(253) 591-9100
Sheraton Tacoma Hotel1320 Broadway PLZTacoma, WA9.4 mi.(253) 572-3200
Inn At Gig Harbor3211 56TH St NWGig Harbor, WA9.6 mi.(253) 858-1111
Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma2317 N Ruston WayTacoma, WA9.7 mi.(866) 820-8448
La Quinta Motor Inn1425 E 27TH StTacoma, WA10.1 mi.(253) 383-0146
Best Western Wesley Inn6575 Kimball DrGig Harbor, WA10.2 mi.(253) 858-9690
King Oscar Motel8200 Quinault Drive NEOlympia, WA10.8 mi.(360) 438-3333
Extended Stay America2820 Pacific Hwy ETacoma, WA10.9 mi.(253) 926-6316
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites3100 Pacific Hwy EFife, WA11.0 mi.(253) 922-9520
Maritime Inn3212 Harborview DrGig Harbor, WA11.1 mi.(253) 858-1818
Days Inn Portage Inn3021 Pacific Hwy ETacoma, WA11.2 mi.(253) 922-3500
Econo Lodge3518 Pacific Hwy EFife, WA11.4 mi.(206) 982-0550
Howard Johnson Inn3501 Pacific Hwy ETacoma, WA11.5 mi.(253) 926-1000
Motel 6 #0935201 20TH St ETacoma, WA12.3 mi.(253) 922-1270
Best Western Fife Hotel & Conference Center5700 Pacific Hwy EFife, WA12.7 mi.(253) 922-3555
Best Western Exec Inn & Conve5700 Pacific Hwy ETacoma, WA12.7 mi.(253) 922-0080
Quality Inn5601 Pacific Hwy ETacoma, WA12.7 mi.(253) 926-2301
On The Green @ Northshore4901 Fairwood Blvd NeTacoma, WA13.3 mi.(253) 927-9430
Quality Inn & Suties120 College St SELacey, WA13.4 mi.(360) 493-1991

Steilacoom Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington , near the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, has a fairly temperate climate. The temperature of the salt water surrounding the islands doesnft vary greatly throughout the seasons, so it helps cool the air surrounding the islands. Northwest Washington experiences frequent cloud cover, fog and drizzle. Misty morning will be followed by partial clearing and occasional showers. An umbrella always comes in handy. Evenings are usually warm with a light ocean breeze. Temperatures range from low 30s in winter to mid 80s in summer. Coastal conditions are generally much more harsh than those in the Puget Sound. @

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 35°F 5.38 in. -
February 50°F 36°F 4.44 in. -
March 54°F 38°F 4.18 in. -
April 60°F 42°F 2.87 in. -
May 66°F 47°F 2.01 in. -
June 71°F 51°F 1.58 in. -
July 76°F 55°F 0.86 in. -
August 76°F 54°F 0.83 in. -
September 71°F 50°F 1.42 in. -
October 61°F 44°F 3.39 in. -
November 52°F 39°F 6.10 in. -
December 46°F 35°F 5.89 in. -

Steilacoom Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tacoma Narrows airport (TIW) located about 6 miles north of Steilacoom in Tacoma, Washington, the Olympia airport (OLM) located approximately 19 miles southwest of Steilacoom in Olympia, Washington, the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located roughly 23 miles northeast of Steilacoom in Seattle, Washington, the Bremerton National airport (PWT) located around 23 miles northwest of Steilacoom in Bremerton, Washington, Sanderson Field (SHN) located about 26 miles west of Steilacoom in Shelton, Washington, Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located approximately 28 miles northeast of Steilacoom in Seattle, Washington, and finally the Renton Municipal airport (RNT) located roughly 28 miles northeast of Steilacoom in Renton, Washington.

Steilacoom Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA14.6 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA17.2 mi.
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA32.7 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA46.1 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA17.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Fort Steilacoom Golf CourseTacomaWA1.8 mi.
Meadow Park Golf CourseTacomaWA4.5 mi.
Highland Golf CourseCosmopolisWA7.5 mi.
Allenmore Public Golf CourseTacomaWA9.4 mi.
Classic Golf ClubSpanawayWA9.4 mi.
Highlands Golf CourseTacomaWA9.4 mi.
Lake Spanaway Golf CourseTacomaWA9.4 mi.
North Shore Golf ClubTacomaWA9.4 mi.
Pacific Lutheran University Golf CourseTacomaWA9.4 mi.
Brookdale Golf ClubTacomaWA9.6 mi.
Madrona Links Golf CourseGig HarborWA10.5 mi.
Links At Hawks PrairieLaceyWA14.1 mi.
Lipoma Firs Golf CoursePuyallupWA14.6 mi.
Nisqually Valley Golf CourseYelmWA15.9 mi.
Capitol City Golf ClubOlympiaWA16.7 mi.
Delphi Golf ClubOlympiaWA16.7 mi.
Scott Lake Golf CourseOlympiaWA16.7 mi.
Christys Golf Range & Par 3Federal WayWA17.1 mi.
Sumner Meadows Golf LinksSumnerWA17.6 mi.
Tapps Island Golf CourseSumnerWA17.6 mi.
Lake Land Village Golf CourseAllynWA17.8 mi.
Airport Golf CenterTumwaterWA18.3 mi.
Tumwater Valley Golf ClubTumwaterWA18.3 mi.
High Cedars Golf ClubOrtingWA19.7 mi.
Jade Greens Golf ClubAuburnWA20.0 mi.
Washington National Golf ClubAuburnWA20.0 mi.
Auburn Golf CourseAuburnWA21.4 mi.
Druids GlenKentWA22.7 mi.
Riverbend Golf ComplexKentWA22.7 mi.
Bayshore Golf ClubSheltonWA23.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA108.8 mi.
Cooper SpurPortlandOR113.8 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR113.8 mi.
State Parks
Rigney State ParkWA5.7 mi. 
Tolmie Underwater State ParkWA8.2 mi. 
Penrose Point State ParkWA8.5 mi. 
Tolmie State ParkWA8.9 mi. 
Kopachuck State ParkWA10.2 mi. 
Cutts Island State ParkWA11.0 mi. 
Dash Point State ParkWA13.5 mi. 
Squaxin Island State ParkWA13.6 mi. 
Squaxin Island State ParkWA13.6 mi. 
Stretch Point State ParkWA14.3 mi. 
Jarrell Cove State ParkWA15.1 mi. 
Saltwater State ParkWA19.1 mi. 
Belfair State ParkWA21.4 mi. 
Twanoh State ParkWA22.1 mi. 
Millersylvania State ParkWA22.8 mi. 
Manchester State ParkWA27.7 mi. 
Flaming Geyser State ParkWA28.1 mi. 
Fort Ward State ParkWA28.6 mi. 
Potlatch State ParkWA28.9 mi. 
Illahee State ParkWA29.0 mi. 
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA32.7 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA32.7 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA32.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA32.7 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA32.7 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA32.7 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA32.7 mi.(Children's)
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA35.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA59.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA9.4 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA26.2 mi.
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA32.7 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA32.7 mi.
Oregon ZooPortlandOR113.8 mi.

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