Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum and Gardiner Weeks Memorial Park


This memorial park has around 200 feet of frontage along the beautiful South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Moreover, it is located on Bendigo Boulevard which is a key gateway to the city of North Bend. Inside the park’s boundaries, the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum and the Mount Si Senior Center are located. Also, the amenities of the park include a gazebo, picnic tables, and a short paved walking path. 

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum

The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum houses a collection of cherished artifacts and anecdotes from all over the Snoqualmie Valley.  The collection was started in 1939 by Ada Snyder Hill and arranged for the platting of North Bend.  The collection includes the ledger from the Meadowbrook Hotel, William Taylor’s hat and gun, and the Fall City Study Club scrapbooks and memorabilia.  A visit will give you an appreciation for the history of the Snoqualmie Valley and North Bend. 

The museum is open Saturdays through Tuesdays 1-5pm April through October and Mondays and Tuesdays only November through April.  You can also make an appointment to visit.  If you are staying at Moon River Suites, the museum is just outside your front door!

The Snoqualmie Historical Museum Online exhibits are extremely interesting as well.  Read about seven different communities in the Valley which have since disappeared.  Learn about the early years of I-90 and Snoqualmie Pass.  The online shop sells historical books, videos, and T-shirts. 


Gardiner Weeks Memorial Park Location

The park is located very close to downtown North Bend.  It’s two blocks South of Twede’s Cafe on Bendigo Boulevard.  It’s also located right next to North Bend Escapes’ Moon River Suites.  This provides a large “extension” of Moon River’s backyard.