Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Yelm is proud to serve as the economic and urban hub of Southeast Thurston and South Pierce Counties, but also serves as the central point in an area that provides for a large variety of activities and attractions for those of us who live here and for visitors.

The City of Yelm maintains a number of parks that are open to the public, and provide space for community events, picnics, weddings, and sports.

The Yelm-Tenino Trail, maintained by Thurston County, is a pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects Yelm with Rainier and Tenino. The trail connects in Rainier with the Chehalis Western Trail, also maintained by Thurston County, which connects Rainier with Lacey and Olympia.

Yelm has extended the trail system with the Prairie Line trail, a pedestrian/bicycle path that takes you from Yelm Avenue to the Centrailia Power Canal. Future extension of the trail will cross the Nisqually River into Roy.

The Yelm Historical Museum features many artifacts from Yelm's rich pioneer history.

NorthwestTrek Wildlife Park is the Northwest's premier wildlife and adventure park and offers tram and walking tours.

The Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village in Eatonville, takes you back to the 1880's to experience homesteading in Washington.