With a population of more than 95,000, Federal Way is Washington's 9th largest city and the 5th largest city in King County. A beautiful city nestled along the coast within the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas, Federal Way is home to an abundance of fun things to do, including year-round activities, local attractions, and events.


Located in King's County, Federal Way borders Lakeland North (northeast) and Lakeland South (southeast). Tacoma is about 12 miles southwest of Federal Way. Dash Point is 15 minutes west of Lakeland, while the towns of Milton, Edgewood, and Fife are directly south of the city. Most of the city (22.26 square miles of 22.46 square miles) occupies land.


Federal Way was originally a logging settlement. The city is named "Federal Way" after Federal Highway U.S. 99, which is now known as SR-99 or Pacific Highway South. While locals first used the name Federal Way in 1929 after the community planned construction of Federal Way High School, the local Chamber of Commerce didn't adopt the name until the 1950s. Locals tried unsuccessfully to incorporate as a city three times, including 1971, 1981, and 1985. Finally, residents voted to incorporate in 1990.

Local Attractions

There are numerous activities and attractions that are popular in (or near) Federal Way, including the Pacific Bonsai Museum, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Dash Point State Park, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, West Hylebos Wetlands Park, and PowellsWood Garden. The city of Tacoma, the third largest city in Washington, is just 20 minutes from Federal Way. Gastropubs and breweries like Geaux Brewing, Rail Hop’n Brewing, Scamp Brewing, Half Lion Brewing Company, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, and the Schilling Tasting Room are also popular with locals.

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  • Directions to our Federal Way, WA City dispensary

    > Head south toward S 312th St
    > Turn left onto S 312th St
    > Turn right after Jack in the Box (on the right)
    > Continue straight to stay on Pacific Hwy S
    > Pass by Wendy’s (on the right in 2.5 mi)
    > Make a U-turn at Kent Des Moines Rd
    > Destination will be on the right. Greenside Recreational – Des Moines Dispensary: 23407 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

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