Tulalip’s Native American Cultural Center

By Alison Brownrigg

July 17, 2012

An educational and outdoorsy adventure just 45 minutes outside of Seattle.

This article originally appeared in the August 2012 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Keith Lazell


For a lovely late-summer outing with the kids, make the 45-minute drive north to the brand-new Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, a lovingly assembled museum of local Native American cultures, history and lore in Marysville. Kids can sit in a cedar longhouse, listen to stories told by Tulalip storytellers, gawk at story poles, carvings and arrowheads, and then explore the center’s 50-acre nature preserve, complete with salmon-laden streams, cedar groves and wetlands. Opened last summer, the 23,000-square-foot museum—named for a former local tribal settlement—also offers lectures and classes in tribal crafts.

$10 adult, $6 child, younger than 5 are free. Open Tues.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.‒Sun., noon–5 p.m. Tulalip, 6410 23rd Ave. NE; 360.716.2600; hibulbculturalcenter.org