Top 10 Things to do in Renton, United States

April 10, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Situated 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Seattle, Washington, Renton straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington, at the mouth of the Cedar River. While long an important salmon fishing area for Native Americans, Renton was first settled by people of European descent in the 1860s, and its early economy was based on coal mining, clay production, and timber export. Today, Renton is best known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes, but it is also home to a growing number of well known manufacturing, technology, and healthcare organizations, including Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division, Paccar, Kaiser Permanente, IKEA, Providence Health & Services, and Wizards of the Coast. As of 2016, the population in Renton is 101,300, up from 90,927 at the 2010 census. Renton currently is the 8th largest city in Washington State, and is the 4th largest in King County. The National Football League's Seattle Seahawks have a training facility in Renton. It is the second-largest facility in the NFL at 200,000 square feet (19,000 m).
Restaurants in Renton

1. Jimi Hendrix Grave Site

350 Monroe Ave NE, Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, WA 98056-4151 +1 425-255-1511
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Jimi Hendrix Grave Site

Reviewed By 425glenh

Memorial is pretty impressive - fitting for a most impressive musician. But what really struck me were the notes, letters, and gifts left by fans from all over the US. Not sure how often the area is cleared/cleaned but during my visit, there were about a half dozen notes/letters, pizza box and beer bottles, and my favorite - a pair of panties. I think Jimi's memorial is more impressive than Bruce Lee's.

2. Angle Lake Park

19408 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188-5307 +1 206-973-4800
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Angle Lake Park

Reviewed By Louise M - Castle Rock, Colorado

My sister lives on Angle Lake, so she walks her dogs here every day. As a visitor, I really enjoyed the view, the relative uncrowdedness, and the quiet. The park is pretty good sized and most dog-walkers are responsible and utilize the provided bags. The expansion trail currently under construction makes me excited to visit next time.

3. iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle

349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188-2913 +1 206-244-4359
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle

Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Seattle. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By HaaayEddieD - Seattle, Washington

Great experience at iFly Seattle. I do have scoliosis but it wasn't a factor with flying. I made sure to stretch ahead of time and remain relaxed. That's the key is to "Relax!" The instructor was not only cute, but also informative and made sure my group had the best experience. I was able to do a lot on my first try. Make sure to hydrate as it is a lot of air and you will get dry mouth.

4. Tahoma National Cemetery

18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042-4868 +1 425-413-9614
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 66 reviews

Tahoma National Cemetery

Reviewed By Frank R

People need to visit to see where our heroes rest. This is a beautiful resting place for our honored dead. They have great ceremonies where the public can participate such as Wreathes Across America where we attempts each year to cover every grave with a Christmas Wreath, or the Veteran's Day Ceremony.

5. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

1201 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056-2567 +1 425-430-6600
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Reviewed By Chuang004 - Los Angeles, California

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park comprises 57 acres of land and water at the southeast corner of Lake Washington, next to the Hyatt Regency where we stayed for vacation. The park presents many water-related recreational activities, including Swimming Beach (open in Summer, not when we visited in January though) but also ground/land activities like Playground (for kids, mainly), Picnic Shelters, Tennis Courts, Horseshoe pits, Sand Volleyball Courts, Botanical Walk, Fishing Pier and Paved Walking/Jogging Trails along the shoreline access to the Lake Washington Loop Trail on Lake Washington Boulevard.
It’s enjoyable to just walked around the Park and listening to children’s ear-piercing excitement at the Playground

6. Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle's Restaurant

7300 Fun Center Way, Tukwila, WA 98188-5581 +1 425-228-7300
Excellent
20%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle's Restaurant

Reviewed By 712gurpreetm - Tacoma

Went there for birthday fun and the prices have risen tremendously. Did enjoy the laser tag, mini golf and their new bowling alley- bowling alley was kept in great shape! The arcade games are ok and no one can ever win the big prized unless you spend a lot of money. The experience lagged with the person who ran the bowling alley who when approached, raised his finger up to our face and said wait, I am busy. Still not quite sure what he was busy with seeing how no one else was around. He then later brought our pitcher of water to the only other people in the alley and would come out in the alley with his phone out playing on his phone right behind us. We went to the supervisor to make a complaint of the treatment and how uncomfortable we felt. The general manager came and spoke to us and basically went on for 10 minutes on how the older gentlemen was a great employee and a member of the church and then he let it slip out that he was part owner. I feel as part owner, you should have the work ethic that you want your employees to have and to never raise a finger in the face of a customer. I have been here before and have enjoyed my past experiences, but this last experience left a bad taste in my mouth.

7. Kent Station

417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032-4502 +1 253-856-2301
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Kent Station

Reviewed By Bcooking - Kent, Washington

Kent Station is the best place to take 8 hungry young people. Many food choices for the most finicky eaters. Must be at least 10 different restaurants in easy walking distance and with today's weather?, great to be outside in the NW.

8. Alaska Lounge

17801 International Blvd, North Satellite, Gate N-1, SeaTac, WA 98158-1202
Excellent
28%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 88 reviews

Alaska Lounge

Reviewed By DP49 - Edmonds, WA

I had a 6:00 am flight that boarded at 5:20. Unfortunately, the lounge doesn’t open until 5:00 am. If the airline wants you there 1.5 hours prior to departure for domestic flights then the Board Room hours should align with the airline’s flight operations. Fortunately, my gate was just a short walk from the lounge so I was able to spend 15 minutes enjoying the amenities of raisin bread toast and a cup of coffee while doing some short computer work in a comfortable and quiet setting.

9. Acme Bowl

100 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA 98188-2802 +1 206-340-2263
Excellent
32%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Acme Bowl

Urban-industrial, modern, and sleek, ACME Bowling, Billiards, and Events is the new bowling experience. ACME's unique design redefines entertainment by combining bowling, billiards, an arcade, and shuffleboard with a full service restaurant & bar all within a stylish, edgy, and cool non-smoking environment.

Reviewed By Lee V - Seattle, Washington

I was not here to bowl, but for business in a conference room. After concluding my business I went to the bar and ordered an Asian Peanut Salad... it was amazing! Needless to say, I am impressed. What started out as skepticism ended up a very wonderful experience!

10. Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

5917 S 196th St, Kent, WA 98032-2132 +1 206-764-9453
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

A museum chronicling the history of racing in the Pacific Northwest.

Reviewed By George M

It's been an ambition for some time to visit the museum so added in a few days in Seattle on route to Vancouver . It didn't disappoint from the enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers to the hydros all first class . If you have any interest at all in Seattle's history in hydroplane racing you must visit the museum . The work on restoring the hydroplanes is a lo outbox live and it shows . They are rightly proud of their achievements
Thanks for your time and making me welcome it was appreciated
Brian Millin

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