city in King County, Washington, United States

Federal Way is a city in King County in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. With a population of 96,000 (2016), Federal Way is one of Seattle's largest suburbs. Federal Way is home to the world headquarters of Weyerhaeuser and World Vision.

Get inEdit

Federal Way is less than 10 miles south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It is on Interstate 5 and reaches to Puget Sound.

Get aroundEdit

By public transitEdit

Like the rest of the Seattle Area, Federal Way is served by King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit as well as being the northernmost service area of Pierce Transit. The transportation hub in Federal Way is the Federal Way Transit Center on South 317th St. The FWTC offers routes with service to Sea-Tac Intl. Airport, Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Puyallup, and other surrounding cities.


The City of Federal Way has a huge population of Korean Americans and used to host the annual Hanwoori Korean Festival, which was a huge event sponsored by the City of Federal Way, Washington State, and various business organizations.

  • Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St. Tu-Su 10AM-4PM. An outdoor museum of living art with more than 50 outstanding bonsai trees elegantly displayed in a beautiful woodland setting. Free tours Sunday at 1PM. donation suggested.
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens, 2525 S 336th St, +1 253-838-4646, . Tu-Su 10AM-4PM. Over 10,000 rhododendrons grow in a beautiful woodland setting covering 22 acres. The garden displays over 700 species native to four continents. $8/adult, $5/concession, free for children/military.


Redondo Beach A place to enjoy Puget Sound.


  • The Commons (The Commons at Federal Way), 1928 S Commons, +1 253 275-3303. Mall where the first Cinnabon opened.
  • H-Mart, 31217 Pacific Hwy S, +1 253 528-0500. Large market for Asian groceries and other imported goods.


Federal Way is best known for its Korean cuisine, thanks to the high concentration of Korean Americans living in the city.

Recommended Korean restaurants:

  • Mirak, Shin Sung, Kokkiri

Recommended Japanese restaurants:

  • Akasaka, Koharu, Hanabi

Recommended Thai restaurants:

  • Indochine



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Routes through Federal Way
SeattleKent  N   S  FifePortland
END  W   E  AuburnNorth Bend
SeattleSeaTac  N   S  FifeTacoma via  
SeattleSeaTac  N   S  TacomaEND

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