Downtown Puyallup is the perfect location for dining, shopping and bringing your family and friends to visit. Located in the shadow of beautiful Mt. Rainier, Puyallup was founded in 1877 by Ezra Meeker. The name Puyallup is a Native American word meaning "Land of Generous People". Known for its agricultural roots Puyallup has a rich history that is reflected in the authentic buildings reminiscent of yesteryears.
Downtown Puyallup features outstanding restaurants and brewpubs, retail shopping, the historic Meeker Mansion, and a one-of-a-kind outdoor art gallery. Pioneer Park is home to the well-known Puyallup Farmers' Markets, one of the top markets in Washington State, a summer concert series and a fun spray park for the kids. In June Downtown Puyallup hosts the Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival and the widely popular Lighted Santa Parade. The Washington State Fair, one of the 10th largest fairs in the country, is also located in Puyallup. The Washington State Fair annually sees over 1 million fairgoers and it's famous tagline "Do the Puyallup" is loved by the local community.