Rural Eatonville is located in farming and logging country in the foothills 25 miles west of Mt. Rainier.
In recent years, Eatonville has attracted a number of artists and craftspeople, and several small galleries dot downtown.
Local events of note include the Fourth of July with all the fun of a small-town festival, and the very popular Eatonville Arts Festival, held in mid-August.
For more information about the town, visit the Eatonville Visitor Information Center (220 Center St., 360/832-4000, www.eatonville.com, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition