Arlington, Washington: Walk-Thru Stump, Former Drive-Thru

The Giant Cedar Stump was tunneled through in 1916, moved to the shoulder of Hwy 99 as a drive-thru photo-op in 1939, then moved to its current spot, an Interstate rest area, in 1971, where it survives as a walk-thru attraction.

Address:
Interstate 5 N., Arlington, WA
Directions:
I-5 northbound rest area at milepost 207. Follow the signs for car parking. You'll see the stump on the left, next to the first parking spot on the left.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Walk-Thru Stump, Former Drive-Thru

Totally worth a stop if you're on I-5. Quick and painless....

[natania, 12/31/2017]

A graceful semi-retirement for a roadside drive-thru tree attraction. The red cedar tree succumbed to a fire in 1893, and in 1916 it was trimmed to giant stump height and the automobile tunnel was carved through. In 1939 it was positioned for tourist appreciation alongside Highway 99. It has been at the Smokey Point Rest Area since 1971.


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