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Local Attractions

As seen below, the city is in close proximity to many beautiful features, major cities (including the state capital, Olympia) and recreational opportunities. Approximate driving times to just a few of those attractions are:

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord: 1/2 hour
  • Northwest Landing: 1/2 hour
  • Olympia: 1/2 hour
  • Puget Sound Beaches: 1/2 hour
  • Tacoma: 45 minutes
  • Mt. Rainier: 1 hour
  • SeaTac Airport: 1 hour
  • Mt. St. Helens: 1-1/4 hour
  • Seattle: 1-1/2 hours
  • Pacific Ocean: 2 hours
  • Portland, OR: 2 hours
  • Port Angeles: 3 hours
  • Canadian Border: 4 hours

Tourism Info


Within an hour of the Yelm area, you can shop till you drop at Centralia’s outlet stores and antique shops, visit the Pioneer Farm or Northwest Trek Wildlife Refuge near picturesque Eatonville, visit the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, howl with the wolves at Wolf Haven, camp, swim, and picnic at several lake resorts, explore Mt. Rainier and its wilderness area, explore the stores at Capitol Mall in Olympia or Tacoma Mall, take in the wide variety of regional events staged at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, attend shows, exhibitions, sporting events, and more at the Tacoma Dome, and otherwise explore the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Tacoma and Seattle.

Ocean beaches are little more than an hour away, and the Olympia waterfront, at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound, provides many boating and wildlife watching activities, as well as the home of the Olympia Farmer’s Market.


Why Become A Member?

The Yelm Chamber of Commerce prides itself in offering a vast array of benefits its members can take advantage of. Some of these benefits include live links from our website to your business’ website, networking and self-promotion opportunities, advertising opportunities, and a free week advertisement on our electronic readerboard!

    • Free listing on the Chamber website
    • Recognition at monthly forum for new or renewing membership
    • Live link from website to your home page
    • Window cling
    • Ribbon cutting ceremony with photo
    • Special networking events
    • Networking and self-promotions at monthly forum meetings
    • Economic development advocacy
    • Area history and demographic information
    • Visitor information services
    • Advertising opportunities in the annual Member Directory and Community Map Guide
    • Advertising opportunities on our Electronic Reader Board at Yelm Highway & Killion Rd.
    • Display of business cards in Chamber Lobby
    • Direct referrals from Chamber office