From Snohomish County to the Snoqualmie Valley, here’s a look at some of the casinos’ unique neighbors.

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Whether you are overnighting at one of the region’s casino resort hotels, or simply visiting for a day of fun and games, you can make the most of your stay by also making a stop at a nearby attraction.

From Snohomish County to the Snoqualmie Valley, here’s a look at some of the casinos’ unique neighbors.

Tulalip’s history

Just down the road from Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Tulalip is the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve. The center’s mission is to restore, protect and enhance the history, traditional cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes.

The 50-acre site includes a 23,000-squarefoot cultural center featuring exhibits, classrooms, a longhouse, a research library and a gift shop.

Through June 11, the Hibulb Cultural Center hosts the Project 562 exhibition, featuring portraits of people representing the 562 tribal nations in the U.S. Nearby, guests at Tulalip Resort Casino can take advantage of bargain prices on upscale apparel, jewelry, sporting goods and more at Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip.

One of the top outdoor shopping destinations in the area, the mall’s retailers include Adidas, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, J.Crew Factory, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfi ger and Joe’s Jeans.

Those visiting Snoqualmie Casino will find themselves just minutes away from one of the area’s most popular scenic attractions: Snoqualmie Falls. The 270-foot waterfall — along with a 2-acre park and observation decks — attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year.

The parking and viewing areas are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

The fast and the furry

Beauty of another sort can be found near Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn. At Emerald Downs, grace and power is on display as horse-racing enthusiasts cheer on the ponies.

Every Saturday in July and August, start your day with Breakfast at the Wire. For $6, you’ll receive a full breakfast at the track-level Wire Club eatery, where you can also witness firsthand the behind-the-scenes morning activities that precede a day of racing. You may even meet a jockey, trainer or other track official.

If you prefer your animal encounters to be more up-close and personal, a trip to Arlington may be to your liking. During your stay at Angel of the Winds casino and hotel, make time to hop on over to the Outback Kangaroo Farm.

Experience a bit of Australia in Arlington with guided exotic-animal tours, during which visitors can interact with kangaroos, alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos and more. Tours are available Wednesdays-Sundays through October.