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About AuburnOriginally named Slaughter after Lt. William A. Slaughter, who was killed in a Native American skirmish, the town of Auburn acquired its present name in 1893, a salute to the same-named town in New York. In 1912 the Northern Pacific Railroad made Auburn its western freight terminus, prompting many large locomotive shops to open. Major employers today include Boeing and the federal government's General Services Administration.

Emerald Downs, half a mile east of SR 167 on 15th St. N.W. to 2300 Emerald Downs Dr., offers Thoroughbred racing mid-April to late September; free stable tours are given Saturday mornings by appointment. Phone (253) 288-7000 for racetrack information, or (253) 288-7711 for tours.

Note: Policies concerning admittance of children to pari-mutuel betting facilities vary. Phone for information.

Visitor Centers Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce 25 2nd St. N.W. Auburn, WA 98001. Phone:(253)833-0700

ShoppingOutlet Collection Seattle, junction SRs 18 and 167, offers some 100 outlet stores, including Ann Taylor, Burlington, Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy.

Things to Do Flaming Geyser State Park

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center

White River Valley Museum


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Auburn, WA

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Best Western Plus Mountain View Auburn Inn

401 8th St SW. Auburn, WA 98001

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225 6th St SE. Auburn, WA 98002

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507 C St SW. Auburn, WA 98001

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Comfort Inn-Auburn

1 16th St NE. Auburn, WA 98002

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