Carnation is a bedroom community for the greater Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan areas for those looking for rural life. It is also a destination of sorts as many families, visitors and school groups visit the locally famous Remlinger Farms to purchase produce, u-pick berries, eat at their restaurant, visit the petting zoo, corn mazes, train rides and other attractions.
Carnation has had its name changed several times. It was originally known as "Tolt" for the Indian name "Tolthue" which means "river of swift waters." There are still vestiges of the name Tolt in the city including street names, Tolt Congregational church and historical marker with the name "Tolt."
The city has a land area of 1.1 square miles and is bordered by Duvall, Redmond, and Sammamish to the West and Fall City to the south. HighwaysCarnation is located along SR-203, a 30-mile drive east of Seattle and 15-minutes east of Redmond. SchoolsCarnation is in the Riverview School District and is served by Cedarcrest High School which is located in Duvall.Attractions
- Remlinger Farms - pick your own berries
- Camlann Medieval Faire - living history museum project portraying rural England
- The Boar's Head - Dinner Theater
- Commercial Hotel built in 1913
- Entwistle House built in 1912
- Tolt IOOF/Eagles Hall builty in 1895
- Canation 4th of July Celebration
- Tolt River
- Boeing Mariners Care Athletic Field
- Valley Memorial Park
- Fred Hockert Park
- Nick Loutsis Park