After the population tripled within a 10-year period from 8,000 to 24,000, Graham is still growing at a very fast pace. This thriving community appreciates its history and commits to maintain the very best aspects of rural living – safe and peaceful neighborhoods, affordability, and an endless supply of natural beauty bathed in the awesomeness of Mt. Rainier.
Graham falls under the Bethel School District, which has 1 high school, 3 middle schools, and 6 elementary schools in or near Graham. There are also numerous academies and private schools, as well as multiple colleges within a close driving distance.
Morse Wildlife Preserve
The Morse Wildlife Preserve was established in 1995 when land was donated to the city of Graham from Lloyd and Maxine Morse. This 238-acre preserve is a collection of green forests, preserved wetlands, and wide prairie ranges. The foundation that cares for the preserve hosts many school programs and community groups every month for fun and educational activities such as bird watching, trail construction, and learning about the different habitats located within the preserve.
Rainier View Winery & Nursery
Located just off one of the 3 main roads in Graham, the Rainier View Winery & Nursery hosts wine-tasting and adult-friendly events. They make their own handcrafted wine that is set at extremely affordable prices, and there are activities and events including live music, girl’s night out specials, and summer concerts! This gorgeous venue is also available to rent for bridal showers, birthday parties, and receptions.
Frontier Park & Lodge
This 71-acre land is covered in vast green fields and turf with plenty of room for activities. There is a rustic lodge filled with local historic fun facts and a 6,000 square foot playground for children of all ages! This beautiful park is also the venue where many events are hosted, including equestrian shows, scouting events, car shows, and the annual Pierce County Fair.
Pierce County Fair
The Pierce County Fair is hosted by a nonprofit organization whose main objective is to bring the entire community of Graham and its surrounding cities together to form a fun and joyful experience each year. Hosted in the Frontier Park every August, the fair has many interesting aspects including art exhibits, science experiments, a petting zoo, fashion shows, horse and pony rides, countless contests, and musical performances!