Full of old-fashioned friendliness, Sumner embodies all things Americana. Visit Main Street for shopping or stroll through Heritage Park near the historic downtown core. Celebrated as Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World, sample hearty slices of world-famous rhubarb pie in main street cafés and find unique keepsakes in the specialty and antique shops.
The Sumner Historic Walking tour is a great way to get to know the city. The self-guided path through Sumner's nearly 130-year history takes you to by Sumner's historical homes, businesses, markers, and monuments.
With the Daffodil Parade in spring, concerts in the gazebo in summer, scarecrows that come to life in fall and a bridge lighting with caroling and fireworks in winter, Sumner serves up every experience with an enthusiastic helping of old-fashioned fun. A commuter station for the Sounder train makes it easy to get to-and-from Sumner.
Things to do in Sumner
Sumner is the picture prefect small town to visit with your friends and family. Known for it’s parades down Main Street and Rhubarb Pie, a visit to Sumner is sure to find you in a good spirits soaking in the pure vintage Americana. Enjoy antique and upscale resale shopping on Main Street. Visit the Ryan House for a taste of the city’s history and to see the home of its first mayor.
Don’t miss the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse. If you have little ones with you, they will love the model train that cruises along the ceiling throughout the store. Here you’ll also find the Sumner Visitor Center.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its outdoor beauty and Sumner is no exception. Take a stroll along the Sumner Link Trail to explore the valley along the White River.
Places to eat and drink in Sumner
Do not leave Sumner without tasting some rhubarb. The city serves it up in creative ways, most notably Rhubarb Pie. The pie in this Rhubarb Pie Capital is available at the Dixie’s Home Cookin’. But don’t stop with the pie. Grab a rhubarb milkshake at Main Street Dairy Freeze, or some Rhubarb fudge at The Old Cannery.
Sumner's first mayor, George Ryan, bought and restored the house in 1872.