Cle Elum is about an hour and a half drive from Seattle and is a popular destination for camping and other outdoor adventures. Cle Elum is home to over 20 historically registered buildings. More information can be found by stopping in to the Visitors Center. Visitors can enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and visits to the multiple parks that Cle Elum has to offer. Main street was the route to and from Seattle before it was bypassed by I-90. Several restaurants, a great bakery and the legendary Owen's Meats are still on the must do list of travelers in the know.