The city of Seattle, Washington is separated into several different neighborhoods. Each with its own charm and things to offer visitors. Magnolia is the second largest of these neighborhoods. It is located in the hilly peninsula of the northwest downtown area. Though it is part of the city, it is separated from Seattle. It is only connected by three bridges. Formally the U.S Fort Lawton, Discovery Park takes up a good portion of the peninsula. The houses in Magnolia are usually situated near the water's edge. When visiting Magnolia you would not want to miss going to W. McGraw Street. It is the districts most popular shopping center. Make sure to make your way to the south end of Magnolia to Magnolia Park that overlooks Puget Sound and get a great view of Mt. Rainer. The park also offers picnic areas and tennis courts. Also, in Magnolia are the marina and Smith Cove. Discovery Park is Seattle's biggest park stretching out to cover 534 miles. It is the home to many of the Northwests birds including eagles and falcons. There are also officer's homes left from the days when the park was a fort. West Point near Discovery Park houses the world famous West Point Lighthouse. It was built in 1881 which makes it the oldest lighthouse in the area. West Point also offers visitors two miles of walking trails along the beach.