Central & Eastern Washington attractions

Top Choice Museum in Yakima

Yakima Valley Museum

This highly educational and entertaining museum is one of the state's best. It tells the story of the region from a geographic and historical viewpoint, with a strong emphasis on agriculture and the Yakama Native Am…
National Park in Around Leavenworth

Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness is a 614-sq-mile protected area of rough, crenellated mountains, glacier-gouged valleys, and – as the name implies – gorgeous sapphire lakes (more than 700 of them, in fact).
Landmark in Grand Coulee Dam Area

Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center details the history of the dam and surrounding area with movies, photos and interactive exhibits. Free guided tours of the facility run on the hour 10am to 5pm May to September, a…
Observatory in Toppenish

Goldendale Observatory State Park

Goldendale Observatory State Park is a 5-acre educational park with an awesome telescope, located atop a 2,100ft-elevation hill. Check the website for the public viewing schedules when you can check out the cosmos a…
Park in Spokane

Riverfront Park

The site of the 1974 World's Fair and Exposition, this park has numerous highlights, including a 17-point Sculpture Walk and the scenic Spokane Falls. A short gondola ride, the Spokane Falls SkyRide takes you direct…
National Park in Grand Coulee Dam Area

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Dry, sunny weather prevails here, drawing people to camp and play on the lake's southern white-sand beaches. As the lake inches its way north to Canada, the desert cliffs and high coulee walls give way to rolling hi…
Park in Spokane

Riverside State Park

Track the Centennial Trail 3 miles to the west and you'll end up here in 10,000 acres of protected forest and trails where you can run, walk or cycle to your heart's content. Among the park's natural highlights is t…
Lake in Around Leavenworth

Lake Wenatchee

Swimming, boating and fishing entertain summertime visitors to Lake Wenatchee, 23 miles north of the city of Wenatchee (and actually much closer to Leavenworth). You can hike the 4.5-mile trail up Dirtyface Peak, cy…
Historic Site in Walla Walla

Historic Downtown

You don't need to be sloshed on wine to appreciate Walla Walla's historical and cultural heritage. Its Main Street has won countless historical awards, and to bring the settlement to life the local chamber of commer…
Museum in Spokane

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

In a striking state-of-the-art building in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood, this museum has – arguably – one of the finest collections of indigenous artifacts in the Northwest. Leading off a plush glass …