Ellensburg attractions

Historic Site in Ellensburg

Downtown Historic District

Beautified by a compact yet charismatic grid of Victorian buildings, central Ellensburg deserves an unhurried morning or afternoon's exploration. Kick off at the friendly chamber of commerce, where you can get infor…
Historic Site in Ellensburg

Olmstead Place State Park Heritage Area

If you head 4.5 miles southeast of Ellensburg off I-90, the historical theme continues with log cabins, pioneer barns and other farm buildings dating from 1875–90. They depict early homestead life in the Kittitas Va…
Historic Site in Ellensburg

Thorp Grist Mill

Another view of frontier agriculture is on display in the small town of Thorp, 8 miles northwest of Ellensburg at what was once a de facto meeting place for local farmers. The mill, now a rural museum, dates from 18…
Museum in Ellensburg

Clymer Museum

Art museum featuring a permanent collection of Ellensburg-born painter John Clymer, as well as changing exhibits of Northwest artists.
Museum in Ellensburg

Kittitas County Historical Museum

Housed in the 1889 Cadwell Building, this museum is known mostly for its petrified-wood and gemstone collections but also boasts a cleverly laid-out history section documenting the backgrounds of Croatian, Arabic an…