SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention


This museum showcases more than 2000 exhibits relating to the early days of electricity and the golden age of radio. And if you're over 18 and willing to cough up an extra $12, you can climb inside the 'Cage of Doom' and get zapped by bolts of electricity from a Tesla coil during the MegaZapper show. How can you resist?

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Bellingham attractions

1. Whatcom Museum of History & Art


This revamped museum is spread over three buildings: historic Whatcom City Hall (built in 1892), the adjacent Syre Education Center (photo archives, open…

2. Western Gallery

0.99 MILES

The collection in this Western Washington University gallery includes tapestries by Alexander Calder and several paintings by key nature-focused Northwest…

3. Western Washington University

1.11 MILES

Founded in 1893 as a teacher training institute, WWU was redesignated as a university in 1977. The WWU Visitors Information Center can provide details of…

4. Whatcom Falls Park

2.36 MILES

You might feel like you've wandered into the North Cascades when you venture into this enormous wooded park. The wild region bisects Bellingham's eastern…

5. Larrabee State Park

6.84 MILES

This coastal park holds 15 miles of trails that go up to a viewpoint or lead to a rocky stretch of Samish Bay shoreline. There's also a campground.

8. Moran State Park

16.86 MILES

In 1911 Robert Moran donated 7 sq miles of his property to create this park on the eastern saddlebag of Orcas Island. The park is dominated by 2409ft Mt…