• As the name suggests, Dry Falls no longer carries water, but this remnant of the Glacial Lake Missoula Ice Age Floods was once one of the largest waterfalls known to have existed on earth.

  • The Codger Pole, a 65-foot-tall chainsaw sculpture, commemorates a 1988 high school football rematch -- played fifty years after the first game, by the same participants. Colfax lost to St. John in 1938, but won the rematch.

  • Join us for a 45-60 minute walking tour that explores the 52 kw solar array, wind turbine blade, turbine generator, gearbox, and lets you take a look inside the base of an active wind turbine.

  • Traveling south from the Palouse into Clarkston you'll discover that Hells Canyon does not deserve its diabolical label. For folks who enjoy fly-fishing, boating, relaxing on the beach and wildlife watching, North America's deepest gorge is heavenly.

  • An installation by Maya Lin, designer of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington DC, the "Listening Circle" is located near Clarkston in Chief Timothy State Park. With 29 indigenous Tribes, our names are rich with native culture and history.

Looking for SCENIC ROAD TRIPS, things to do and places to stay in Washington State? Washington is an outdoor recreation paradise packed with places to visit for any interest from beach combing to wine tasting or extreme adventure. With twenty-nine officially designated National and State Scenic Byways—including the nation's only Marine Highway—you'll never want for road trip inspirations. Chuckanut Drive, the San Juan Islands, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula and the rolling hills of the Palouse are all great year-round destinations so make plans now to hit the road!

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Experience Washington State tourism and travel at its finest!


With an enormous variety of activities and attractions that range from cultural to adventurous, it can be difficult deciding exactly what things to do in Washington State. Climb into a cave; peer into a volcano; find a campground near towering waterfalls and pristine back country lakes; explore Washington State attractions; take a road trip on one of many Washington State Scenic Byways. It's all waiting for you when you plan a vacation in Washington State!

Want to learn more about what to do in Washington State? For more information on tourism, Washington State offers a free visitors' guide, Scenic Washington State.