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Washington Attractions

Here you will find gathered in one place, the titles we have highlighted on various pages at Go Northwest! To continue browsing through the bookstore, click a place name or topic at left.

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Backroads & Byways of Washington: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend ExcursionsBackroads & Byways of Washington: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions
by Archie Satterfield
June 2010, Paperback, 168 pages
This book is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a native and the best guide for natives delving more deeply into the history and magic of their home state. 50 black-and-white photographs.

Back Roads of Washington: 74 Trips on Washington's Scenic Byways
by Earl Thollander
April 1992, revised edition, Paperback, 200 pages, (guidebook)
A regional classic that guides readers along 74 trips, each enhanced by the author's own illustrations.

Best of Oregon & Washington's Mansions Museums Best of Oregon & Washington's Mansions Museums & More: A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Pacific Northwest's Historical and Cultural Treasures
by Ken McKowen and Dahlynn McKowen
November 2009, Paperback, 366 pages
Each section covers a separate geographic region. Every entry details the highlights of a particular place and includes operating hours, entrance fees, location, and contact details.

Birder's Guide to Washington
by Diann MacRae, Elizabeth A. Mills (Illustrator)
June 1995, Paperback, 336 pages, (field guide)

Birds of the Puget Sound RegionBirds of the Puget Sound Region Coast to Cascades
by Dennis Paulson, Bob Morse, Tom Aversa, Hal Opperman and Christina Dunchese Morse
April 2016
paperback, 28 pages

This is a pocket size guide with descriptions, similar species, habitat, behavior and photographs of birds in western Washington.

Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound
by Chris C. Fisher, Ewa Pluciennik (Illustrator), Gary Ross (Illustrator)
December 1996, Paperback, 160 pages, (field guide)

Bogs, Meadows, Marshes, and Swamps: A Guide to 25 Wetland Sites of Washington State
by Marie Churney, Sue Williams
May 1996, Paperback, 173 pages, (guidebook)

Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works
by Paul Dorpat, Genevieve McCoy
November 1998, Hardcover, 560 pages, (non-fiction)

Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream
by Paul C. Pitzer
December 1994, Paperback, 512 pages, (non-fiction)
Historian Paul Pitzer provides an in depth look at the Grand Coulee Dam in north-central Washington state and the politics and decisions which made the dam what it is today.

Exploring Washington's Past: A Road Guide to History
by Ruth Kirk, Carmela Alexander
January 1996, revised edition, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
This traveler's guide to Washington state, focuses on historical sites, local history, museums, and historic districts.

A Guide to Washington's South Cascades' Volcanic Landscapes
by Marge Mueller, Ted Mueller (Contributor), Ira Spring (Photographer)
October 1995, Mountaineers Books, Paperback, 223 pages, (guidebook)
Found on Go Northwest! pages: South Cascades, Volcanoes

Natural Wonders of Washington: A Guide to Parks, Preserves, and Wild Places
by Archie Satterfield, Dale Swensson (Illustrator)
July 1996, Paperback, 2nd edition, ? pages, (guidebook)

North Cascades Highway: Washington's Popular and Scenic Pass
by Joann Roe
November 1997, Paperback, 192 pages, (guidebook)
Found on Go Northwest! page: Travel Planning - Transportation, Car

The Recreation Guide to Washington National Forests
by Wendy Walker
March 1994, Paperback, 168 pages, (guidebook)
Photos, maps, and campground directories for each of the eight national forests, as well as information on location, history, geology, outdoor activities, and wildlife.

Roadside Geology of Washington
by David D. Alt, Donald W. Hyndman (Contributor)
March 1986, Paperback, 320 pages, (guidebook)

Scenic Driving Washington
by Steve Giordano
August 1997, Paperback, 232 pages, (guidebook)
Twenty-five carefully selected drives offer a sampling of Washington's diverse and breathtaking scenery.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Travel Planning - Car Rentals

Seven Wonders of WashingtonThe Seven Wonders of Washington State: Your guide to exploring the natural wonders of the Evergreen State
by Howard Frisk
June 2015, paperback, 130 pages
This guide is compiled by a local native. Each of the seven iconic natural wonders have a description of what makes it amazing plus useful tidbits of information accompanied with beautiful colored photographs.

A Traveler's History of Washington
by Bill Gulick
September 1996, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
This bible of Washington history shows the way, and informs the curious traveler of historical sites and events along the route.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Travel Planning - Car Rentals

Umbrella Guide to Washington Lighthouses
by Ted Nelson, Sharlene Nelson
September 1998, 2nd revised edition, Paperback, 160 pages, (guidebook)
At some sites, visitors can stay in a century-old keeper's dwelling.

Visitors' Guide to the Ancient Forests of Washington
by Charlie Raines (Editor), Wilderness Society (Editor)
November 1996, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
Provides 37 possibilities for visiting towering trees as well as contact information for getting involved in saving what little old-growth forest is left. Trail descriptions brim with interesting and practical tidbits above and beyond things arboreal.

Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen StateWashington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State
by Harriet Baskas
April 2010, Hardcover, 112 pages
50 essays and more than 100 color photographs comprise this celebration of the Evergreen State's people, places, inventions, and other iconic and unique elements that make up the great state.

Washington State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide
by Marge Mueller, Ted Mueller
June 1999, 2nd edition, Mountaineers Books, Paperback, 240 pages, (guidebook)
Detailed guide to four-season activities and destinations for nearly 200 state recreation areas in Washington.

Washington's Backcountry Access Guide: National Parks, National Forests, Wilderness Areas
by Ken Lans (Editor)
May 1998, Mountaineers Books, Paperback, 96 pages, (guidebook)
General outdoor advice, plus details on seven major regions, including the Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands, the North Cascades and Glacier Peak areas, and Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier.

Washington CuriositiesWashington Curiosities, 3rd Edition: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
by Harriet Baskas
April 2011, Paperback, 352 pages
Discover the unique landmarks, quirky people and odd places that the Evergreen State has to offer.

Weird WashingtonWeird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
by Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio
May 20008, Hardcover, 256 pages
An offbeat journey through Washington's hidden history, macabre mysteries, funky folklore, and strange sights. From Sasquatch to Stonehenge, from ghosts to Goddess Kring, it's a trip you won't soon forget!

Wildflowers of Washington
by C. P. Lyons
May 2000, 2nd edition, Paperback, 96 pages, (guidebook)

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