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Art Guide Northwest
A guide to over 400 galleries, antiques outlets, and museums west of the Cascades in Washington. Includes current events and exhibitions, online samples of artists' work, and maps.
Find a Grave -
This web page lists famous figures buried in Washington, including Chief Seattle, and Jimi Hendrix (musician). Includes cemetery location.
Steve Grimm's site includes a listing for Washington. It focuses on outlaws, fur trappers, native Americans and others.
Trains and Railroads
Tourist railroads, rail museums and rail attractions in Washington.
Hells Canyon is the deepest canyon (7,900 feet) in North America. White water rafters, jet boaters, campers, fishermen, hikers and hunters all enjoy this protected recreation area. Some portions are designated Wilderness, but much is open to motor vehicles. Strategically located overlooks provide breathtaking views. Contact: Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, 2535 Riverside, Clarkston, WA 99403; 208/758-0616.
Washington State Parks
Only about half of the state parks take campsite reservations, the rest are on a first come, first served basis. You can make a reservation up to 11 months in advance, the best time to call being September through April when the phone lines are mostly clear. (A Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission web site.)
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
The Seven Wonders of Washington State: Your guide to exploring the natural wonders of the Evergreen State by Howard Frisk. 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. Order now...
Fodor's Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West, 4th Edition by Fodor's. This guide provides information on 36 national parks in the northwest including an overview of each park, illustrated features, trip planning tools, outdoor recreational activities, recommendations and advice. Order now...
Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State by Harriet Baskas. 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. Order now...
Washington Curiosities, 3rd Edition: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Harriet Baskas. Discover all of the unique landmarks, quirky and offbeat people and odd places that the Evergreen State has to offer along with local humor and a little trivia. Order now...
Washington Off the Beaten Path, 9th Edition (Off the Beaten Path Series) by Chloe Ernst. This book features the unique things to see and do from quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions and unique finds to local dining. Travel off the beaten path for a one of a king experience. Order now...
Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. by Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio. 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! Order now...
1000 Places Washington: 1000 Things to Do, See, and Experience in Washington State for the Intrepid Adventurer by April Borbon. Written by a freelance writer born and raised in Washington, this book shows one thousand things to see and do from museums to tourist attractions to food experiences. Learn some history and find new adventures. Order now...
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