Colfax, Washington

Art and Art Galleries

Colfax Arts Council. 911 S. East Street, Colfax, WA 99111. Phone: 509-397-3905.

Historic Sites

The Perkins House. 623 N. Perkins, Colfax, WA 99111. Phone: 509-332-5752.

The Perkins House was built by James Perkins, the founder of Colfax, in 1886. A cabin on the grounds built in 1870 is the oldest standing building in Whitman County. The house was the center of Colfax society between 1886 and 1920.

Whitman County Historical Society. PO Box 67, Colfax, WA 99111.

Landmarks and Unique Statues

Codger Pole. Main Street, Colfax, WA.
A 65-foot chainsaw sculpture carved by artist Jonathan LaBenne commemorates a grudge match played in 1988. The sculpture carved from five red cedar logs captures the spirit of a football game replayed fifty years later on the same field, with the same players. Neighbor and football rival, St. John, won the 1938 game and Colfax reclaimed the victory lost half a century earlier. The likenesses of the team members are carved on the poles.

National Landmark

Kamiak Butte County Park. Phone: 509-397-6238.
The peak of Kamiak Butte rises 3,360 feet high featuring views of the Palouse countryside with hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and playground equipment.

Parks and Gardens

Klemgard County Park. Phone: 509-397-6238.

Wawawai County Park. Phone: 509-397-6238.

State Parks

Steptoe Butte State Park. Located 12 miles northeast of Colfax in Whitman, WA 99111. Phone: 360-902-8844.

The Butte stands 3,612 feet high with a panoramic view of the rolling hills below. This park is day use only with picnic tables and restrooms. Interpretive signs detail the natural history, surrounding landscape and how this butte became a state park.

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