Washington Visitor Information

Looking for information about a specific kind of attraction? Explore this page to find what to see in Washington.

Art Galleries

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.

Historic Sites

Find a Grave - Washington
This web page lists famous figures buried in Washington, including Chief Seattle, and Jimi Hendrix (musician). Includes cemetery location.

National Register of Historic Places

Old West Gravesites
Steve Grimm's site includes a listing for Washington. It focuses on outlaws, fur trappers, native Americans and others.

Museums and Exhibits

Trains and Railroads
Tourist railroads, rail museums and rail attractions in Washington.

National Parks

Mount Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier, the highest of the volcanoes in the Washington Cascade Mountains and the centerpiece of Mount Rainier National Park, dominates the skyline around western Washington. There are numerous waterfalls, old growth forests and over 300 miles of trails spread across the park, including one that stitches the circumference of the mountain, more than 92 miles in total.

Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument
The volcano in the Cascade Mountains that erupted on May 18, 1980, and continues to show volcanic activity. There are numerous roads, viewpoints and miles of trails for you to explore by foot, bike or car.

North Cascades National Park
The North Cascades National Park lies in the northernmost region of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, amid wild, forested, nearly impenetrable mountains remarkable because of their numerous glaciers, permanent snowfields, and sheer-walled cliffs, spires, and pinnacles. This park popular with local hikers, backpackers and mountain climbers.

Olympic National Park
Situated at the northwest section of Washington state, Olympic National Park spans nearly one million acres. With more than 500 miles of trails, it offers an almost unlimited potential for backcountry activities, group hikes and nature exploration. Here you will find five diverse landscape settings ranging from beachfront to the spectacular alpine scenery of the Olympic Mountains.

Natural Wonders

Hell's Canyon
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.

State Parks

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.)

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