Sightseeing in Yakima

Winery Tour for Two or Four, or Four-Course Dinner for Two at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

Wenatchee

Winemakers demonstrate how different varietals are crafted as groups sip on wines; four-course meal includes wine-blending session

$50 $25

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Visit for Two Adults or a Family of Four to Maryhill Museum of Art (Up to 50% Off)

Maryhill Museum of Art

Dallesport-Klickitat

More than 80 works by Auguste Rodin join Native American artifacts and art from Queen Marie of Romania in a hilltop mansion

$18 $9

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Tour, Wine Tasting, Flight, and Cheese Plate for Two, Four, or Six at Phelps Creek Vineyards (Up to 66% Off)

Phelps Creek Vineyards

Hood River

During two-hour visits, wine specialists shepherd groups through a 30-acre vineyard and treat them to barrel tasting and a cheese plate

$160 $75

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Membership or Visit to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Dalles

Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the heritage and native wildlife of the Columbia Gorge and its surroundings

$35 $17

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Winery Tour, Barrel Tasting, and Blending Lesson for Two with Take-Home Bottles at Wind River Cellars (Up to 56% Off)

Wind River Cellars

Husum

Visitors enjoy views of Mt. Hood as they take a guided tour of the vineyard, sample 12 wines, and blend their own bottle to take home

$110 $49

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$31 for a Santa Express Train Ride for Two from Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum (Up to $62 Value)

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

Elbe

Chat with Santa and sip hot cocoa on a holiday-themed train ride that weaves through timbered foothills and alongside mountain streams

$62 $31

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$69 for a Zoo Outing for Two, Including a Lemur Encounter at Cougar Mountain Zoo ($205 Value)

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Montreux

After exploring cougar, macaw, and reindeer habitats, get up close and personal with ruffed lemurs of Madagascar for 15 minutes

$205 $69

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Samuel Hill was undoubtedly a visionary in his own right, but having friends in high places didn't hurt him any. In 1907 he purchased 5,300 acres along the Columbia River to establish a Quaker farming community and found the Maryhill Land Company, named after his daughter. Seven years later he set to work building a mansion on the hill overlooking the river. But then his company folded and the mansion was without purpose. Enter friend number one: Parisian dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. She advised him to transform the cavernous building into an art museum. Throughout the next several years, he filled its halls with pieces from around the world, supplemented by works from Loïe's artist friends—including Auguste Rodin. And to further demonstrate his web of camaraderie, another friend of Hill's, Queen Marie of Romania, contributed Orthodox art and icons from her homeland. In 1926, the Queen dedicated the mansion as the Maryhill Museum of Art to a crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers.

And yet the museum wasn't finished. When Hill died in 1931, the museum's board of trustees stepped in to helm the completion of the project. On May 13, 1940, on what would've been Hill's 83rd birthday, they opened the museum to the public. In the years immediately following, Hill collaborator and arts patron Alma de Bretteville Spreckels fortified the museum's already-impressive collection with works of art loaned and gifted from her own home.

Today Maryhill overlooks the same vista, plus a sculpture garden, displaying its diverse collection of art from around the world. In addition to 80 original pieces by Rodin, including The Thinker, paintings by other European and American artists, and the Théâtre de la Mode French fashion exhibition, the museum's halls display Native American works from prehistoric times to the modern age. It also caters to younger minds with an activity room filled with games and child-friendly activity guides that make art accessible to kids so that parents don't have to carve Starry Night into their grilled cheese sandwiches.

35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale,
WA
US

Situated on a 54-acre plot of land near the Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum chronicles thousands of years of the area?s natural and cultural history. The 48,200-square-foot facility?which received an American Institute of Architects Honor Award?features interactive and multimedia exhibits that let guests study everything from the volcanic activity and floods that created the gorge to its wildlife. Guests can stand in the shadow of a life-size, 13-foot mammoth in the Ice Age exhibit or hide from its intimidating tusks under a canvas tent modeled after the one used by Lewis and Clark.

As the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, the center celebrates the area?s indigenous flora and fauna while working to preserve them. Five acres of indigenous plants host turtles, ducks, geese, songbirds, and other native wildlife, on which guests spy as they stroll through the nature walk. At the raptor exhibit, visitors can come face-to-beak with various birds of prey, including a bald eagle, a great horned owl, and a red-tailed hawk. The Discovery Center and Museum hosts frequent educational programs and tour groups that detail ways to protect the area?s biodiversity without having to marry a tree.

5000 Discovery Dr
The Dalles,
OR
US

The North Bend Depot and the Snoqualmie Depot seem to exist outside of time. To the unmistakable tune of a steam whistle, historic locomotives run passengers along the five-mile line between these stations. It's a treat for modern audiences that the Northwest Railway Museum helps preserve, in addition to the other train-based exhibits and activities it hosts.

  • Size: Four locations: The 1890 Snoqualmie Depot, the North Bend Depot, the Centennial Trail Exhibit, and the Railway History Center
  • Eye Catcher: The old locomotives on display outside the Snoqualmie Depot
  • Permanent Mainstay: Train rides that take visitors back in time, with authentic locomotives and antique passenger cars
  • Visiting Attraction: Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival, in which a steam locomotive will pull the train, or Day Out With Thomas, in which kids can ride cars pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Hands-On Activity: Purchase train tickets from an original 1890 ticket window located inside the Snoqualmie Depot
  • Don't Miss: Clothing styles of an earlier era in the station master?s office, hands-on activities and exhibits about hop farming in the Snoqualmie Valley in the freight room, and train car rides to explore the depot
  • Pro Tip: Pick up a free history scavenger hunt activity for school-age children
  • Special Programs: Over 3,000 volumes of railroad history are available to researchers in addition to a Conservation and Restoration Center that's open to the public once a month
38625 SE King St
Snoqualmie,
WA
US

As strange as it may sound, at Cougar Mountain Zoo, you just might be greeted by a big cat purring. Cougars are among the largest cats capable of true purring, and Cougar Mountain Zoo boasts a distinct subspecies of these overgrown felines, which prowl all over the zoo's award-winning World of Cougars exhibit.

Next to the mountain lions dwell their distant cousins, Bengal tigers, who sprawl out on the green grass or press their noses up to a thick wall of glass separating visitors from the wild animals. Other residents of the zoo include a barrel of endangered lemurs from Madagascar, a crowd of fluffy alpacas, and the country's largest herd of reindeer, who star in the annual Reindeer Festival and deliver presents to all the other animals.

The zoo also boasts a collection of bronze animal statues, a library of wildlife tracks, and a museum that explores not only the world of wildlife, but also the threats they face from human incursion.

19525 SE 54th St
Issaquah,
WA
US

When it was founded in 1987, Frame Central was a social hub for artists, and was even curiously named for facial hair. However, Beard Outlet has since morphed into a seven-location franchise, dedicated to simplifying the framing process. The shops’ onsite stock of matboard, frame moulding, and other key supplies ensures speedy DIY framing projects—which visitors can complete in an hour—and single-day professional framing. An array of pre-framed mirrors and artwork allows shoppers to enhance their blank walls without taping a napping friend to them. Shoppers can also stock up on framing supplies such as case glass and hanging hardware.

755 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah,
WA
US

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum celebrates the thrill and wonder of hydroplane racing, and its the only museum of its kind in the United States. Along with historical books, race programs, trophies, and photos from the last century, its collection of hydroplanes from the past 70 years tells the story of the watery sport. The staff has brought seven famous Gold Cup and Harmsworth winners back to their fully operational states, and will even take members out on the water in one of their historical vessels for a Ride of a Lifetime.

Offering a glimpse back in time, they boast than 200 hours of racing footage dating back to the 1940s and share stories of legendary drivers including Mira Slovak and "Wild" Bill Cantrell, who was famous for solving crimes with the help of his artificially intelligent hydroplane.

However, the museum isn't just about the past. A lineup of regular events invites folks to show off their powerboats and hot rods to fellow enthusiasts, and races bring the excitement of the sport to the present day as boats cut through the waves vying for titles.

5917 S 196th St
Kent,
WA
US