After reading the book, "The Boys in the Boat" I had to see the actual boat in which the University of Washington Crew won the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics. The boat is securely fastened to the ceiling of the crew's dining room, but is totally visible. I now have my own photo collection of the Husky Clipper to go along with the book which I would strongly urge a person to read before visiting the campus and the boat. Tours are available, but advance tickets must be ordered on line. See more..
4.5Gonzaga University(166 reviews) - When Visiting Spokane, Gonzaga University is a Clean & Wonderful School to Walk Around & Enjoy the Views Educational sites
Due to the basketball team being in the national spotlight for the last 20 years, Gonzaga has significantly grown over the years. Many local housing upgrades, new buildings including a new auditorium for music and live production events, and vast improvements to the grounds that connect down to the Spokane River. A great alternative place to watch the July 4th fireworks instead of trying to park downtown. One can stroll, bike, and ride the scooters when they are available.See more..
This large university is one of the country's leading research institutions.See more..
4.5Feiro Marine Life Center(120 reviews) - Great for young kids Thursday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality Museums • Aquariums • Educational sites
The Feiro Marine Life Center is a non-profit organization that runs a Public Aquarium on the Port Angeles City Pier and provides educational programs in the community. All of our seawater comes directly from the Port Angeles harbor. We are considered an "open flow" system. Our animals receive a nutritionally diverse diet appropriate for their species, as well as enrichment opportunities in accordance with professional standards as our facility will allow. We have four full-time staff members and more than 40 volunteers who care for animals and provide learning experiences. For the winter season, our exhibits are open to the public from 12pm-4pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. $6.00 Adults $5.00 Seniors $4.00 Youth ages 3-17 Youth Under 3 are free. Members are always admitted free with your membership card Masks On! Hour is Saturdays from 11am-12pm. Masks are required during this hour.See more..
Stayed at the Inn at Mallard Cove about a mile away, and our host Don recommended we take in the sunrise at the beach here. It was fabulous! Changed in the blink of an eye. Lots of various birds. Enjoyed watching the kayakers and fisherman come and go. Truly a beautiful place to see and hang out as the sun comes up.See more..
We went on the 2 1/2 hour watershed tour and for $10 it was a deal and really great. A must do for Seattlelites. You get to go into the very restricted watershed with a tour guide and our turgid, Julie was great. Lots of information and you get to see areas you just cannot do yourself. See more..
3.5Clark's Dismal Nitch(15 reviews) - Lewis & Clark's nightmare is a 21st Century pleasant rest stop with historical information Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Educational sites
Dismal Nitch was an important part of Lewis & Clark expedition. They had made their way across the country, only to be stuck here for nearly a week waiting out a fierce winter storm. When we visited in May, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and it was hard to envision what they went through two centuries ago. Dismal Nitch is now a very pleasant highway rest stop. Situated right on the Columbia River, it has fantastic views of the river, the ships passing by, and the town of Astoria on the Oregon side. There are several picnic tables, all with river views, and a nice large grassy area. The restrooms were clean and tidy. We enjoyed reading the several informational signs here. They have a lot of information about Lewis & Clark. Take the time to stop, read and learn about those courageous explorers. Wet, cold and miserable, it's no wonder they named this camp "Dismal" Nitch!See more..
4.5Ritzville Carnegie Library(7 reviews) - The crown jewel of Ritzville Historic Walking Areas • Architectural Buildings • Educational sites • Government Buildings
The Ritzville Carnegie Library is a real treat. The building is beautiful with high ceilings and the original picture rails still on the wall. More importantly, the staff are amazing; friendly, courteous, and willing to help however they may. If you are new to town, stop in and introduce yourself. A library card is easily obtained and provides access to a wide array of books, ebooks, databases, movies, local history items, and more. Numerous programs are available for young children, teens, and adults.See more..
5.0Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center(2 reviews) - Of vital interest to those concerned for the future Spent 1-2 hours Hiking Trails • Educational sites This excellent, easily walked interpretive outdoor exhibit tells you in manageable time and space all you need to know to understand the problem of devastating fires in the American West. Even as a resident of the West, I learned some new information that will stop me from making ignorant remarks in the future. The landscape you walk through tells the whole story.See more..