Our jaws just dropped as soon as we entered. Just stunning. We went on a Sunday, free parking, beautiful flower garden, incredible art, marble, chandeliers. The only negative was that you can only go in the chambers if you’re with a group.See more..
4.5Stonehenge Memorial(337 reviews) - Very cool! Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
Three miles east of Maryhill Museum of Art, just off HWY 14 and near the original Maryhill town site, stands a full-scale replica of England's Stonehenge built by museum founder Sam Hill. Stonehenge Memorial was built as the nation’s first WWI memorial. It was dedicated in 1918 to the servicemen of Klickitat County, Washington, who died in the service of their country during the Great War; it was completed in 1929 and re-dedicated on Memorial Day of that year, when 14 local service men were honored by having their names placed on the pillars of the Memorial. Samuel Hill’s crypt is located a short walk southwest of Stonehenge on a bluff overlooking the river. The site is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. Admission is free.See more..
Well wish this had been a little better tribute to Keith, but it is nice enough for a quick stop in to check it out. This is on a dead end residential street, so no big RVs. Very creepy looking guy laying underneath the bridge made the wife uncomfortable so we turned around to look at other things, muddy & slimy anyway. Go ahead you know you want to see this, just don’t expect muchSee more..
9/11 Memorial is a 30 foot 6,000 pound steel column recovered from the World Trade Center Twin Towers.See more..
4.5Wild Horse Monument(59 reviews) - Bucket list check off Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
This is a Great hike and a tremendous view at the top. It's steep and unstable rocks, good shoes are important. The horses are BEAUTIFUL!!!See more..
4.0Monarch Sculpture Park(55 reviews) - A dream experience Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks • Monuments & Statues
Monarch Sculpture Park is a contemporary outdoor sculpture park and center for the arts. The grounds are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Located in the heart of the Thurston County prairie lands just a few miles south of Olympia, near Tenino, Washington, the park is designated as a primitive park with walk in, bike in, access from the Chehalis Western Trail. The park will continue its legacy of fine art and sculpture in nature. Monarch is a part of the Thurston County Bountiful Byways project. Its neighbors include the internationally renowned Wolf Haven and the new Great Wolf Lodge. Pets are welcome but must be leashed at and cleaned up after.See more..
I cannot say enough in favor of this memorial. I am very passionate about remembering what happened on 9/11, so I was excited to find a memorial not far from me. It surpasses memorials of cities much larger than Cashmere! The life-size figurines which are positioned such that you can stand hand-in-hand with them bring a personal touch to the viewer. There are several plaques commemorating each airplane lost. I appreciate the presence of a part of the Pentagon and a piece of steel from one of the Towers. There is even a survivor tree. I just visited for the second time to find that there have been new additions since the last time I saw the memorial. Now there are four memorials inscribed with the names of every victim; one for the Pennsylvania crash, one for the Pentagon, and one for each of the Trade Towers. Altogether, visiting this site is a moving, deeply meaningful experience.See more..
4.0Monument Park(19 reviews) - What a Unique Situation! Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
I can see it, I can photograph it; I just can't walk on it! This is a great example of the longest undefended border in the world. Indeed, from the Canadian side, one might almost say "undefined" border. Please have a look at my photos. The one with traffic barrier has the person on the right in the USA, the other two in Canada. In the photo with the obelisk, the people on the right are in Canada, the people on the left are in the USA. How do I know where the border is? Note the vertical line on the monument, which is Survey Monument Number One. To me, simply a one-of-a kind situation.See more..
This is a neat pit stop on any San Juan trip. It’s a very easy hike and such a cool memorial. Definitely recommend checking out. Just search “mausoleum parking” in maps when trying to find it, other wise the listed address takes you to a private residential area.See more..
We were traveling to the WA coast stopped at the Mt Saint Helens KOA RV park. This was close enough to let us do a 45 min drive to she the wonderful views & hike. Website doesn’t show all the trails that are available to you & which ones are dog friendly. Look at “All Trails” for a better look at what would be best for you. We did the Blast Zone Trail. First part is easy, but the turn off to BZ isn’t easy to locate. It is worth it for views look at pics. 8+ miles if you do it all but you don’t have to. Take water & food, because nothing is available. Visitor center is closed. Careful driving in in early morning because bridges were icy.See more..
The Grand Army of the Republic, G.A.R., was the veterans group for Union soldiers of the United States of America. If you are a history buff, this is your place. Graves date back to the early 1880's which is amazing for Western Washington. There are hundred of Civil War veterans buried here and it appears that Confederate soldiers were also accepted starting in the early 1900's as animosity faded. There is also a wonderful granite monument erected in time for Memorial Day (Decoration Day) 1914 which stands as a dramatic center piece to this historic place. The cemetery was established by the Morton, WA Post #10 of the GAR and is currently operated by Post 96 of the American Legion.See more..
3.5Will Roger-Wiley Post Memorial(3 reviews) - Cool place to hang out and watch the jets come and go. Thursday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Monuments & Statues You are also right where the floatplanes launch from. Interesting the crew and passengers just walk across the tarmac to the building. See more..
4.0Big Catch Plaza(2 reviews) - Smaller but nice city junction plaza Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
"Big Catch Plaza" is a small and somewhat scenic city plaza with a nice statue and park benches for reading and sitting. Near many shops and restaurants including coffee shops and cafes and sit down places along with fast food it is good for a rest break from your day. It is located on a busy junction and along the bus line and has some colorful nice gardening and city landscaping around it. The statue is based upon a story of a beautiful maiden who was turned into a fish. After a kiss from the fisherman, she turns back into a maiden again and the statue was controversial when first commissioned.See more..
5.0Chief Joseph Rest Area(1 review) - Piece of Important Native American History!! Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
This place must be visited if you have any interest in the 19th Century history of the settlement and development of the American West. The legacy left by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce is very important. Here was a man who did not believe in violence yet was involved in the most successful conflict with American military in the late 19th Century. This site gives you some of that history and the shameful and disgraceful way he and his tribe were treated by the American authorities. Memorable visit of someone I would consider to be real "Good Guy".See more..
This topiary statue of Sasquatch is well worth looking out for as you make the loop around the lake. I had seen photos of it on line, but it was hard to find people to let me know where to find it, and we wasted some time trying to spy it. It is near mailbox 997, on the forest side of the road. If you are coming from Lake Quinault Lodge and you hit Merriman Falls, you have gone too far. If you see it at dusk/evening, we were told Mossquatch's eyes light up, but we didn't want to be on that road after dark.See more..
3.0Clarendon War Memorial(1 review) - Tiny memorial honors Arlington's war vets Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Monuments & Statues
I was walking around Clarendon when I spotted this small old stone memorial and stopped to look it over. It has small plaques from various conflicts with names of service members from Arlington County. It's on the south end of Clarendon Central Park and almost looks like just a part of the park. It's rather small, but that's okay. What's also nice is the north side of Wilson where a bunch of historical photos from the area are hung up behind glass windows to display local spots from the past. While a small spot, it's interesting. I wouldn't go out of my way unless I'm a huge local-history fan, but if you're heading into or out of inner Arlington for a sight-seeing trip, it might be worth a quick stop. Plus, there are TONS of great restaurants in the area. Go for lunch, stop for some history.See more..