Most reviewed Points of Interest & Landmarks in Washington
4.5Space Needle(19.5k reviews) - Fabulous evening, cant beat the view! Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, this iconic landmark and observation tower was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Perch on the glass benches known as “Skyrisers” and gaze out of floor-to-ceiling windows, snap a selfie at the outdoor deck, or head upstairs to The Loupe, an indoor lounge featuring the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. Here, you’ll be greeted with 360-degree views of the downtown Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, Elliot Bay, and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. For a smooth-sailing experience, it’s best to pre-purchase a timed ticket. Space Needle is also a part of CityPASS. – TripadvisorSee more..
4.5Hiram M. Chittenden Locks(3.236 reviews) - Fun and Free Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Piers & Boardwalks
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (locally known as the Ballard Locks) is a waterway system that connects the saltwater of the Puget Sound to the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which sits about 20 feet above sea level. Boats enter the locks, the gates close and the water rises or falls to the level of the destination waterway. Watching boats pass through the locks, exploring the 7 acres of botanical gardens and looking for fish on the fish ladder is fun and free entertainment that draws locals and tourists alike.See more..
5.0Hurricane Ridge(1.851 reviews) - Spectacular Views Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails • Scenic Drives
At an elevation of 4,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge is one of the most easily accessible and scenic areas in Olympic National Park. Get a free map from the rangers at the National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, before making the scenic 18-mile drive up Hurricane Ridge Road. Here, you can spot Mount Olympus from the viewing patio next to the carpark, and embark on multiple trails like the Hurricane Hill Trail which has amazing views of the ridge. There’s snow up here until early fall, so travelers can have the chance to go tubing, snowboarding, or skiing, even in summer. You can join a guided tour of Olympic National Park to make sure you don't miss any of the best sights. – TripadvisorSee more..
4.5Seattle Center(1.526 reviews) - Beautiful park with something for everyone Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens • Fountains
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place, centered around the International Fountain, in the core of our region and the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.See more..
4.5Chihuly Bridge of Glass(625 reviews) - Chihuly Colorful Creations - A Bridge of Glass Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ok I'm a HUGE fan of Dale Chihuly's work! Even though it was a very cool and drizzly day, off we went from Seattle to Tacoma to visit A Bridge of Glass. Tacoma is Chihuly's home town, and a Bridge of Glass did not disappoint. It is his art installation across the pedestrian bridge that spans I-705, and connects the Thea Foss Waterway and the Museum of Glass. There are 3 different areas that make up A Bridge of Glass created by Chihuly to change our perception of the space and environment. These include 1) the Seaform Pavillion - a complete glass ceiling of his spectacular and colorful works of art, 2) the Crystal Towers (the center of the Bridge) that are huge and I can only image what they would look like on a sunny day, and 3) the Venetian Wall with a stunning amount individual pieces. Breathtaking works of art free for all to enjoy, and ends with a stunning view of the harbor. If you love stunningly beautiful works of art, don't miss this one.See more..
4.5English Camp(456 reviews) - Worth checking out Points of Interest & Landmarks
My husband and I dropped by the English Camp not knowing what we would find. First we took a wonderful hike up the historic Young Hill which provided beautiful views of San Juan Island and the waters surrounding it. Then we walked the grounds of the camp and eventually made our way into the visitors center where one of the park historians sang a song he had created to explain the Pig War. He showed us pictures of the maple tree that stands majestically in the center of the camp - it is currently 300 years old and was a mere 100 years old when the camp was built. Needless to say, we really enjoyed our visit.See more..
4.5Front Street Park(397 reviews) - Relaxing spot Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
This urban park hosts lots of outdoor activities year round.See more..
Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are in Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center staffed by Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) volunteers and all donations support the Center and other FOLKS programs & projects in Lime Kiln Point State Park. There is also a small gift shop in the Interpretive Center.See more..
We were looking for a gift for a friend for a very special birthday. While traveling on Orcas, we decided to stop here. Getting there is part of the adventure, as you have to drive down a remote drive through the woods. The location is stunning. There is a gorgeous garden, a treehouse, and swings. Pottery is displayed in locations all around the property. The pottery is absolutely gorgeous, and we had a hard time choosing a gift because we liked everything. Know that this place is a bit pricey, but you are paying for quality. The staff were lovely. This place is well worth the stop.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..
The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is located in beautiful downtown Spokane, WA, in the heart of the Lilac City's entertainment district. The Theater opened in 1931, as a 2300-seat movie theate. The recently renovated Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, which seats approximately 1600 today, has promoted the arts, enthralling and entertaining old and young across the decades. Today, the theater exemplifies Spokane's rich and vibrant performing arts scene, housing the Spokane Symphony, as well as acclaimed entertainers, dance troupes, musical acts, and theater talents.See more..
This was fascinating and well done. You have to go online and make a reservation a couple of weeks in advance. Fortunately there were some cancellations and we got in on short notice. My 10-year old learned a lot about the history of this place and that time period as did I.See more..
4.5American Camp(186 reviews) - Beautiful scenery Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Battlefields • Military Bases & Facilities
Not much to see compared to the English Camp. This camp only has 2 buildings and a laundress quarters, none of which you can enter. There is a new visitor center but it was closed on the day we visited (Tues). The best part was the views of the water as you walk along the many trails. Beautiful, breathtaking scenery. We saw two bald eagles perched on some rocks. See more..
4.0Steam Plant Square(160 reviews) - My favorite place in Spokane Thursday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Shopping Malls
The Steam Plant Square is a great place to come while in Spokane, not only is there a great resaurant there is a cool art gallery in the front building. The lady at the desk in the gallery knows tons of things about Spokane and the art is fabulous. Not only that I could not believe I could find so much in just one place. I found something for every one of my friends for Christmas at all the places she sent me, and she sent me to the Steam Plant for lunch, the Davenport for Coffee, and told me all about the Fox Theater and all the statues and art around Spokane. She recomended we go see Manito Park and Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside state park, plus she knew all about the Steam Plant. Great Experience.See more..
4.5Union Station(148 reviews) - Wonderful Chiuly Art Points of Interest & Landmarks
This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.See more..
4.5Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center(134 reviews) - Wild Horse will blow you away! Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Visitor Centers • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Open April through October 9am-5pm Daily Wind Turbine Tours at 10am and 2pm, or by appointment. Conference room available for community use (48 max) Annual Events: Wildflower and Wind Power Walk; Run Like the Wind: 5k, 10k, and 10mi races. Take in the 360 degree ridgetop views of the Cascade volcanoes, Kittitas Valley, and Columbia Basin while learning about renewable energy.See more..
One of three Native American reservations located on the Olympic Coast.See more..
4.5Fort Ebey State Park(108 reviews) - Great Park! Thursday: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
I had been here before camping many years ago from Arizona. My friend and I went there as he had never been. Was a lovely sunny day so we walked around the old gun turrets, bunkers etc. Worth seeing if you have never been?See more..
Great campus, great faculty, great staff, great students. So pleased with how my daughter has found a home away from home here.See more..
4.5Admiralty Head Lighthouse(84 reviews) - Nicely Restored Lighthouse Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lighthouses
This lighthouse was recently restored and is well worth visiting. This time of year it is only open on the weekends. There are several volunteers available to tell you about the lighthouse and a museum on the ground floor of the keepers house. Also a nice gift shop on site. It's nice to be able to climb to the top and take in the views of Fort Casey and the Straight of Juan de Fuca. Nice to find a lighthouse so well cared for.See more..
4.5St. John's Cathedral(79 reviews) - Gothic Architecture at it's Best! Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
This beautiful Gothic church is located just a few minutes from downtown. It's worth a walk around the grounds just to marvel at the architecture. The church is open for service but if you would like a tour of the church you must call for an appointment. Website for more info is: stjohns-cathedral.orgSee more..
4.0Dick and Jane's Spot(69 reviews) - Such a fun dose of art in an urban setting. Points of Interest & Landmarks
What a delightful surprise! Tucked in a neighborhood just off Main Street is a delightful art oasis. Loved it. Walked around it several times and saw new things each time. It was fun and happy! Good balance between sculptural displays and gardens. I forgot I was in a city for a moment and was transported to a whimsical and enchanting place. Definitely would revisit next time I come back to town.See more..
We arrived as a small group from a retirement community in Yakima. As the Dome requires a phone call prior to arrival so it is open, I did just that. The result was a prompt response from the Zillah Chamber of Commerce. We were greeted by two members of the Chamber and the Zillah Mayor! They had also organized a local veteran to greet us at the Veterans Memorial next door. Both historical sites are well maintained, complete with a tourist bureau of sorts inside the Dome. Bathrooms are available and always open. We left more than satisfied with the visit half way to our ultimate destination of Prosser.I am happy to have gleaned the Tea Pot coffee mug momento. Impressed to say the least. Thank you Zillah! TheresaSee more..
This looks like it was taken out of a painting. There are an array of boats for fishing. The town it is in is small and when we were there it was slow and almost like a ghost town. The weather was poor and this may have contributed. It is beautiful to stop. See more..
Loved this place! Such talent, and available for the public to view these great iron pieces of recycled iron made into art. We truly enjoyed the walk through the garden and premises. Donations accepted.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..
4.5Fairhaven Stones Throw Brewery(53 reviews) - Cozy place for drinks Thursday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Lookouts
One of the most cozy and beachy feeling breweries in town. Great live music and atmosphere both indoors and out. Firepits and foodtrucks too. See more..
4.5Ediz Hook Reserve(50 reviews) - A Great Place to drive for Sundown Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
You go past the paper mill and to the gate of the coast guard station and pull off on the right or left of the road. On one side you see the sun go down and on the other you see the town of Port Angeles. A beautiful way to end the day.See more..
A large nicely laid out memorial to the workers of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. A major focus of the park are the large rock formations, sculpted by Will Robinson. At the upper end of the memorial on the corner of Burwell and Pacific there is the dedication plaque affixed to a large stone with the date May 16, 2009. Located in this upper area is the center piece statue of rivet worker Esther Bielmeier based entirely upon a photograph from 1919. Throughout the plaza are tables and chairs and steps on which to sit. A very nicely done plaza. But like Harborside Fountains this fountain was dry and not operating.See more..
4.5Toppenish Murals(47 reviews) - Many well done murals to see and ponder Points of Interest & Landmarks
Toppenish has many murals located in town and some are newer and brighter whereas others are older and more faded but all are very nice and interesting to look at from both a historical sense and as well an artistic sense. Most deal with the town and its past and its history and indians and frontier days, local historical figures, the fruit growing industry of the area and so on.But all are interesting or worth viewing. Something that I found interesting is that there are no public tax dollars used to place any murals up in the town. They are all done through private donations and private citizens support.See more..
Some idiot recently vandalized the bike in tree. August 2014. They cut off the front wheel and handlebars. It's still cool to see but, unfortunately the splayed skins of the vandals responsible are not yet on display. If I had my way the next new Vashon attraction would be the bleached carcasses of the culprits.See more..
This was one of the most magical places we've ever been. We are labyrinth enthusiasts and this is the most serene, intentional, beautiful labyrinth we have ever walked. There are also hidden treasures along the paths (we wont ruin it for you so its a delightful surprise!). Could have spent all day in this wonderfully peaceful place. Also-there is the sweetest dahlia stand on the road where you can procure some dahlia friends for your adventures. Could not have been happier with this experience. I will be back again one day. Enjoy!See more..
4.5Crosby House(34 reviews) - What a surprise! Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
I stopped in here with my parents during graduation weekend. It was really neat to see all the memorabilia displayed and presented so accessibly. It was very engaging for someone like me who didn't know more than that Bing Crosby was the reason for the Crosby Building on campus. It's not a large space but it is packed with very interesting information. Well worth the stop and highly recommended!See more..
4.5Ashford Creek Pottery(32 reviews) - Gallery, museum, bookstore…there is something here for everyone! Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
This is a fantastic gallery featuring local art. I live near Rainier and buy art here for myself, but I would recommend this unique gallery to anyone visiting from out-of-state who would like an amazing souvenir of their trip that is classy. The gallery also has a unique book corner with new and used/collectible books where Mt Rainier and mountaineering are featured along with other books of local interest or focused on nature, national parks, etc. Take time to visit upstairs….owner Rick is an avid art collector himself with a strong appreciation for local history…all of which is well documented in the art he shares with the public.See more..
This is a wonderful tribute to our military members. It is a nice area to sit and reflect. The area is modern. I have visited the memorial in DC and this is a first class tribute in a beautiful location. See more..
Lovely grounds for a stroll. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested. We purchased a bottle of honey from the gift shop that was produced by the bees on site. A little sparse in foliage in March, but still enjoyable.See more..
4.0Dalby Water Wheel(23 reviews) - Looks like something out of a fairly tale! Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
This is literally just a pit stop off the main highway so a nice place to stretch your legs. Only about 5 minutes from the Alderbrook Resort and I think that children would especially enjoy this.See more..
5.0Pacific County Courthouse(21 reviews) - Pacific County Courthouse - Absolutely gorgeous! Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Pacific County Courthouse, built in 1910, is an amazing building. The exterior is very nice, but the interior is fantastic! Besides the winding staircases between rotundas the 26 foot diameter stained glass dome along with the stained glass in the courtroom is a sight to behold. All this beauty in a town of 1,600 population. If you get anywhere near the SW Washington coast you really should see this facility. You'll be glad you did. When you finish looking at it you can then have some great oysters at South Bend or nearby Raymond, WA. South Bend is situated on the Willapa Bay which is considered the oyster capital of the world. One of every oyster consumed in the USA comes from Willapa Bay. They are fantastic, especially the barbecued ones at one restaurant in town. They are barbecues fresh to your order!See more..
Whether you are coming to or leaving the Mt. Baker Ski Area, the Glacier Ranger Station is your best source for the essentials you'll need to enjoy your wilderness experience all year 'round: -- Current weather information -- Road and trail conditions -- Parking permits -- Back country permits -- Clean public restrooms -- Water fountain from the best source ever It's well worth a stop, just to stretch your legs, sip pure mountain water, see a cross-section of old-growth timber, and listen to the surrounding forest.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..
Figure out how to get here and do it! Absolutely breathtaking views. Don't do unless the roads are dry as this is gravel, rock and dirt all the way to 5300 ft. Made it up in a Chevy Malibu, but if you don't like unimproved road with steep drop offs to one side, this isn't the drive for you. For those who can handle it, your reward is at the end of the road!See more..
Beautiful scenery and fall color was spectacular! You can see the canyon and dams from the train like you can't see from anywhere else.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..
The Edmonds visitors "Log Cabin" run by volunteers is next door to the Historical Museum. It is open M-F till maybe 4 and on Saturday only. It offers lots of information about Edmonds, so visitors should stop by even though it is off the beaten path.See more..
I went to visit a friend and discovered there are these decorative metal sculptures all over town. They were quite interesting and kinda cool to see along the main road and near-by.See more..
4.0Claquato Church(12 reviews) - Oldest Church in Washington Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
The historic Claquato Church is the oldest church building still standing in the state of Washington. This was a Methodist church built in the now unincorporated town of Claquato--once a promising and growing community. The church is located near the historic Claquato Cemetary.See more..
When I travel, one of the highlights to me at least, are the quaint, quirky things one sees along the way. This place is one of them. It is not so much a garden, as a display of collected small garden windmills. There were planters with hollyhocks at the time I was there in October, but this is more a delightful garden type windmill display than a garden itself. The gate was locked, but I was there late in the day, on a Thursday. It would make sense to lock this when no one was around to deter theft or vandalism. If you like the odd places one finds while traveling, this is worth a stop. Next to it is a small park also.See more..