Things to do & places to visit in Leavenworth, Washington, United States

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Boasting Tudor revival architecture, a Bavarian Village style shopping area, an annual Bavarian Christmas celebration and one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich, Leavenworth offers up a little slice of Germany in the center of its spectacular Pacific Northwest landscape. The town boasts many tours, wine tasting rooms and even a museum of nutcrackers from the ancient to the quirky. Nearby Alpine Lakes Wilderness offers adventures in biking, hiking, skiing and more.

Leavenworth municipality in Washington, United States. Timezone: America/Los_Angeles, current date and time: Saturday, December 09, 2023, 6:16.

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  1. 5.0 Leavenworth Reindeer Farm (513 reviews)
    - Completely amazing and worth the time and money!
    Spent < 1 hour Zoos
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    Bucket list adventure awaits! Surrounded by the herd, our guests will hand feed, interact with and marvel at this protected-species. Gather 'round a crackling campfire and learn about what makes Reindeer one of the most highly accessorized creatures on our planet. Hold shed antlers, climb into Santa's sleigh and enjoy meeting Sven and the rest of the herd. Home of the west coast's largest geodesic projection dome. Northern Lights shows coming Early 2023. See more..
  2. 5.0 Leavenworth Sleigh Rides (293 reviews)
    - A Pre Christmas must do!
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Equestrian Trails
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    Just like the good old days only better. A two horse sleigh, clean crisp winter air, the crunch of fresh snow, open meadows, snow covered trees, and the babbling waters of Beaver Creek, sleigh bells and the carol of your choice. Enjoy a hot spiced cider by the open fire. See more..
  3. 5.0 Leavenworth Summer Theater (175 reviews)
    - Great shows!
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    Great experience seeing the Sound of Music and Music man in Leavenworth. Maria is outstanding in the lead and everyone does a great job. Very friendly staff and great locations. Sky Hill theater is up a hill but they do have a shuttle bus for Sound of Music. Fish Hatchery is flat and shorter walk for Music Man. It will cool down at night so you may want a light covering. Seat cushions available for a dollar and members receive free. Use your phone light to have better vision returning to your car as the lighting is not great. Will be back! See more..
  4. 5.0 Refuge River Ranch (139 reviews)
    - Education & Fun - How often does that happen??
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Farms • Ranches
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    Do you love rescue animals? This is a place where you get to connect with them on an intimate level. Feeding, holding, petting, getting kisses and learning all about them and their stories. Refuge River Ranch is a wonderful place for people to connect with rescue animals without the crowds and have a very educational experience! Combined with unparalleled mountain scenery and only 5 mins from town, there's nothing quite like Refuge River Ranch on earth! Perfect for ages 5 to 95! Come love on our rescues! See more..
  5. 5.0 Icicle Ridge Trail (35 reviews)
    - Not too difficult with an amazing view
    Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
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    Lots of sun and little shade on this east-facing exposure so dress accordingly and go early in the summer months. It took us about 90 minutes to go up and 60 to go down. Glad we went early because by the time we came down the parking lot was full and it was getting too hot. See more..
  6. 5.0 Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room (19 reviews)
    - Trip Advisor Was Right...Don't Miss This Stop!
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    Diana made our visit memorable and helped get my husband's birthday weekend off to a good start! We selected this location based in the 6 EXCELLENT reviews and they were accurate! Glad we added this tasting room to our list. Generous pours, friendly conversation, great location. Thank you Diana. See more..
  7. 4.5 Waterfront Park (581 reviews)
    - Swimming hole
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    This pretty park, full of walking paths and viewing areas, is just a short walk away from downtown Leavenworth. See more..
  8. 4.5 Front Street Park (397 reviews)
    - Relaxing spot
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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    This urban park hosts lots of outdoor activities year round. See more..
  9. 4.5 Icicle Brewing Company (276 reviews)
    - Good beer, fun atmosphere
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Breweries
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    While experiencing downtown Leavenworth, Washington and the outdoor playground of our beautiful mountain valley, visit our tasting room to enjoy Icicle Brewing Company's refreshing brews. Our tasting room overlooks our craft brewery where our Head Brewer, Dean Priebe has masterfully combined the pristine waters of the Icicle River with only the freshest ingredients to craft fresh and flavorful ales and lagers for your enjoyment. Cheers! All ages welcome until 10pm! See more..
  10. 4.5 Icicle Gorge (241 reviews)
    - Excellent hike with great views of the creek
    Geologic Formations
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    My family hiked the Icicle Gorge Loop Trail. There's actually two different trails starting at the trailhead, the river trail and the view trail. We took the river trail which is 4 miles in length and a relatively easy hike. This trail follows along the Icicle Creek which is a wide and fast moving creek. It was a very beautiful hike with lots of great photo opportunities. You walk across several bridges one of which is a single log bridge (pretty cool!). The hiking trail is very well developed and safe for kids and dogs. There is a $5 fee to park your car at the trailhead parking lot, but you can also use a Northwest Pass and a few other passes instead (not the Discovery Pass). See more..
  11. 4.5 Silvara Cellars (128 reviews)
    - A wonderful experience!
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    Handcrafted small-production wines infused with the pioneering spirit of the Pacific Northwest. We source our fruit from some of the finest vineyards in Washington State and utilize traditional winemaking techniques to craft limited bottlings of exquisite wines. The result is a collection of wines with distinct flavor profiles that honor the true depth and diversity of the dynamic places in which they were grown. ​ Our wines can be enjoyed directly and only at our hilltop tasting room just outside of Leavenworth, Washington. See more..
  12. 4.5 Eagle Creek Ranch (102 reviews)
    - Winter Sleigh Ride
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    Highly recommend the winter horse sleigh ride. I booked this trip in September for our family who would be traveling from various states for Christmas. Susan, from Eagle Creek gave me a call the week before stating one of their sleigh drivers had suddenly left due to illness and asked if my reservation was flexible. After explaining to her that our reserved time was set due to our family visiting, Susan worked to make sure our sleigh ride would still happen. The Ranch was truly a Winter Wonderland. Our wonderful sleigh driver, Rylee, along with the beautiful horses made this a day to remember. We are so grateful to Susan and the rest of the Eagle Creek Ranch for making this a memorable Christmas. See more..
  13. 4.5 Blue Spirits Distilling (66 reviews)
    - Great tasting
    Spent < 1 hour Distilleries
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    There appears to be something in the main part of Leavenworth but we went to the bigger place a little way from the crowds (social distancing you know...). They have nice outdoor seating and are being very responsible during the pandemic – requiring masks, contactless ordering etc. We got a flight of 3 ½ oz pours and then decided to get the flight of “cocktails” (1/2 oz versions of whisky sour, Manhattan and old fashioned). Very good so we decided to buy a bottle of Rye (some of the cost of the tasting is applied). See more..
  14. 4.5 Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (55 reviews)
    - Great birding location!
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    My husband and I recently birded here several times looking for a specific bird. Thanks to the staff member who gave us specific directions, we found it. Very nice spot to bird, there is a dedicated birding trail or just take a walk. See more..
  15. 4.5 Lake Wenatchee State Park (49 reviews)
    - Amazing Beauty
    State Parks • Bodies of Water
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    When we went, there was a lot of snow around the lake and on the mountains, making the view exceptional. The only thing I would have liked is a little more kid-friendly sledding and tubing area. The one that is currently offered is too steep and is being used by kids and adults as well and did not feel safe to let my kid sled. See more..
  16. 4.5 Enchantment Park (49 reviews)
    - Best free place to sled when it snows
    Spent 1-2 hours Parks • Hiking Trails • Playgrounds
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    In the winter the baseball fields are closed and the natural bowl becomes a great place for sledding. Extreme sledders will find the upper bowl in front of the Worldmark resort a blast. Those looking for something tamer will find a lower bowl closer to the river. See more..
  17. 4.5 Doghaus Brewery (45 reviews)
    - Great little brewery
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Breweries
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    Leavenworth's smallest tasting room and nano brewery. Brewer owned and dog/kid friendly! We carry 8 brews on tap with a few regulars and a few rotators. More often than not you'll find the brewer's tending the tiny bar. We are a challenge to find in the basement of the old hospital building at the end of 9th Street by the river. Look for our sidewalk signs to guide you during our open hours! See more..
  18. 4.5 Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail) (39 reviews)
    - The fall color is at its best right now
    Hiking Trails
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    Some time ago we loved hiking this trail, however yesterday we walked only half way on the trail, as there was a lot of water and we didn't have the correct footwear. The view from the parking lot to the bridge was spectacular, and we took a lot of photos from both sides of the bridge of the river. There were a few cars on the parking lot; we parked off the highway. See more..
  19. 4.5 Greater Leavenworth Museum (30 reviews)
    - A great historical experience
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality Museums
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    From the Wenatchi First Peoples to the present, we invite you to visit the Greater Leavenworth Museum and learn about our community’s unique history. Engage with our knowledgeable docents to learn more about the influence of the Great Northern Railroad and the Lamb-Davis sawmill in the early 1900s, as well as the devastation when both left town. Learn how a group of locals persevered to find a way to breathe life into the town when the future looked bleak. Located at 735 Front Street - above the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. Offering local-guided walking tours on 2nd and 4th Saturdays from April through October. "Town Walk" 2nd Saturdays / "Mill and Railroad" 4th Saturdays. Partnering with the Bavarian Walking Tours daily May-January See more..
  20. 4.5 Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room (29 reviews)
    - Amazing wine and service!
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wineries & Vineyards
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    The service was top notch and the wine was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. We enjoyed our visit and will be back! See more..
  21. 4.5 Kestrel Vintners Tasting Room and Gift Shop (29 reviews)
    - Great experience in every way, great selection
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    Kestrel Tasting Room has all Kestrel Wines available for purchase, that's 26 different varieties! We offer wine tastings starting from $5 for five wines. Our gift shop includes all kinds of wine related items, perfect for gifts or reminders of your trip to Leavenworth. Come in and see us on your next trip! See more..
  22. 4.5 Eagle Creek Winery (27 reviews)
    - Wonderful wine at a charming vineyard!
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    We had a lovely afternoon at Eagle Creek Vineyards. The wine is Excellent with generous pours for tasting, interesting and informative host/owner Paul and charming area to sit and relax with delicious wine. The Un dei Cinque Cabernet was superb and the Montage and Sauvignon Blanc, delicious. Highly recommend this winery! See more..
  23. 4.5 WooHoo Winery Leavenworth Tasting Room (19 reviews)
    - Had to visit twice on our weekend trip
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wineries & Vineyards
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    We are a boutique family winery handcrafting wines from both Washington grapes. From a Washington Syrah to sweeter style wines like our Berry Sangria and Warm Spiced Red Wine (German Gluhwien). We invite you to stop by our tasting room in Leavenworth and sample a taste of WooHoo See more..
  24. 4.5 Enchantment Lakes (19 reviews)
    - One of the most exceptional hikes in the Northwest
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water • Mountains • Hiking Trails
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    If you are fortunate enough to get picked out of the lottery, I would recommend sleeping at Colchuck Lake and the trying Aasgard Pass the next day. It is a tough hike but the result is worth it. The Enchantment Lakes atop Aasgard pass feel as though you have stepped into a different world. Seeing every star at night is also a pretty cool bonus. Make sure to have a water filter! Here are realistic hiking times: - The hike up to Colcheck from the trailhead takes about 3.5 Hours Up, 3 Down. - To get to Aasgard Pass, you need to go around the lake which takes about 45 minutes - Aasgard Pass takes about 4 Hours Up, 2.5 Down. See more..
  25. 4.5 Plain Valley Nordic Trails (14 reviews)
    - Classic and skate groomed trails conveniently located near rental center
    Ski & Snowboard Areas
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    Well groomed novice and intermediate trails. Both classic and skate styles. Recommend starting at Beaver Creek parking lot and skiing north. Less crowded and nicer. Add side loops to increase distance if desired. One road crossing. See more..
  26. 4.5 Hidden Lake Trailhead (12 reviews)
    - Beautiful family time at hidden lake
    Spent 1-2 hours Hiking Trails
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    We had a wonderful time at the lake with our kids (8 & 10). It was an easy hike from the trailhead to the lake but full of mosquitoes that didn’t care about our bug spray. The lake was beautiful and the kids loved the clear cool water to play in. There is a nice little creek next to the Lake. See more..
  27. 4.5 Hard Row To Hoe Vineyards (11 reviews)
    - Wonderful!
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    Leavenworth Tasting Parlour featuring these wesome wines from Lake Chelan. Sizzling atmosphere and remarkable wines. Hard Cider, Vermouth, Port and Wine tasting. Enjoy a glass of hard cider or wine in our cozy sitting parlour. See more..
  28. 4.5 Leavenworth Festhalle Civic Center (10 reviews)
    - Great historical visit to Leavenworth
    Spent 1-2 hours Civic Centres
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    Great guide. Tom Potter was informative, friendly, and so helpful since this was our first visit. Tom was very detailed in the history of the area, town, and background of the development of the community. Thank you Tom for the experience. All visitors who have the opportunity to have Tom show them the historic background of this beautiful mountain community are in for a special treat. See more..
  29. 4.0 Leavenworth Ski Hill (100 reviews)
    - Great Fun for the whole family!
    Ski & Snowboard Areas
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    First time going and tried tubing at Ski Hill. It was so much fun. Ticket is good for 1.5 hours which is really nice. No crowds or long lines. They rope tow you up a hill and then haul you out onto a well groomed run that has a few thrilling jumps at the end. Great for a first time ski family too and rates are very reasonable. The Lodge has hot chocolate, drinks and snacks and is very comfortable. Overall, best family fun for a great price. Staff is super friendly and helpful. See more..
  30. 4.0 Plain Cellars (13 reviews)
    - Best wine in Leavenworth
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    The wine was great. The tasting room staff were fun and friendly and the tasting room was gimmick free. I just wish they did wine by the glass. See more..
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