We know you're in a hurry, as we all are when we travel. That's why we encourage you slow down and veer off the path even for just a few minutes. We promise you'll discover something memorable along the way.
Here are a few things to see, places to stay, and stuff to do that we've discovered -
The recycle shop
Bicycles | Professional Fitting Services
Don't let the name confuse you, here you'll find premium pedal driven machines with the expert staff to boot. Tune up your tried and true and ride out fresh into this bike friendly community.
415 N Main St, Ellensburg
Women's Wardrobe | Approachable | Downtown
As close as you'll get to a personal shopper. Chat with the staff to find the perfect new item or simply peruse and see what catches your eye - either way, it'll be hard to leave empty handed.
315 N Pearl St, Ellensburg
John ford clymer museum & gallery - cultured & curated
Mercantile & Event Space
Immerse yourself & enjoy the artwork by legendary artist John Ford Clymer. Discover new and ongoing exhibits. Take in the rich history of Central Washington.
Historic Downton Ellensburg, 416 North Pearl Street, Ellensburg
MOUNT STUART AND THE RUGGED CASCADES
A lifetime of adventure awaits the intrepid who dare to venture into the wilderness to scale peaks, tackle endurance hikes, or harvest the bountiful fish and game that fill these striking surroundings.
Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum
Innovations, Olympic medals and other Washington State success stories are preserved in art and artifact at Snoqualmie Pass' museum celebrating this rich heritage.
Wild Horse Wind Farm
Stop by the visitors center to learn about the complex local habitat, as well as clean energy. During certain parts of the year, visitors can also explore the landscape and views through the ever-growing network of hiking and mountain-biking trails
Thorp Mill Historic Site
Step back in time and enrich your understanding of the region's history at a mill outdating the formation of the state. Built in the late- 1800s to provide grain to feed livestock and flour to feed those who cared for them, this mill also churned out a good deal of power for its time, lighting homes within the area with one of the earliest electrical grids.
Yakima River Canyon
Take the time to turn off the beaten path and venture down this meandering river road, leading to breathtaking views of the desert canyon. This uncommon geographical feature, a result of the land rising up around the river as it continues to flow through the ages, is also a favorite of rafters and fishermen.