From Museums to Racecars and Baseball Teams,
the Wenatchee Valley Has it All!


Cascade Foothills Farmland Association
P.O. Box 462
Peshastin, WA 98847-0462

Agri-tourism is a commercial enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agricultural plant that is conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates supplemental income for the owner. Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers' markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with the growers. U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, corn mazes, agricultural tours, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, museums, festivals and fairs all attract visitors. (References:

With the development of the North Central Washington Ag Tourism driving map, the Cascade Foothills Farmland Association has made it easy for the visitor to choose the activity they would like to experience. Whether it's purchasing fresh produce at a roadside fruit stand or the local Farmers' Market, joining in a wine tasting tour, reveling in the fun of the Apple Harvest Festival, or staying overnight at a local B & B, it's all about enjoying the bounties of agriculture.


Apple Capital Loop Trail

Chelan PUD Parks & Recreation Dept.
327 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

The Apple Capital Loop Trail is a scenic 10-mile paved loop trail for pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters. This scenic trail can be entered or exited from the Riverwalk Crossing Pedestrian Overpass located in the heart of downtown Wenatchee or at several locations on both sides of the river that have plenty of free public parking areas. The trail crosses the Columbia River at the north and south ends of Wenatchee and is lighted until midnight on the Wenatchee side. A 2-mile trail extends south, from 9th Street in East Wenatchee, to Rock Island Hydro Park. Click here for map of Apple Capital Loop Trail.


Art on the Avenues


An outdoor gallery of sculptures mounted on pedestals of indigenous columnar basalt featuring the works of many nationally acclaimed artists. The idea is simple: artists agree to loan their works for display for a year, during which time their pieces are displayed outdoors or in other public spaces. The Wenatchee Arts Commission agrees to purchase at least one sculpture over the course of a year and encourages the sale of other visiting pieces. At the end of the year, the unsold sculptures are returned to the artists and replaced by the next year's exhibit. Currently there are sixty-two sculptures in the exhibit. It is easy and enjoyable to take the tour with our self-guided map and brochure.


Ballard Park - Miss Veedol Replica

Valley Mall Parkway & Hwy 28
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

It's a shiny, orange aluminum, 6-foot-long replica of the airplane, Miss Veedol, moving in a breeze atop a 16-foor pole in Ballard Park. The replica is international orange, the same color as the original plane, with running lights on the wing tips and it moves on roller bearings in a breeze. The flight is briefly explained on a stone marker and is dedicated to the people of Misawa, Japan, East Wenatchee and Wenatchee. The three are sister cities because of the Pangborn-Herndon flight, the first non-stop flight across the Pacific, which occurred in October of 1931. It began near Misawa, Japan and ended at Fancher Field above what would become East Wenatchee.


Bridge of Friendship

Corner of 9th St. and Eastmont

East Wenatchee, WA 98801

The East Wenatchee Bridge of Frienship Garden was designed as a symbol of friendship between the sister cities of Misawa, Japan and Wenatchee/East Wenatchee. In 1931 the first transpacific flight was made from Misawa, Japan to East Wenatchee. The Japanese garden is now a showcase at the corner of Ninth Street and Eastmont Avenue, not so very far from where Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon made their famous landing. At the center of the garden is a cedar bridge connecting two land masses, symbolic of other kinds of bridges this project strengthens.


Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

PO Box 3245
Wenatchee WA 98807

National Geographic Traveler calls the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway "one of America's grandest, most spectacular drives." This 400-mile self guided driving tour circles through the heart of Washington from the waters of Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains and into the high-desert climate of the Columbia River Valley. Coming or going...Wenatchee is on your way.


Cashmere Pioneer Village and Museum

600 Cotlet Way
Cashmere, WA 98815

Cashmere's Pioneer Village is a collection of twenty original pioneer buildings dating back to the late 1800's, complete with original furnishings, railroad cars and a water wheel that is now on the National Historic Register. The Museum houses historical treasures and includes outstanding displays of Native American artifacts, natural history, pioneer and meso American exhibits. The wine and gift shop feature local wines, wonderful gifts and books. Open March 1 - November 1, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Colmbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center

US Hwy 97A
Entiat, WA 98811

The seed for the concept of the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center began with the idea of bringing an old fire lookout tower from the mountains to the valley. It was placed in an accessible spot where the young and young-at-heart could climb the stairs and look through a "fire finder" device to capture the romance and excitement of lookout duty. At the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center you will find a self-guided, half-mile trail with twelve interpretive stops and two fire lookouts with interpretive signage at each.
The Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center is located about 1 mile north of Entiat, Washington on the west side of US Highway 97A.


Columbia River Bridge

Columbia River
Wenatchee, WA

The Columbia River Bridge was the first wagon bridge to connect the city of Wenatchee on the west and the land on the east side of the Columbia River. The bridge was opened in January of 1908 to replace the ferry that carried people and products from one side of the river to the other. Not only was the bridge a means of getting traffic across the river, but it was also used to pipe irrigation water to the dry lands on the east side of the river. Today the bridge is open to pedestrian traffic only and is now a part of the Apple Capital Loop Trail. An irrigation pipeline still carries water across the bridge.


Daroga State Park

Hwy 97, 8 miles north of Orondo
Orondo, WA 98843

Daroga State Park is a 90-acre camping park with 1.5 miles of Columbia River shoreline. The park features tent and RV camping, group camping, 2-lane boat launch, picnic shelters, sports fields and swimming.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Closed Oct. 13, reopens March 12.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1:00 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.


Desert Canyon Golf Course

1201 Desert Canyon Blvd
Orondo, WA 98843

Experience Desert Golf in the Northwest! Washington's #1 rated resort golf course, located midway between Wenatchee and Lake Chelan. In the heart of Washington States recreational paradise is sun, sand, sagebrush and 7,500 yards of lush, green grass. Desert "Target" golf at it's best right here in Washington State.


Entiat Princess

Port Chateau, 13817 SR 2
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Built in 1908, this 72' passenger day boat, has a great history in the Northwest. Primarily serving the Puget Sound area for many years, it is now converted to a Sternwheeler for service on Lake Entiat just north of Wenatchee. Relax and enjoy a 2-hour, Saturday night catered dinner cruise or reserve the Entiat Princess for reunions, weddings or convention groups. Available for day cruises and dinner cruises by reservation, June through September.



Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache. Local Wenatchee Valley caches are here:


Horan Natural Area

Wenatchee Confluence State Park
Wenatchee, WA 98801

In 1990, the Chelan County Public Utility District #1 acquired about 100 acres of pear orchard from the Horan Family for the purpose of building a man-made wetland. After construction, the wetland was given to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission to administer and is now part of the Wenatchee Confluence State Park. The Horan Natural Area has 2 miles of gravel trails that connect 15 viewing stations for walkers. These viewing stations allow individuals to learn about and experience a variety of habitats. The area is used by numerous species of mammals, songbirds, and waterfowl. This area is readily accessible from the Apple Capital Loop Trail.


Aplets and Cotlets Candy Kitchen

117 Mission Avenue
Cashmere, WA 98815

Take the tastiest tour in Washington at the Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen. It is an experience that will delight the whole family. Visit their country store where you can get more of those luscious treats. Liberty Orchards is located off Highway 2 in Cashmere. Tour hours are: April- December from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and 10:00 a.m to 4 p.m, Saturday and Sunday; January - March 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Come and enjoy a taste sensation at Aplets and Cotlets Candy Kitchen.


Lincoln Rock State Park

7 miles north of East Wenatchee on Hwy 97

Lincoln Rock State Park is an 80-acre park with tent and RV camping on the east side of Lake Entiat, created by Rocky Reach Dam blocking the flow of the Columbia River north of Wenatchee. Lincoln Rock Park is a popular place for swimming, water-skiing and boating. The park offers sports fields and a 3-lane boat launch, picnic shelters an amphitheater and volleyball, tennis and horseshoe areas. The park is named for a basalt outcropping said to resemble the profile of Abraham Lincoln.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Closed Oct. 20, reopens March 12.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1:00 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.


Mission Ridge

7500 Mission Ridge Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801

A short 12 miles from Wenatchee and just three hours from most major cities in Washington is Mission Ridge, a snow enthusiast's dream come true. Mission Ridge offers dry snow, sun filled days, and miles of uncrowded slopes. Mission Ridge averages about 26 days of sunshine every month! The Ridge offers inland powder snow that is well groomed. And talk about elbow room: Mission Ridge offers 2,000 acres of groomed runs and open slopes. There are generous, gentle and slower-paced runs for children, beginners, families and infrequent skiers and riders. Higher up, the mountain offers a challenge for the most demanding skiers and snowboarders. So come to Mission Ridge. For a great winter getaway, right here in Washington State! Mission Ridge is open from December through early April.


Ohme Gardens

3327 Ohme Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801

On a high rocky bluff, just north of Wenatchee sits one of the most famous alpine gardens in America. The dry and desolate hill was transformed into 9 acres of lush alpine beauty by over 60 years of work by the Ohme family. There are winding paths throughout the garden where visitors can view calm, clear pools surrounded by beautiful flowers and alpine groundcover. Vista areas offer spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains, Columbia River, and Wenatchee Valley. Open daily from April 15 through October 15. Spring and Fall hours 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and summer hours 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission charge. A must see if you are in the area!


Orondo Cider Works

Corner of Hwy 97 and Suncove Road
Orondo, WA 98843

If its fresh cider that you thirst for, this is the place where you can watch it being made. The cider press starts with "fresh from the tree apples." The apples are then uniquely blended to bring out the bright crisp flavors. Relax on the porch with your fresh cider and a hot donut made by the "donut robot". Open Daily 7:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. Pressings every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.


Owl Soda Fountain

25 N. Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Step-back in time to 1926 and enjoy an old-fashioned soda or sundae. Do you remember black & white sundaes? Sit at the counter and sip a phosphate or cool-off with a cherry lemon sour. Put a coin in the Jute-box and listen to your favorite song. Or dance if you dare! Summer hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Winter hours: Monday -Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

Located 14 miles west of Wenatchee, WA
(888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688

The park offers a mile and a half of steep hiking trail. For rock climbers, slabs and spires vary from easy to difficult and require rock-climbing equipment. Peshastin Pinnacles State Park is a 34-acre desert park featuring a group of sandstone slabs and spires called "the pinnacles." Climbable spires reach 200 feet into the air. Rocks and trails provide views of surrounding orchards, the Enchantment Mountain Range, and the Wenatchee River valley. Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter: Closed Nov. 29, reopens March 18, depending on trail conditions.


Rock Island Hydro Park

2 miles south of East Wenatchee on Hwy 28
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Rock Island Hydro Park is a 70-acre park with baseball/soccer fields, picnic areas, picnic shelters, swimming, boat launch, tennis and volleyball courts. Sitting along the edge of the Columbia River, the park also connects to the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

For more information about Wenatchee contact the Wenatchee Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, 25 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Suite C-111, Wenatchee, WA 98801, 1-800-572-7753 or 1-509-663-3723,


Rocky Reach Dam

Seven miles north of Wenatchee on HWY 97A
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Beautiful grounds and fascinating exhibits make Rocky Reach Dam one of the Northwest's most popular visitor attractions. Fifteen acres of beautiful lawns and gardens await your arrival. Visit the Powerhouse and take a self-guided tour of the fascinating museum. Displays about early life on the Columbia River and a sampler of the development of electricity. Spend time in the fish viewing room and watch the fish as they swim up the fish ladders. Open daily at 8:00 a.m. and closed in the winter. Spend a fun-filled and educational day at Rocky Reach Dam!


The Highlander Golf Club

2920 8th Street SE
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Pure Golf. Experience Washington's finest Classic Links-style championship golf course. Ideally located next to Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, the Highlander offers sweeping views and precisely kept greens. Golfers enjoy the unique characteristics of Scottish Links-style golf, rolling hills, impeccably kept fairways, unforgiving pot bunkers and rugged stretches of fescue on the sidelines. Designed by John Steidel, architect for Canyon Lakes, Apple Tree and Eaglemont. Highlander Golf Course was shaped and constructed by James Haley of Chicago's Highland Gold Services, shaper for Brandon Dunes.


U.S. Forest Service /Northwest Interpretive Association

Junction of Hwy 2 & 97
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Maps, trail guides, brochures, forest permits, Smokey Bear items, assorted outdoor recreation-oriented books and other forest-related information.


Walking Tour of Historic Buildings in Downtown Wenatchee

Downtown Wenatchee
Wenatchee, WA 98801

The historic downtown area of Wenatchee is comprised of former wholesale and commercial buildings. This 9 block area was home to a variety of businesses including the 11-story Cascadian Hotel, one of the earliest formal medical clinics, the first Chelan County Courthouse and Jail, a hardware store and The Wenatchee Daily World newspaper building. Several of the seventeen buildings on the tour are listed on the Register of Historic Places.


Walla Walla Point Park

Walla Walla Street entrance
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Walla Walla Point Park encompasses 70 acres and adjoins the Riverfront Park system. It contains a "fourplex" soccer/softball complex, picnic shelters, play areas, swimming, tennis, volleyball and horseshoe pits and offers easy access to the Apple Capital Loop Trail.


Washington Apple Commission Visitor Center

2900 Euclid Avenue

Wenatchee, WA 98801


The Visitors Center & Gift Shop is an extension of the Commission's efforts, providing a stop that appeals to group tours, individual travelers, student groups and families. Admission is free and each guest receives complimentary apple slices and Tree Top apple juice.

  • View a 15 - minute film about the Washington apple industry
  • See displays covering pollination, irrigation, pruning, research & technology
  • Take home unique items from the Gift Shop

Washington Apple Country Tours & Specialty Gifts

Cashmere Cider House

5420 Woodring Canyon
Cashmere, WA 98815

Taste the Cashmere Cider Mill's amazing artisan gourmet cider in cherry and raspberry. A great wine alternative in glass bottles. The tasting room is open for you to sample all of their varieties, including the exclusive "Lady Blush Heirloom Release 2006".

Washington Apple Country is a tour experience like no other. A collection of educational and agricultural experiences customized for your group, the tours showcase the beauty, romance and history of the world-famous Wenatchee valley fruit-growing region. Local orchards feature pears, cherries, peaches and of course apples. Washington produces more apples than any other state in the nation. Discover what makes Washington a leader! The specialty gift shop features beautiful gifts from Washington State, apple country & the Pacific Northwest. Take home gift packs, ciders, chutney, jams and jellies, syrups, sauces, candies, soap, lotions, fresh fuit, candles, candy and much more.


Wells Dam

28905 U.S. Hwy 97
Pateros, WA
509-923-2226 Dam
509-923-8471 Hatchery

The hydrocombine structure is 1,165 feet in length and the dam is 4,460 feet long overall. The Wells project has ten generating units rated at a combined 840 megawatts. Eleven gated spillway openings can pass a flood of over 8,800,000 gallons of water per second. In 1990, Douglas PUD completed installation of modern high efficiency replacement turbine runners on all ten units. The Wells Hatchery is the only hatchery in the Columbia Basin dedicated to the enhancement of the important summer chinook salmon stocks. Adult summer chinook are collected for broodstock in July, August and September. They may be seen in the holding ponds at the Wells Hatchery during those months. Juvenile summer chinook are released from the hatchery in April and May. Approximately 3 million juvenile salmon and steelhead are released annually into the Columbia River and tributaries above Wells Dam.


Wenatchee AppleSox Baseball Team

Paul Thomas Sr. Field
1300 Fifth
Wenatchee, WA 98801

The Wenatchee AppleSox Baseball Club is part of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, the premier wood-bat summer collegiate league in the country. The AppleSox provide inexpensive family entertainment for baseball fans throughout North Central Washington, and an excellent environment for college players from around the country to develop their skills. AppleSox baseball is fun! Contests for the fans, a complete selection of your favorite ballpark food and beverages, and special promotions throughout the season makes a day at the ballpark something to remember. You'll be creating new family memories when you include the AppleSox as part of your summer activities in Wenatchee.


Wenatchee Confluence State Park

333 Olds Station Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Camping reservations call: 1-888-226-7688

Wenatchee Confluence State Park is a 197-acre year-round camping park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. Situated at the edge of town, the park has shaded, grassy areas, tent and full-hook up RV sites, picnic shelters, sports fields, a roped-off river swimming area, 2-lane boat launch and walking access to the Horan Natural Area, a natural estuary with an interpretive walking trail. The park is open year-round for camping and day use.
Summer: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Winter: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1:00 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.


Wenatchee Riverfront Park

City of Wenatchee, entrances at Worthen and Fifth Streets
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Wenatchee Riverfront Park encompasses 31 acres along the banks of the Columbia River. Contained within the park is the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway miniature steam train, an indoor ice arena and the Apple Capital Loop Trail.


Wenatchee Riverfront Railway

An affiliate of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Riverfront Park, 155 Worthen Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801

The "Saunders Special" is a mini steam train that offers fun for both kids and adults. The train runs on most holidays, during special events and may be reserved for private celebrations. All runs are subject to change and are weather permitting. The Depot, shop and miniature train system are located in Riverfront Park at the Worthen Street Entrance.


Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

127 S. Mission St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center showcases local & regional history as well as the arts. Visitors enjoy the Apple Industry display and the coin-op HO-gauge Great Northern Railway layout. Pre history is explored through Images on Stone, featuring authentic Columbia River Petroglyphs & Ice Age Mystery in East Wenatchee, chronicling the discovery of 10,500 year-old artifacts. Youngsters have fun in Coyote's Corner, a hands-on natural history discovery area. Anywhere in the Air explores early aviation through the story of Clyde Pangborn—including his record-setting, non-stop transpacific flight-1931. Open year round except certain holidays, Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum Store.


Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

3385 Fancher Field
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

The world's fastest quarter mile oval has taken auto racing to new heights in the Northwest. Located in East Wenatchee, the "Super Oval" draws fans and competitors from all over the country. The racing season runs from April through September. Racing classes include: Super Late Models, NASCAR Sportsman, Winged Modified, Super Modifieds, Mini Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, NASCAR Limited Sportsman, NASCAR Mini Sportsman, Midgets and more.



Columbia Cascade Wine Region
301 Angier Avenue #B
Cashmere, WA 98815

Cascade Foothills Farmland Association

PO Box 462

Peshastin, WA 98847


When it comes to the art of wine,Washington State certainly knows its terroir thats the combination of soil, climate and geography that makes all wines distinct from each other. Just ask the critics! Ideal soils, extensive sunlight and warm days with cool nights, mean we produce some of the best wines in the world. Simply enjoy a glass of Washington wine wherever you are, or visit Washington wine country for a great experience. (References:

The Premier Wineries of the Columbia Cascade Region brochure will direct you to your favorite winery or your soon to be favorite winery. The Columbia Cascade Wine Region contains twenty-seven wineries for your tasting pleasure. Producing a wide variety of wines from sweet ice wines to rich reds, the local wineries have garnered an amazing selection of awards. Taste for yourself the distinctive flavors that are the Cascade Columbia Region wines.