Visit Yakima, WA, located close to the majestic Mount Rainier. Yakima offers endless cultural and educational events with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including wineries and apple orchards. With all that the Yakima Valley has to offer, it is not surprising that it has become a favorite vacation destination.
Stay with Choice Hotels in Yakima, WA, close to these memorable attractions:
The Yakima Valley Museum houses exhibits that explain the region's natural and cultural history. It showcases Native American culture and pioneer and early city life among its many exhibits. Be sure to stop by the Children's Underground, a massive interactive learning center that includes a replica of a 1930s soda fountain.
Cowiche Canyon, located just outside of town, offers several hiking trails perfect for the whole family. Scenery includes streams, sage-covered slopes, cliffs and plenty of wildlife. The trails are open to hikers, horseback riders and bicyclists.
Step back in time and explore the 200-acre Fort Simcoe State Park, which showcases mid-19th century military life and local Native American culture. Located on the Yakama Indian Reservation, the fort features original buildings including the commander's house, three captain's houses and a blockhouse. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a nature walk and relax at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Marvel at more than 1,000 native and exotic plants in the park's butterfly, rose, iris, perennial and Japanese gardens. The arboretum also includes an herbarium, a rock border garden and a wetland trail.
Prepare to get wet on the bumper boats at Meadowbrook Family Fun Center. Kids of all ages will love the go-karts, mini golf, batting cages and video arcade, along with pizza and other treats at the café.
The Yakima Valley Wine Country boasts more than 70 wineries covering more than 11,000 acres, so it is no wonder this region is a popular destination for wine lovers. The area's rich soil is similar to that found in France, and interactive maps are guaranteed to help you find outstanding tasting rooms and tours.
After a busy day, you will appreciate the relaxing rooms that Yakima, WA hotels have to offer. Make a reservation with Choice Hotels today.
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