The name of Walla Walla, Washington, meaning "many waters" and of Indian origin, even sounds out of the ordinary. The Lewis and Clark expedition made their return trip from the Pacific Ocean in 1806 right through the present day Walla Walla County. If you are seeking some "out of the ordinary" modern day locations (some with a hint of history) for the best things to do in Walla Walla, Washington, you have come to the right place. Check out these locations:
• Whitman Mission National Historical Site: In 1836, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman founded the Whitman Mission to the Cayuse Indians. Over 10 years later of living and working with the Cayuse Indians, the Whitmans and several others were massacred by the Indians. This sparked a war between the settlers living in the area and the Indians and eventually led to the creation of the Oregon Territory. This historical site replicates the life of the pioneers and Indians from the 1840's. History comes to life!
• Children's Museum of Walla Walla: At this location science comes to life. This museum made a special effort to allow children to learn through pretend play. Some of the permanent exhibits here are a life size puppet theater, a bug party room, an exhibit on how snow becomes electricity, a kid sized supermarket, a firefighter/fire safety exhibit, an Italian restaurant, a shadow station, a Native American exhibit, and a construction junction. There are event activities appropriate for toddlers.
• Blue Mountain Lavender Farm: Nearly two acres of this fragrant and beautiful plant grow on this farm during the summer. If it isn't the summertime, one can visit the Farm Boutique by appointment.
• Dayton Historic Depot: Originally built in 1881, this historic depot is the oldest surviving train depot in Washington. Restored and operates as a museum, there is a museum shop on the first floor and there are exhibits in the upstairs gallery. Also on the grounds is a caboose that was part of the Union Pacific Train that serviced the area. The depot is a great location for train lovers and history buffs.
• Fort Walla Walla Museum: This museum offers original buildings to form a real life pioneer settlement. Step back in time to the 1800's and visit a cabin, school, jail, barbershop, and a railroad depot. There are also five exhibit halls full of information on pioneer life, military history, and horse-era agriculture. Experience the Lewis and Clark expedition like never before. The museum also offers kids camps, tours, field trips, and special events. Fun for the whole family!
• YWCA Ice Chalet: Looking to learn how to ice skate? Or perhaps a fun date? Open for over 45 years, the Ice Chalet offers group lessons, public skating sessions, hockey, and more. Have some fun on the ice!
• The Ice-Burg Drive-In: Check out this burger and shake place if you are looking for a unique dine out or should I say "drive in" experience.
One should never hear, "I'm bored" in Walla Walla, Washington. This list is just a few of the many things to do in Walla Walla, Washington. Pick something on the list and get out and have some fun in this extraordinary city!
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