19 South 3rd Street. Fully restored to its original 1920’s splendor, the Capitol Theatre is home to the nationally recognized Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Community Concert and Town Hall series, in addition to presenting a variety of theatrical entertainments and concerts. Backstage tours are available with advance notice – you may even get to meet the Theatre’s resident ghost, “Sparky.” 575-6267
Fort Simcoe State Park
Located south of Yakima at the end of Highway 220. Erected in 1856 by the 9th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, Fort Simcoe is located west of Toppenish in the White Swan area. It covers 200 acres of land, also located in Yakima County. There are picnic facilities, restrooms, tables and running water for your convenience. Only five military structures still remain; they include the Commanding Officer’s house, three captain’s quarters, and a squared-log blockhouse. Also located on the site is an Interpretive Center which depicts the history of the site through displays, artifacts and photographs. The park was made a State Historical Site in 1956. The park is open daily from May through September.
Fred Redmon Memorial Bridges
The Fred Redmon Memorial Bridges are a part of the scenic highway (I-82) between Yakima and Ellensburg. They are the largest single concrete span bridges on the North American Continent with length of 1,336 feet and height of 330 feet. Rest stops near the bridges present a panoramic view highlighted by Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier.
Indian Painted Rock
Visible just west of Yakima on Highway 12. Origin of these paintings is unknown to present day Indian tribes of this region. The area has been designated as a State Historical Site.
Yakima Indian Nation Cultural Heritage Center
Highway 97, Toppenish. Located on the ancestral grounds of the Yakimas. A unique museum that shares the heritage of the Yakima Nation by the Yakimas themselves with their dioramas and exhibits. In addition, a library, research center, movie theatre, gift shop, and restaurant make an impressive structure surrounding the 76-foot high Winter Lodge. 865-2800
The Yakima Greenway is a state designated conservation corridor along 10 miles of the Yakima River, from Selah to Union Gap. It includes 3,600 acres of natural and conservation areas as well as developed parks and paved pathways. The 10-mile Yakima Greenway Path is a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicycles. The Greenway also includes the Yakima Arboretum, but primarily the Greenway will be a natural undisturbed open space for everyone to enjoy. Greenway facilities are developed, maintained and operated by the nonprofit Yakima Greenway Foundation. 453-8280
Historic North Front Street
Includes Yesterday’s Village & Farmer’s Market (includes over 150 specialty shops), Track 29 (unique train mall), and a variety of other shops in the Old Lund Building, Senator Hotel, the original Opera House and, also in the district, the restored Railroad Depot, home to America’s oldest brew pub.
H. M. Gilbert Homeplace
2109 W. Yakima Avenue. Authentic turn-of-the-century farmhouse was built in 1898 by H. M. Gilbert. The Victorian home shows the stages of expansion to meet the needs of the growing family. Beautiful antique furniture is displayed in the rooms. Open on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; other times by appointment only. 248-0747
Washington’s Fruit Place Visitor Center
105 South 18th Street. Conveniently located off I-82 in Sarg Hubbard Park, Washington’s Fruit Place offers visitors the opportunity to learn why Washington’s tree fruits are the best in the world. Hands-on exhibits and displays provide a fun and informative look at Washington State’s commercial tree fruit industry. Come taste complimentary fruit samples and apple juice, as you discover what makes Washington’s tree fruits so delicious. Our on-site gift shop offers unique fruit industry merchandise. 576-3090
Toppenish Historical Museum
1 South Elm Street, Toppenish. Collection of Native American beadwork and basketry, access to historical books, documents and photographs for local research. Also includes a kitchen and Grandpa’s workshed. There is a gift shop on the premises for your shopping pleasure.
Located just off I-82 at Nob Hill Boulevard, the Yakima Arboretum features 11 acres of natural riparian wetland, plus 29 acres of exotic woody plants. Also featured is a lovely Japanese Garden. The recently completed Jewett Interpretive Center houses a gift shop, meeting/banquet room, and the Yakima Valley’s only horticultural library. 248-7337
Yakima Valley Historical Museum
2105 Tieton Drive. If you enjoy museums, this is one of the best! Displays include a pioneer post office, general store and kitchen. It is also the home for the world famous “Gannon Collection”, the largest display of carriages, coaches and wagons in the Northwest, along with a replica of a carriage of Judge William O. Douglas of The United States Supreme Court. 248-0747
Yakima Valley Wineries
Up and down the Valley, you will enjoy visiting the many wineries and delight in the many varieties of wines available. Yakima Valley is rapidly becoming well-known and respected in the vinifera grape-growing and wine-making industries.
Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau
10 North 8th Street • Yakima, Washington 98901 *
509-575-3010 or 1-800-221-0751*
Fax 509-575-6252 *