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The Wenatchee Valley is loaded with treasures to discover. The warm, friendly character of the valley and its people will make you feel right at home. Enjoy!

APPLE CAPITAL LOOP TRAIL

The Apple Capital Loop Trail is a scenic-waterfront 11-mile paved loop trail for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, and others. This scenic trail can be entered or exited from Riverwalk Crossing Pedestrian Overpass, located in the heart of Downtown Wenatchee. There are plenty of free public parking lots at several locations on both sides of the river. The Apple Capital Loop Trail crosses the Columbia at the north and south ends of Wenatchee and is lighted until midnight on the West side.

Park hours are dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.

Click for a trail guide (PDF)

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Area PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS

The Chelan County PUD owns and operates some very beautiful parks and playgrounds. They are positioned on the Columbia River and offer a variety of activities for your recreation needs. Visit www.chelanpud.org

The Cities Of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee offer some great parks and playgrounds.  Wenatchee owns and operates over 465 acres of park and open space areas.  Click here to download an 8 1/2 x 14 City Park Guide.  East Wenatchee operates Eastmont Parks & Recreation.  To access their park information Click here 

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Costco – East Wenatchee

375 Highline Drive | East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
509.886.0593

Yes, we have one of those.

Elements Salon & Spa

116 N Wenatchee Avenue | Wenatchee, washington 98801
509.66.8200
Wenatchee Valley’s Long-Time Favorite:

Established in 1997, Elements has been a leader in the hair, skin, and body care industry in the Pacific Northwest. We are, and always will be, dedicated to higher education and advanced training in all areas of service to our clients. We have the experience and expertise you can trust.

Proudly Non-Tipping since 2001
Our team has proudly chosen to be a ‘Non-Tipping Establishment’.  Yes, you can already feel the difference.

Services:

A Blow Out Bar,  Cut & Styles for men, women and children Color and Texture
Skin and Body Care:  Facials, Microdermabrasion, and MicroCurrent, Silky Smooth Waxing services, Massage and Body Treatments
Pedicure and Manicure Services,  and packages

Hours:  Sunday and Monday’s:  Closed

Tuesdays:  8am-7pm, Wednesday-Friday: 8-8pm: Saturday: 8-5 pm

 

 

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Located just outside Leavenworth, Washington, the ICCA campus is steeped in natural beauty and creative energy. This unique non-profit organization offers an opportunity for performers, students, and audience alike to experience world-class music performances,  retreat opportunities, and educational programs in a magnificent yet intimate setting. Programs include a year-round chamber music concert series, an International Chamber Music Festival and Institute, an Annual Piano Festival, a Youth Symphony and Summer Symphony, private lessons, and more.

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Inspirations Ceramic & Art Cafe

400 Ninth St. | Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-888-2464
Inspirations is an energetic fired-art studio where you can paint your own pottery and design your own fused glass creations.
They offer art classes, kids summer camps, fused glass jewelry making and birthday parties too. In fact, we love to host parties of all kinds from bridal parties to baby showers. And, if you get hungry while you’re here we serve espresso, pastries and ice cream. ~Where inspired pieces become masterpieces~

MAC Gallery at Wenatchee Valley College

1300 Fifth Street | Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.682.6800

MAC Gallery at Wenatchee Valley College

With the Music and Arts Center (MAC) and its associated “MAC Gallery,” the Art Department at Wenatchee Valley College is working to provide for the cultural needs of WVC students, including a welcoming forum for the community to experience high-quality contemporary art by invited first-rate art from working artists from the region and beyond,  as well as exceptional work by WVC faculty, and students.

The MAC Gallery is a beautiful, white cube exhibition space, hosting monthly exhibitions.  It enhances the instruction of the Art Department by providing chances for students to directly experience professional works of art, excellently displayed.   Furthermore, the placement and prominence of the gallery in the building makes it a destination for the community that will augment the privately run Robert Graves Gallery, located in the other corner of our campus.  Exhibitions complement Music Department events in the adjacent recital hall, as well as the mission of WVC to provide cultural opportunities for the entire community.

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Mission Creek Players – Wenatchee

PO Box 5252 | Wenatchee, Washington 98801-5252

The Mission Creek Players exists to allow directors, actors and technical artists the opportunity to explore their art with traditional, classical and experimental theatre. Anyone can propose to direct or produce a play for our season. We encourage artists to get involved in current productions to get to know how the group works. We are all passionate about the art forms of theatre.

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Music Theatere of Wenatchee – Wenatchee

233 B North Wenatchee Avenue | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-662-7814

As the show must go on, there is always something to enjoy by the Music Theatre of Wenatchee. Comprised of volunteers, MTW selects and performs hit comedies, melodramas and thrillers. The season culminates with a spring musical production during Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival.

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Numerica Performing Arts Center – Wenatchee

123 N. Wenatchee Avenue | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-663-2787

A testament to the Wenatchee Valley’s commitment to the arts, the Numerica Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee is a venue you might expect to find in a much larger community. Playing host to everything from local performing arts and civic events to national and international touring artists, the PAC of Wenatchee offers something for everyone in a 500-seat, intimate setting.  It’s mission is to bring together leadership and resources to:  1. Provide a performing arts center of excellence and 2. Educate, inspire, and celebrate the performing arts!  Discover one of North Central Washington’s treasures, and “Live Life Live!” at the Numerica Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee!

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Ohme Gardens – Wenatchee

3327 Ohme Road | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-662-5785

Nearly a mile of pathways and stairways hewn from native stone wind through this magnificent alpine oasis perched high on a bluff north of Wenatchee. Reflecting pools, waterfalls and even a wishing well bubble through what is recognized as one of the Northwest’s premier public gardens. A photographer’s paradise, a gardener’s delight, or simply a place to relax in lush surroundings, Ohme Gardens is a Northwest treasure. The gardens are open from April 15th to October 15th.

 

Welcome to one of Wenatchee’s most unique downtown destinations! Pybus Public Market opened for business in late spring of 2013 and is bursting with high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Washington wines and freshly-made, prepared foods. You’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the market.

The space also serves as an important community gathering point, along with supporting the over 150 family farms who will use the outdoor space as home for their local farmers market. A key component of the market is to provide local food distribution centers with fresh produce unsold during the daily markets.

Pybus Public Market is located just two blocks east of historic downtown Wenatchee at the convergence of the Apple Capital Loop Trail, iconic Riverfront Park and Orondo Boat Basin.

While you are enjoying the shops at Pybus let Club Pet take care of your pet with Dog Parking services. Club Pet has kennels on the north/east section of Pybus near the boat launch. People can bring their pets to an attended kennel for up to 2 hours while they shop at Pybus. NO animals are allowed inside the Pybus building. 

Cost for service $5 per hour with a max of 2 hours. Hours of operation are Saturday, Sundays and Holidays from 10 am-4 pm. 

Club Pet is operated by the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, all revenues generated by Club Pet are used to support the homeless animals in our community. 

Rocky Reach Dam

6151 State Highway 97A | Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 663-7522

Rocky Reach Dam Museum and  Visitor Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam. The center is easily accessible from Highway 97A and offers ample parking for visitors, including recreational vehicles and buses.

Those touring the facility will discover a museum, a cafe, balconies that offer panoramic views of the dam and grounds, the juvenile fish bypass system, the reservoir (Lake Entiat) and the Columbia River. A 90-seat theater shows movies throughout the day and upon request. Guided tours are available by appointment

Rocky Reach Dam is not only a primary source of valuable electricity for North Central Washington-it’s a great place to visit. Watch salmon and steelhead make their upstream migration through the windows in the fish ladder viewing room. Tour the museum exhibits or enjoy a picnic on the 30 acres of carefully manicured lawns and gardens.

The Rocky Reach Visitor Center is open March 1 thru October 31 each year, from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. daily.

The Museum of the Columbia is open March 1 thru October 31 each year, from 9 A.M. -3:30 P.M.  daily.

 

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Town Toyota Center – Wenatchee

1300 Walla Walla Avenue | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-667-7847

With a maximum capacity of 5,000 people, the 137,000-square foot venue is the largest event center in Central Washington. The center hosts a variety of events throughout the year, many never before held in Wenatchee, including large conferences, concerts, theatrical productions, professional sports, trade shows, ice shows and more. Town Toyota Center is the home field for Wenatchee’s professional sports team The Wenatchee Wild, of the National American Hockey League (NAHL). Town Toyota Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring a first-class audio system, digital signage, luxury suites and premium seats.

About Tumbleweed Bead Co. & The Jewelry
Tumbleweed Bead Co. has been around since 2002. They use only recycled metals featuring natural stones. All the eco-fabulous pieces are handcrafted in the United States.

Tumbleweed believes in keeping life and accessories simple, fun and beautifully designed. They strive to make style a little easier by helping customers feel fabulous all around. Tumbleweed jewelry is elegant and fashionably versatile.
The people who wear Tumbleweed don’t fit a particular demographic. It doesn’t really matter where people live, how old they are, or what they do…Tumbleweed has something for everyone.
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Wenatchee Valley Mall – East Wenatchee

511 Valley Mall Parkway | East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
509.884.6645

Wenatchee Valley Mall is a renovated and expanded regional mall serving 150,000 people in North Central Washington. Offering over 40 specialty stores and anchored by Macys Department Store, Ross Dress for Less and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Store openings scheduled in late 2013 and early 2014 include Sears Hometown, Marshall’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Adjacent to the enclosed mall is Food Pavilion supermarket, Shari’s Restaurant, Olive Garden, and additional exterior shop space.

 

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

127 S. Mission Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-888-6240

Museum Gallery – The Gallery’s changing exhibits explore art, history, sciences and rich diversity of North Central Washington.

Historic Mural: The Saga of Wenatchee
This is a WPA mural created in 1939 by Peggy Strong. This mural, original to the building, depicts the history of postal service in the region. It belongs to the people of the USA, and is catalogued by the Smithsonian

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Wenatchee Valley Symphony

33 North Mission | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-667-2640

Wenatchee Valley Symphony hosts not only Symphony Events; but also Performing Arts, Theater, and Art. Check the Symphony’s website for a list of upcoming and future events.

Tour hours are: April– December from 8:00 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.  For more information,  visit www.libertyorchards.com

Art on the Avenues operates “To provide our communities with sustainable, innovative, and educational programs through the exhibition and sale of sculpture”.   Currently featured are 85  sculptures throughout Wenatchee conveniently located to provide a walking tour opportunity for our community.

Art on the Avenues relies on community support.  Tax-deductable donations can be mailed to Art on the Avenues PO Box 3325 Wenatchee, WA  98807.  If you would like to contribute to their endowment  , please contact the Community Foundation of North Central Washington by calling 509.663.7716.  To purchase a sculpture please contact us by calling 509.662.0059

Cashmere Pioneer Village & Museum

600 Cotlets Way | Cashmere, Washington 98815
(509) 782-3230

Step back into a time when the pioneers were just beginning to discover the wonders of the Wenatchee Valley. Browse the General Store, sift through the miner’s shack or step into the log-walled Mission Hotel. In all, 20 original pioneer buildings filled with authentic period furniture and all the tools of the day transport you back to the late 1800′s. The Museum itself is a treasure trove of historic artifacts and displays on the Native Americans and pioneer people who first inhabited this land. The Museum, located at 600 Cotlets Way in Cashmere, is open from March through December, but scheduled tours are welcome year-round.

Amazing what a Ponderosa Pine can tell you. The Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center (CBFIC) is a unique, interactive learning and research center built around two of North Central Washington’s famous fire lookout towers. The CBFIC is the first such center dedicated to the research and interpretation of wild land fire. An outdoor amphitheatre and a full-scale visitor center are among the future plans. You will find the center about one mile north of Entiat , WA , on the west side of US Hwy 97.

Eastmont School District

800 Eastmont Avenue | East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
509-884-7169

The Eastmont School District currently enrolls about 5,474 students in grades k-12. Students are housed in 10 buildings: five elementary schools (K-4), 2 intermediate schools, (5-7), a junior high (8-9), one high school, and a skills center. The district employs nearly 346 certified and 274 classified personnel.

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Gateway Cinema – Wenatchee

151 Easy Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-662-4567

Once a pear orchard belonging to the Horan family at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, this 100-acre parcel has been converted into a manmade wetlands preserve. Eagles, Owls, Herons and Kingfishers make this bird-watchers’ paradise. Otters play in the waters visible from several of the 15 viewing stations dotting the two miles of gravel trail winding through cottonwoods and willows.

Discover Pass Required.

 

CANYONS, BUTTES, ERRATICS, BOULDER FIELDS AND GRAVEL BARS: DISCOVER THE REMNANTS FROM ICE AGE FLOODS

Imagine a raging flood so powerful that towering waves studded with glacial icebergs toss giant boulders downstream like pebbles, and the landscape is irreversibly altered as eroded soil is carried more than 500 miles to the ocean.

It might sound like a scene from a Hollywood movie – but it’s real. And it happened in the Wenatchee Valley between 13,000 and 18,000 years ago, as water from glacial Lake Missoula raged across the landscape at 65 miles-per-hour when the ice dam blocking its path gave way to pressure, releasing the violent deluge.

With the self-guided, drive-able Ice Age Floods Geological Trail* map, visitors can see and experience first-hand the remnants from the flood and how it shaped the Wenatchee Valley and central Washington landscape. The two drive-able trails, one a 30-mile loop around the Wenatchee Valley that lies within the other, a 164-mile loop around central Washington, start with the Ice Age Floods Geological Trail map, a colorful illustrated map showing each of the 40 sightseeing stops along the trail routes.

Ice Age Trail maps are available at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center 1 S. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-662-2116

Additional information about the Ice Age Floods is available at www.iceagefloodsinstitute.org

 

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iLa Yoga

13 Orondo | Wenatchee, washington 98801
509.670.2384

iLa provides people with a place to explore and experience yoga! Yoga truly is accessible to everyone, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Our intention is to share the benefits of a regular yoga practice with everyone, and do so in a way that encourages a laid back, authentic lifestyle. Pura Vida!
Embracing the hot Wenatchee summer sun, we also provide the opportunity to take yoga to the water with Stand Up Paddle Yoga and tours. Check out our SUP link on our home page for more information

Jan Cook Mack Studio – Wenatchee

529 Easy Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-662-8383

Jan Cook Mack grew up in the United States and Taiwan, and received her Fine Arts degree from Bennington College in Vermont. She established herself as a fine artist in New York City before moving to eastern Washington State in 1986.

Mack is working on a series entitled “100 Views of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers,” after Hokusai’s series “100 Views of MT Fuji.” She also has painted official portraits of Vermont’s Governor Madeleine Kunin, Senator Arthur Gibb, and two federal judges. Her work is collected by Bankers Trust, Exxon, IBM and is displayed in numerous corporate headquarters.

Artist’s studio and gallery open to visitors. Oil paintings and prints specializing in valley landscapes, orchards, fruit (apples, cherries, peaches) wilderness scenes (lakes and waterfalls). Open Year Around, Sat & Sunday, weekdays by appointment (509) 662-8383.

JC Penney – Sephora

1300 N. Miller | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509.663.2121

JCPenney as one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers.

May 2, 2014 the Wenatchee JCP opened their new 2,200 square-foot beauty destination, SEPHORA inside JCPenney!! This little bit of beauty paradise in the Wenatchee Valley features close to 50 brands, including cult favorites such as Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, NARS and Smashbox!! Plus innovative skincare lines such as Shiseido, Philosophy, and Murad. Excited yet?! As well as top selling fragrances like Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Marc Jacobs. Sephora was acquired by leading luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 1997 and expanded stateside in 1998, where its dynamic, open-sell atmosphere evolved by merging the freedom of experimentation and product discovery with the expertise of personal consultants.

 

Liberty Cinemas located in Historic Downtown Wenatchee

Lila Putnam Gallery – Wenatchee

230 S. Columbia Avenue | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-663-2000

Lila Putnam is a watercolor artist who lives and works in East Wenatchee, Washington.She has been painting much of her adult life and has been exhibiting since 1984.She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Eastern Washington Watercolor Society, Western Colorado Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.She has received many awards including 1st Place and Best of Show in juried shows across the Northwest.Lila says this about her work:”Small magical subjects that are hidden in the quiet corners of nature excite me”.

Martha Flores Studio – East Wenatchee

620 Ski View Drive | East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
509-884-4783

Martha Flores Studio is located in East Wenatchee but you can find some of her paintings and prints for sale at Wenatchee’s Two Rivers Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St.

Flores was born in Guatemala and grew up in El Salvador. She moved to the United States at age 15, spending more than two decades in the Los Angeles area.  There, she earned master’s degrees in fine arts and counseling psychology. She moved to Wenatchee in 1992. She’s worked as an art teacher and family counselor.

She incorporates art therapy into her family counseling work, with the goal of bringing healing to the budding artists. She said poetry, theater, painting and sculpture are tools she uses to increase self-esteem, practice relaxation and “let the unconscious mind get in touch with the past.”

Material Things

115 S Wenatchee Ave, 2430 Jeffery Court | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509.667.9338

After moving from Mukilteo to Wenatchee, Mary Marsten realized she was missing only one thing–a store selling high-end material she could use for home decorating.

Material Things opened in 1999 with 140 bolts of fabric and only retail in mind. Today we carry more than 400 bolts of fabric and offer custom sewing services, blinds, and expertise.

Material Things is proudly celebrating its 11th year in business.

North Central Education Service District – Wenatchee

430 Olds Station Road | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-665-2610

The Wenatchee Valley is home to one of Washington State’s nine educational service districts (ESD’s) that provide education services to 296 public school districts and all state-approved private schools.

The ESD serves 29 school districts in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties, which includes 12,600 square miles or approximately 20 percent of the geographical area of the state. These districts serve nearly 40,000 students, or four percent of the state’s kindergarten through grade 12 enrollment. They vary in size from Wenatchee, with over 7,000 students, to Stehekin with under 20. Students are served in 116 buildings by 3,454 certificated and 3,675 classified staff.

North Central Technical Skills Center – Wenatchee

327 E. Penny Road | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-662-8827

WENATCHEE VALLEY TECH (formerly North Central Washington Technical Skills Center) was established in 1997 to serve the needs of students from:

  • Cashmere School District
  • Cascade School District
  • Eastmont School District
  • Entiat School District
  • Lake Chelan School District
  • Manson School District
  • Pateros School District
  • Quincy School District
  • Moses Lake School District
  • Waterville School District
  • Wenatchee School District

WENATCHEE VALLEY TECH IS…

  • An extension of your local high school located at an off-campus training site.
  • An opportunity for students ages 16 to 20 and/or those who are in grades 11 & 12 to receive highly technical job training.
  • An opportunity to get a jump-start on a post secondary education, apprenticeships, technical and two/four year colleges or universities.
  • Preparation for immediate entry-level employment.
  • Staffed by outstanding instructors from industry with many years of experience in their fields.
  • The College Connection – We work closely with Wenatchee Valley College to provide advanced placement and credits for high school students. Currently many programs are connected to post secondary training.

NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT FOR SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Wenatchee School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity, disability, familial status, marital status or age.  This holds true for all staff and for students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities.  Inquiries may be directed to RCW Officer and ADA Coordinator Lisa Turner.  Issues related to 504 should be directed to Chet Harum, Executive Director of Student & Support Services.

On Friday, September 21, 2007, Gallery ’76 was rededicated as The Robert Graves Gallery to recognize Mr. Graves’ efforts to establish a public art gallery for the citizens of North Central Washington and to honor his 34 year teaching career at Wenatchee Valley College.

With the change of the gallery’s name to the Robert Graves Gallery, a new logo was designed and it was unveiled at the opening reception which was attended by approximately 100 – 200 art supporters, former students, individuals involved with gallery project as well as Mr. Graves’ family members.

Rocky Reach Hydro Project

6151 State Highway 97A | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-663-7522

The Visitor Center is located at the west end of the forebay wall, on the Chelan County side of the Rocky Reach Hydro Project. The center is easily accessible from Highway 97A and offers ample parking for visitors, including recreational vehicles. Those touring the facility will discover an air-conditioned seasonal gift and food service area, restrooms, and balconies that offer panoramic views of the project, the reservoir (Lake Entiat), and the Columbia River. The Visitor Center’s small theater, with a seating capacity of 90, shows movies upon request. Guided tours are available during the summer months or by request. Close to 60,000 visitors annually enjoy the hydro project’s visitor facilities.

A highlight of any visit to the Rocky Reach Visitor Center is the opportunity for a closeup view of fish passing through the fishway. The fish viewing room, with five windows located on the west side of the fish ladder, allows visitors to watch salmon, steelhead, trout and other species continue their upstream migration to spawning areas. Salmon and steelhead are seasonal visitors. The best months of the year to see chinook salmon are May and August. Sockeye salmon are most visible during July, and it’s September for steelhead. “Look a salmon in the eye” in the fish viewing room, located downstairs in the Visitor Center at Rocky Reach Dam.
After completing a tour of the Visitor Center, guests can walk along the forebay deck to the powerhouse and take an elevator down to the fourth floor where they can enjoy a number of exhibits and observation points. Conveniently arranged self-guided tours take visitors through the Museum of the Columbia, featuring a look back at the rich history of early life along the Columbia River. Other powerhouse displays include a Nez Perce Indian Portrait collection and changing art, craft and floral exhibits. Balconies provide visitors with views of the full length of the powerhouse, the spillway, fish ladder and Columbia River.

Adjacent to the visitor center and powerhouse are 30 acres of award-winning lawns and gardens. Special features include Petunia Island, where 8,000 brilliantly colored annual flowers are planted in a new design every year. A large symbol of the Chelan County Public Utility District is composed of colorful flowers. Another display of bright red, white and blue annual flowers depicts the U.S. flag, and dozens of varieties of dahlias and the wide open space of lawn, clusters of alpine trees, picnic areas and playground equipment await the visitor. A turbine exhibit was constructed on the Rocky Reach grounds in the summer of 1998. The hub and blades of Generating Unit C5 were saved for the exhibit following C5′s rehabilitation.

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Rocky Reach Museum of the Columbia

6151 State Highway 97A | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-663-7522

Chelan County Public Utility District welcomes you to one of the most exciting and innovative interpretive museums in the West, The Rocky Reach Museum of the Columbia located on the fourth floor of the Rocky Reach Dam powerhouse. It shows the West as it really was—settlers and Native Americans, steam boaters, lumbermen, railroaders in life-size photos. Stand inches away from a historical tramway reconstructed from original parts.

Its fun, it’s exciting, and you can make it last as long or short as your day allows.

Apple Capital Loop Trail

The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail is a 10+-mile long, paved path that circles the Wenatchee Valley shoreline taking in the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers. The perfect place to walk or run!

For more detailed information on hiking opportunities in the Wenatchee Valley: www.wenatcheeoutdoors.org

Steam pours from the smokestack of this magical miniature railroad during holidays and special events every summer. Children and adults alike climb aboard to enjoy a ride around the rails in Riverfront Park . The depot is accessible from downtown Wenatchee by way of a short stroll over Riverwalk Crossing located at the Stanley Civic Center.

Two Rivers Gallery – Wenatchee

102 N. Columbia Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-888-9504

An affiliate with The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, this gallery is a place for local artist to display and sell their work as well as provide education about art.  The gallery is open for viewing most days and holds a First Friday Reception on the first Friday of each month from 5:00-8:00 PM.

 

Wells Dam – East Wenatchee

East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
509-884-7191

The Wells Hydroelectric Project operated by the Douglas County PUD has a unique hydrocombine design that incorporates the powerhouse, spillway, switchyard and fish facilities into one unit instead of many separate structures. The hydrocombine structure is 1,165 feet in length and the dam is 4,460 feet long overall. The dam has ten generating units rated at a combined 840 megawatts. Eleven gated spillway openings have the ability to pass over 8,800,000 gallons of water per second.

The Wells Hydroelectric Project was built with fish ladders on both ends of the dam to facilitate the upstream migration of adult salmon and steelhead. One of the ladders is equipped with a trapping mechanism to aid biologists in the study of fish and to help enhance propagation of the fish.

The Wells Dam Hatchery is one of two hatcheries in the Columbia Basin dedicated to the enhancement of the important summer Chinook salmon stocks. Adult summer Chinook are collected for broodstock in July and August. 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 June. Approximately 3 million juvenile salmon and steelhead are released annually into the Columbia River and tributaries above Wells Dam.

Wells Dam is located in North Central Washington between Seattle and Spokane at river mile 515.8 on the Columbia River. It can be reached by driving north from Wenatchee along Highway 97 up the Columbia River.

Wenatchee First Fridays Arts Walk’s Goal:  “To move people throughout multiple participating venues; exposing venues to new patrons and patrons to new art…which in turn, provides more opportunities for our artists working in their many art forms”.

Arts Walk-Bike-Drive
Wenatchee First Fridays presents monthly self-guided tours of Wenatchee’s Arts Scene.  This event samples local Visual, Performing, Literary and Culinary Arts events in galleries, shops, studios, streets, museum, theaters, churches, artisan markets and coffee houses.  While centered in Wenatchee’s Historic District, the event also includes out-lying venues.  5-8 P.M., some venues have different hours.  Free.  After-hour events may have an admission fee.

WENATCHEE FOOTHILLS

The foothills to the west of Wenatchee are a natural treasure, ideal for wildlife viewing and recreation.Chelan~Douglas Land Trust is leading a strong effort to make sure that visitors and local people can enjoy the Wenatchee Foothills far into the future. The focal point of this effort is the Wenatchee Foothills Trail, a path that would link Saddlerock, Castle Rock, and the Sage Hills Trails. Informal trails already exist in these areas, but we are working to develop a formal trail with convenient and attractive parking areas. In recent years, development has threatened or eliminated access to areas in the foothills that local people have enjoyed for decades. We are fortunate to have large areas of public land in the foothills and private landowners who are wiling to let people cross their land. It would be shortsighted to not maintain access to these areas for future generations.

A new Foothills Trail map is now available. Contact the Land Trust at (509) 667-9708 for a full size 11″ x 17″ map, or click here to download a smaller version of the Foothills Trail map.

Wenatchee Irish Dance

151 Orondo Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-679-1788

Wenatchee Irish Dance is an active part of the Wenatchee Valley with a dedicated group of dancers that keeps this traditional dance form alive through national and regional competitions and local performances in our community. Wenatchee Irish Dance is associated with the An Daire Academy of Irish Dance in Portland, OR, receiving instruction from our wonderful local teacher, former award winning students, and world class certified instructors.

Wenatchee Irish Dance is passing this traditional dance form onto a new generation of dancers. Students ages 6 to 50+ are improving their skills in both hard and soft shoe dances and having fun too!

 

Wenatchee School District

235 Sunset Avenue | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-663-8161

The Wenatchee School District has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, an alternative high school, and a 4A high school. The total number of students is approximately 7,125 with 450 teachers. The Wenatchee School District has a large minority student population: 30 per cent are Hispanic, 1.3 per cent Asian, and .5 African American. The district strives to employ exceptional educators to serve our diverse student population.

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Wenatchee Valley College

1300 5th St Wenatchee | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
(509) 682-6800

Wenatchee Valley College is a comprehensive community college serving North Central Washington serving students seeking a two-year liberal arts and sciences degree for transfer; those seeking a degree or specific job skills in a variety of technical and professional areas; those seeking to improve basic skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and English as a second language; and those seeking to improve professional or personal skills through continuing education. As a district, over 5,000 students are served each quarter (including part-time students).

High school students can take classes at WVC for college and high school credit through the statewide Running Start program or receive technical training and work experience through the Tech Prep program.

The college also has a very active community and Professional Development Department. This department offers a variety of personal and professional enrichment programs for those who wish to learn new skills or improve existing skills. In addition, this department offers customized training for businesses with specific training needs.

The Wenatchee campus’ 56-acre site includes classrooms and laboratories, a bookstore, student center, library, cafeteria, Campus Theater, gallery, district administrative offices, the Center for Lifelong Learning and the Washington Higher Education Telecommunications Center (WHETS). Two teaching and demonstration orchards serve agricultural students.

The Omak campus is located on a half-block site near downtown Omak. The campus has on-site parking and includes classrooms and laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, a student center, and a library annex.

Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, the National League for Nursing, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology, and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Sciences.

Club Pet is the home away from home for the happiest pets in the Wenatchee Valley – providing lodging, day camp, and spa services to those from Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, and areas beyond for over nine years. Here, dogs have three fully fenced areas where they can run with the pack and play together. There’s indoor space for cats and other small animals and individual dog kennels to keep your pet warm and comfortable. And there’s plenty of TLC and supervision. It’s a fun, safe place both you and your pet will love.

Owned and operated by the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, all revenues generated by Club Pet are used to support the homeless animals in your community.

Club Pet is open 7 days a week from 7:30am – 6:00pm

Wenatchee Valley Wine Tours – Hats off Limousine

1610 Maple Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-630-4716

Standard Tour / 4-5 hours
Mini Tour / 3 hours
Thursday – Sunday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hats Off Limousine now offers the ultimate day wine tour in the Wenatchee Valley! Enjoy a 4 to 5 hour wine tasting tour or a 3 hour Mini tour and make new friends as you explore one of Washington’s most celebrated wine regions in a Luxury Limousine. During this fun and informative tour, you will learn about the local history and geography that makes the Wenatchee Valley such a popular destination for wine lovers and foodies.

Your friendly and knowledgeable driver will take you to a selection of outstanding boutique wineries known for their great tasting wine and to an exceptional hard cider producer.

Each tour includes a stop for a gourmet lunch at the Chateau Restaurant, located in the Chateau Faire le Pont Winery, one of the many hidden-gem locations in the valley. The delicious and hearty lunches are presented among vineyard views, on the garden terrace or in the wine cellar depending on the weather.

Standard Tour
*$45.00 Per Person (Group of 12 or more)
*$55.00 Per Person (Group of less than 12)
Please call for pricing for groups of 6 or less

Mini Tour
*$30.00 Per Person (Group of 12 or more)
*$35.00 Per Person (Group of less than 12)
Please call for pricing for groups of 6 or less

*Does not include $10.00 for lunch or tasting fees

Vehicle type may vary depending on availability and number of passengers taking the tour.
Hats Off Limousines offers a selection of four Limousines and a luxury Town Car.

Tours Include:
• Luxury Limousine Vehicle
• Friendly, knowledgeable Driver
• Bottled Water
• Ice and wine glasses for tasting in the limousine
• Cooler for purchased wine
• Gourmet Lunch between 12:00 – 1:00pm ($10.00 per person)
• 3-5 Boutique Wineries
• 1 Artisan Hard Cider Company
• Pick up at your hotel between 10:45 – 11:00am
• Drop off at your hotel between 4:00 – 4:30pm

Which Wineries Do We Visit?
The itinerary may change daily based on the group’s unique dynamics or previous tasting experiences, and allows guests to tour multiple days and have a different experience each time. Below are a just a sample of the boutique properties we frequent; the tasting fee per winery range from Free – $5.00. Fees (if any) will be collected at each winery.

• Chateau Faire le Pont Winery: World class, ultra-premium wines from locally grown grapes.

• Stemilt Creek Winery: The fusion of nature’s elements creates the smooth, complex flavor of Stemilt Creek wine.

• Martin Scott Winery: Small quantities of handcrafted wines with an unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality wines possible.

• Fielding Hills Winery (by appointment only): Creating truly premiums reds wines is our primary goal at our family owned boutique winery.

• Snowdrift Cider Company: Fine cider blends resulting in rich hard ciders full of delicious complexity.

Call to Reserve Your Space Today!

Wenatchee Valleys Best Wine Tour

You’ll love ourWenatchee Wine Tasting Tour promoting Wenatchee Valley Wines located in the Columbia Cascade wine growing region. Your Wenatchee Wine Tour begins at the Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau where you will be wisked away in our Adventure Bus with easy access, lively music, and large windows so you can take-in the beautiful views along the way. You’ll sample Wenatchee Valleys best whites and reds from the region all while getting to know the Wine Masters who make award winning Washington State wines!

We’ll conveniently pick you up in the heart of Wenatchee and wisk you away to embark on a fantastic 3 hour wine tour. The Wenatchee Valley Wine Country has an abundance of wineries from Boutique to Grand. You’ll enjoy bold reds and crisp whites all while taking in the breathtaking views! Get to know the local Wine Masters as you taste the best wines Washington has to offer!!

Our Wenatchee wine tour consists of 3 hours visiting 3-4 local wineries, depending on the group size. Wenatchee wine tasting tour stops may include Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery,  Martin-Scott Winery, & Malaga Springs Winery. We’ll have refreshing bottled water so you can re-hydrate in between stops and your friendly, fun tour guide will also be there to keep you entertained.

Wenatchee Valley wines have been recognized in national magazine publications such as Wine Spectator, Gourmet and Sunset.The number of local wineries has been on the rise due to the area boasting of 300 Days of Sun every year making it the perfect environment for vineyards.

*Does not include tasting fees (usually free with wine purchase) or gratuity – Vehicle type may vary after our Adventure Bus has reached its full capacity for tour.
www.blueskyoutfitters.com

Wenatchee World Pressroom Tour

14 N Mission Street | Wenatchee, Washington 98801
509-663-3723

The Wenatchee World pressroom tour will show you how your daily newspaper is created. From the giant rolls of blank paper that each page is printed on to the adding of the sales inserts you will see the complete process that encompasses the creation of your daily newspaper.

  • Tours of the Wenatchee World newspaper pressroom will be available the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Group size is limited to a minimum of five people and a maximum of ten people.
  • To schedule your pressroom tour, contact the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce at info@wenatcheevalley.org.