Blue Lake & Stevens Peak in Fall-Olympic
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Washington is the Northwestern-most state of the contiguous United States. It is bordered to the north by the Canadian province of British Columbia, to the south by Oregon, to the east by Idaho and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Nickname: The Evergreen State



Tulalip Resort Casino



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The Evergreen State College
The country’s bad mood may doom state heritage-tourism plan
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Bainbridge Island

kitsap tours
Attractions - Trip Advisor



Mount Rainer

Mount Rainer National Park

Olympic National Park - @OneSquareInch

Salish Sea

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has adopted the name Salish Sea for the inland waters that stretch from Olympia north to Canada's Desolation Sound. The name was proposed to describe the region's far-reaching ecosystem, which until now has not had an official name but includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia - all well known marine waterways in the Pacific Northwest.


Spokane has the largest number of city parks per capita of any city in the entire United States.

Seven colleges and universities including Gonzaga University and Whitworth College are located within the city limits. Eastern Washington University is a short drive away in Cheney.

Riverfront Park is the destination for foodies every September when the Pig Out in the Park is held over Labor Day weekend.

Carousel is the Americanized spelling, but the official website for the Looff uses the original French carrousel. There is even a 3D SketchUp model of the Looff now for Google Earth fans


Tacoma Art Museum connects people and builds community through art. The museum serves the diverse communities of the region through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest. The museum’s five galleries display an array of major national shows, the best of Northwest art, creatively themed exhibitions, and historical retrospectives. In addition, there is an Education Wing for children, adults, and seniors with an art resource center, classroom, and studio for art making. Tacoma Art Museum is located in Tacoma’s Museum District, near the Museum of Glass, the Washington State History Museum and historic Union Station.
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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Wikipedia
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Indigenous Peoples

Quileute - Wikipedia


Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Some say the 110,000-acre monument should be a national park.


Washington Lodging Association