23 Famous Washington State Landmarks You Must Visit Story

By Kirke Männik

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Introduction

23 Famous Washington State Landmarks You Must Visit Story

Washington was named the 42nd state of the United States in 1889. It was named...

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Landmark 1

Columbia River

The Columbia River is a huge waterway, flowing from Columbia Lake at nearly 2,700 feet...

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Landmark 2

Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a fjord located along the coast of Washington state. It is part...

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Landmark 3

Chinook Point

Chinook Point is a historically important spot located near the mouth of the Colombia River....

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Landmark 4

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park dates back to 1899, when it was established as the fifth...

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Landmark 5

Space Needle, Seattle

The Space Needle is one of the most famous landmarks in Seattle. It is an...

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Landmark 6

Arthur Foss Tugboat, Seattle

The tug Arthur Foss is believed to be the oldest wooden-hulled tugboat still afloat. The...

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Landmark 7

Lake Union Park, Seattle

Lake Union Park, located near the center of Seattle, is the perfect place to take...

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Landmark 8

Deception Pass Bridge, Oak Harbor

Deception Pass Bridge is a name for two bridges connecting Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island....

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Landmark 9

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a reconstruction of the Hudson's Bay Company. It used...

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Landmark 10

Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Falls is one of the famous places in Washington state. Located east of Seattle,...

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Landmark 11

Olympic National Park, Port Angeles

Olympic National Park contains 4 regions and 3 different ecosystems. The park is therefore incredibly...

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Landmark 12

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park

Hoh Rainforest is one of the biggest temperate rainforests in the U.S that sees heavy...

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Landmark 13

Point of Arches, Olympic National Park

The Point of Arches is located along Shi Shi Beach, in an isolated corner of...

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Landmark 14

San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are an island group located between Washington state and Vancouver Island...

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Landmark 15

San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan Islands

San Juan Island National Historical Park consists of the U.S and British Army camps during...

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Landmark 16

Fort Worden Historical State Park, Port Townsend

Fort Worden Historical State Park, located on the Olympic Peninsula, is a popular tourist destination....

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Landmark 17

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park's 500,000 acres are located less than 3 hours from Seattle. Over...

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Landmark 18

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Castle Rock

Mount St. Helens is an active volcano found in the Pacific Northwest region of the...

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Landmark 19

The Ape Caves, Longview

The Ape Caves in Mount St. Helens formed nearly 200 years ago due to a...

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Landmark 20

The Enchantments, Leavenworth

The Enchantments is an area full of diverse nature. Over 700 alpine lakes and ponds...

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Landmark 21

Dry Falls, Coulee City

Dry Falls is a natural wonder that used to be one of the biggest waterfalls...

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Landmark 22

Old Capitol Building, Olympia

The Old Capitol Building in Olympia was originally built as a courthouse. The construction of...

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Landmark 23

B Reactor, Richland

The B Reactor, located near Richland at the Hanford Site, was the first large-scale nuclear...

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Conclusion

Summary

Washington state not only has an interesting history that can be learned from various angles...

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