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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!
Since 1920, American Shoe Shop, Inc. has been repairing and restoring shoes and leather goods in the Wenatchee Valley. Our expertise will bring your old shoes or boots into nearly new or better condition. We also specialize in orthopedic work such as build-ups for leg length issues and many other modifications.
American Shoe Shop, Inc. is your source for unique, quality footwear in North Central Washington and beyond. We also carry a wide variety of footwear ranging from casual and sport sandals to custom made heavy duty work boots.
Hours: Monday 8am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm, closed on Sundays.
The Antique Mall in downtown Wenatchee has a little bit of something for everyone: Albums, record players, jewelry, china, furniture, clothing, lighting, pottery, clocks, cookbooks and crates, but that is just the beginning.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday noon -4pm
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Over 2 million members choose Anytime Fitness. Why? Because it’s convenient, affordable, and fun. And with 24/7 access to thousands of our clubs around the globe, you can workout on your terms. Fitness has never been so easy.
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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
Antique lovers and treasure hunters travel from all corners of the United States to visit Apple Annie’s Antique Gallery located on the Cascade Loop – the best road trip vacation in the Pacific Northwest – and it’s easy to understand why.
With 70,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, consignment furniture and unique gift ideas on display daily, visitors spend hours imagining the possibilities at one of Washington’s largest antique malls. And, with a rotation of up to 200 vendors that strive to provide creative displays stocked with hard-to-find collectible items, there truly is reason to return often.
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.
In this fast-paced world of ours, change is inevitable. However, our grass-roots philosophy will remain . . . we will continue to provide the highest quality of products and service in a friendly and small-town environment. So stop by and visit with us . . . we’d love to hear your sporting adventures . . . maybe we could even go out together for a ski run or bike ride. . . just come on in . . . we’re where your lifestyle of fun begins!
Hours: Sundays noon-5pm, Monday through Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-6pm
Nature & Nurture
Escape into a beautiful environment and cultivate your sense of calm. The Aspen Leaf Day Spa, nestled amid the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, is the ideal respite from the every day. Immerse yourself in our range of holistic services – inspired by and in cooperation with nature. You’ll emerge serene and rejuvenated, poised to explore our art walk, gourmet cuisine, and all the splendor of Sleeping Lady. Our professional, licensed, and dedicated staff members are committed to bringing wellness to you and your environment today, tomorrow and beyond. Visit SleepingLady.com to peruse our menu of spa services.
Facials, Peels, Microdermabrasion, Massage, Signature Jade Treatments, Spa Packages, Body Scrubs, Mud Wraps, Reiki and Energy Balancing, Foot Rituals, Waxing, Tinting, Sugaring, Steam and Sauna.
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30pm, Sundays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At Balsamroot they believe strongly in supporting the artistic handmade community. Their goal is to bring beautiful, functional and affordable American handcrafted goods to you.
Stop in and browse our beautifully curated selections.
Balsamroot Boutique is located at the award winning Pybus Public Market. Listen to some music, have a glass of wine or dinner and enjoy all the market has to offer.
Come and enjoy an incredible yoga experience in our heated studio. We offer a variety of classes led by talented instructors and reasonable prices. Practicing yoga in a heated atmosphere increases flexibility, strength and balance. More benefit without the risk of injury. Our knowledgeable yoga instructors are nationally recognized with Yoga Alliance, guiding your through each posture safely and correctly. Check out our schedule and sign up online.
A store for the REAL Woman: We offer dress and casual clothing from top designers like Joseph Ribkoff, Barbara Lesser, Christine Alexander, Karen Kane, Allen Allen, Cactus, and many many more. We also carry Brighton Jewelry, handbags, belts, sunglasses, and gifts, as well as, Vera Bradley handbags.
Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm
Columbia River Interiors offers a wide array of flooring, including all types of carpet, tile, hardwoods, laminates and vinyls. They also have a full line of custom cabinets and counter tops and offer free estimates. Located on North Mission, next to the AAA Office and across from Shakti’s Restaurant
Hours: 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.
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We want every aspect of your shopping experience to meet or exceed your expectations. At Davis we’re not after the quick sale. We want you back along with your family and friends for years to come. Thousands of customers have placed their trust with us. Davis Furniture has been located in Historic Downtown Wenatchee for over 80 years. We invite you to stop in and let us help you with your home furnishing needs.
Good design requires more than taste. It requires a listening ear. We’ll discuss your likes, lifestyle and budget to help you put together a room you’ve always wanted. A beautifully designed room avoids costly mistakes and will give you years of enjoyment. Masterplan is a complimentary service and we invite you to contact us for an appointment.
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.
Proudly Non-Tipping since 2001: Our team has proudly chosen to be a ‘Non-Tipping Establishment’. Yes, you can already feel the difference.
Open: Tuesdays: 8am-7pm, Wednesday-Friday: 8-8pm: Saturday: 8-5 pm Closed: Sunday & Monday
A uniquely beautiful shop that caters to the feminine side of us. Soaps, home decor items, candles, pajamas, robes, clothing, jewelry, and more. Check them out on Facebook. They also have a unique rental space for intimate events as gatherings.
Gold’s Gym of the Wenatchee Valley offers unparalleled Group Exercise classes (GGX) – Gold’s Gym Wenatchee. Getting involved in a Group Exercise class can help break you out of your workout routine, push your body to new limits, and motivate you through the camaraderie of a group! So, what are you waiting for?! Check the schedule and we’ll see you in class!
At the Gold’s Gyms of Wenatchee Valley we offer several different types of personal training options. Our variety includes non-traditional training options such as Kinesis, Assisted Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Reformer Pilates. If you are ready to mix up your workout routine or you just need a challenge, try these out. Don’t wait another second! See what these training options are all about!
Welcome to Gypsy Lotus brick and mortar little shop of handcrafted items inspired by the Northwest. A Cultured Lifestyle company. Stop in and take a look or take a class. “We’re brand spanken new, like a big gooey green caterpillar… unknown and a little clumsy. But we’re hungry as hell and ready to burst down the cocoon of mindless mediocrity! We’re spreading our wings, leading by example, and looking good while we do it. We’re stopping to smell any flower we fancy. Our very existence sparks a quantum physical typhoon, unleashing a fury of inspiration, creativity and originality like none this world has known! We are… GYPSY LOTUS.”
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.
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
With 1,000 stores worldwide, we not only have enormous buying power, but we have partners in all of the major brands, mills and manufacturers. We’ve done the research for you. Just tell us your needs, and we’ll satisfy them beyond your expectations. In Wenatchee look to us for one of the largest selections of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl, area rugs and more — and you’ll always find the best products and great savings … every day.
Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling, Shakira’d-be-proud dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Classes include strength training, dance mixx and much more! You’ve been hearing about #thenewjazzercise Our new formats will leave you #drenched #sweaty #sore #fit #amazed #worked #hooked #wantingmore
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.
Leavenworth Shuttle and Taxi is now introducing Wine Tours to the valley, each of our specialty designed tours feature three of Wenatchee’s premier vineyards that you choose! Enjoy the sun and nature while relaxing in our shuttles with snacks and cold water in between estates. Each winery feature’s their own wine grown right on the property where you can tour the icy cellars, take a jaunt through the vineyard, or relax and sample many different varieties throughout the Wenatchee Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Featured on FAB.com and NBC’s Today Show, Pak it Rite ships spectacularly fresh produce direct from the Apple Capital of the world, visit our retail pack and ship store in Wenatchee, the corner of Mission and First Street.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm Pacific Time, Closed Sunday
Specialty running and hiking store carrying all the name brands you would expect and more. Mens and Womens clothing, jackets, and active wear for most sports and all seasons.
Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday through Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-4.
Welcome to one of Wenatchee’s most unique downtown destinations! Pybus 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. Live local music “on the Rail Car” is featured Friday nights year round.
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.
Rocky Reach dam Visitor Hours
Savi is bringing woman’s fashion to the Wenatchee Valley.
We carry brands such as Hudson, Michael Stars, UGG, Lucky, M-Rena, White Crow, Black Swan, Dear John Jeans and many more
Whether your passion is hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking or shooting, it’s important to have the right equipment when you head into the great outdoors. Quality gear gives you the edge you need to perform well and enjoy the journey. That’s why Sportsman’s Warehouse carries only top-quality, brand-name products for the serious outdoor enthusiast.
Take the time to get to know your local Sportsman’s Warehouse. You’ll find that we are “the great indoors for those who love the great outdoors.” We’re more than just a store — we’re your outdoor adventure partner, so be sure to take advantage of our friendly experts, quality gear and down home attitude. You’ll be glad you did.
Stage Kids WA (SKWA) Musical Theater Classes include drama, music and choreography. Learn from experienced teachers and performers while having FUN!
Our musical theater classes are focused on skill-development, not performance. They are not just for performers but for any child who wants to explore performing arts. Your child will learn how to express him or herself, gaining poise and self-confidence. We encourage creativity and imagination!
Each session (Fall and Spring) SKWA offers a 4, 6, and 7 week theater arts classes to children & youth grades 1-8. These 30, 60 or 75 minute after-school classes will be held at the Numerica Performing Arts Center (PAC). During the final week of classes, students will display a portion of what they’ve learned by participating in a “Class Act” for their families.
Today Dick, Regan, Craig Myers and the entire Standard Paint & Flooring family continue to rely on the same standard of offering quality products and personal service, making Standard Paint & Flooring a place “where service is still in style.”
Services include: Flooring: carpet, hardwood, tile and stone, laminate, vinyl and area rugs. They also have cabinets, window treatments, Stucco & EIFS, lighting and cabinets. More
Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment, such as a Reformer. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. (Yeah, we know – who doesn’t want that?)
It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.
When you’re trying to find discount flooring in Wenatchee, The Floor Factory will have what you need. We carry an amazing stock of flooring that is priced affordably so you can have the floors you’ve always wanted. Pick from a variety of products including hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, carpet, laminate, vinyl and more. It doesn’t matter what material you select to have installed, each one will look beautiful in your house!
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Closed Suunday
We’re a family owned gift shop located in downtown Wenatchee. Our gift shop specializes in home decor, baby gifts, gourmet foods, and fabulous fashion accessories. We’re also known for our Christmas decorations, wedding registry, and unique jewelry.
Toll-free (877) 550-LILY
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Sundays 11am-4pm
The Happy Crop Shoppe is a locally owned and operated Retail Marijuana Store, one of the first of its kind, a legal marijuana retail store in Washington State. Owned and operated by a diverse team of experts from all walks of life, dedicated to making your experience a memorable one while offering on the best products and customer service.
We are a community oriented business and try to support local organizations as much as possible. So the more you buy from The Kitchen Sync, the more I can give back to the community. Thanks for shopping!
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturdays: 10am – 5pm, Sundays: noon-4pm in December only (otherwise closed Sunday)
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.
Tumbleweed believes in keeping life and accessories simple, fun and beautifully designed. We strive to make style a little easier by helping you feel fabulous all around. Tumbleweed jewelry is elegant and fashionably versatile.
“We needed a place to make jewelry. This need turned into a great little lifestyle boutique in downtown Wenatchee, WA. You’ll find a wide variety of goods including jewelry, candles, gifts, baby goods and so much more.”
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.
The Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club, is a non-profit, members-owned recreational facility in operation since 1961. The club offers the valley’s only full service facility with a multitude programs for all ages and skills on over 8 acres of facilities, including 9 outdoor and 4 indoor tennis courts, 3 racquetball courts, 1 squash court, an outdoor swimming pool, cycle and yoga studios, basketball court and weight room. The club is truly a place for the whole family to spend time together as part of their fit and healthy lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The YMCA offers youth recreation, adult fitness, and family programs at the YMCA in downtown Wenatchee, at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center in East Wenatchee, and at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp.
The YMCA is located at the corner of Chelan and Orondo in downtown Wenatchee. The Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center is located at 980 3rd Street in East Wenatchee.
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
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.
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.
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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.
Come explore with our experts. Guided bus tours take you to all the best sights. Each tour is unique. Register for all seven to get an overview of the area. Dates and More. $40-$45 per person. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center 509.888.6240.
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.
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
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.
Liberty Cinemas located in Historic Downtown Wenatchee
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 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.”
Rekindled means to revive or renew, Our Rekindled is a local business in Wenatchee where you may find unique home decor, re-purposed and restored furniture, decor and vintage items.
Open: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-6pm
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.
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.
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Hours for the Visitor Center 9am-6pm and the Museum of the Columbia is open 9am-5:30pm
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.
Hours are 9am – 5:30pm
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.
Preschool Storytime:A free fun-filled half hour of stories, songs and rhymes Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays at 10:30am Baby/Toddler Storytime: Fridays at 10am in the Children’s room Pajama Storytime: Tuesdays at 7pm. You can wear pajamas to these night time storytimes.
Threads opened in the heart of downtown Wenatchee in 2016. Our main focus is in women’s fashion for ages 20’s on up but we also carry other items including handbags, candles, cards, gifts items, and even some furniture. We strive to find brands which are up and coming many of which cannot be found at many of the big box retailers or online stores. We do offer premium denim including AG, Joe’s Jeans, Parker Smith, and soon to be arriving Paige Jeans. Many of the items you will find in our store are purchased in limited quantities so you don’t end up wearing the same items as your friends or co-workers!
Because every woman deserves to find that perfect pair of jeans. Available for private fittings and after-hours groups & events.
Contact us for rates and booking schedule.
The Wells Hydroelectric Project operated by the Douglas County PUD has a unique hydrocombine design that incorporates the powerhouse, spillway, switch-yard 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 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 brood stock 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”.
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.
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.
Director: Peter Jelsing
Welcome to Hats Off Limousine and Towncar Service. We are located in Wenatchee, Washington and provide service throughout the state.
Our mission is to provide safe, dependable and courteous service to all of our valued guests. Our professional drivers have clean driving records and are well experienced and trained.
We provide our guests with the highest level of personalized service. We accommodate Private transportation for:
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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.