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Winding Road

Road Trip from Seattle, WA to Boardman, OR

Embark on an unforgettable road trip from the cityscape of Seattle, Washington, to the tranquil landscapes of Boardman, Oregon. As you leave the bustling streets behind, you'll find yourself immersed in the diverse beauty of the Northeast Oregon.

 

As you approach Boardman, the scenery transforms, welcoming you to the serene charm of rural Oregon. We've put together some of our favorite stops along the way - whether you are traveling with children, as a couple, or with friends. 

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SNOQUALMIE FALLS

Located just east of Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls offers breathtaking views of a majestic waterfall. There's a viewing platform where you can take in the scenery, and a nearby lodge where you can grab a meal or snack. 

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DOWNTOWN ELLENSBURG

 

Ellensburg is a charming town located along Interstate 90. Take a stroll through its historic downtown area, where you'll find unique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes. Don't miss the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame if you're interested in western heritage.

YAKIMA VALLEY

 

As you continue southeast, consider taking a detour into the Yakima Valley wine country. The region is known for its vineyards and wineries, where you can enjoy wine tastings and scenic views of the countryside.

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN PROSSER

 

Prosser is another town in the Yakima Valley worth exploring. Its historic downtown area is lined with boutique shops, antique stores, and restaurants. Be sure to visit the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center to learn more about the local wine industry.

STATE ROUTE 821

 

Add some river canyon scenery to your route by taking State Route 82. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Yakima River Scenic Canyon. Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, winding river vistas, and abundant wildlife.

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WILD HORSES MONUMENT

 

Witness up close one of the most frequently viewed public artworks in the state of Washington, while admiring a broad view of the Columbia River 

COLUMBIA PARK

 

Take a break from driving and enjoy some outdoor recreation at Columbia Park in Kennewick. This expansive park along the Columbia River offers walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and scenic views.

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HANFORD TOURS, MANHATTEN PROJECT

 

Experience the rich history of the Hanford Site in Richland, WA, through guided tours offered by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Attend the B Reactor Tour to delve into the science behind plutonium production, a crucial aspect of the nuclear age. Additionally, explore the Pre-War Historic Sites Tour, led by the US Department of Energy, to learn about the farming communities displaced by the Manhattan Project and visit pre-project sites on the Hanford Site, offering insight into the area's past.

COLUMBIA CENTER MALL

 

Once you reach the Tri-Cities area, stop by the Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick for more shopping and dining options. The mall features a variety of stores, as well as restaurants and a food court.

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Destination: River Lodge & Cabins

 

When it comes to lodging, River Lodge and Cabins has everything you need for the perfect vacation. Our accommodations include comfortable cabins and lodge rooms with stunning views of the Columbia River. 

 

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