This well-crafted town of Ellensburg is snuggled in the middle of the Kittitas Valley and is surrounded by the Cascade Range. This town goes back to the 19th century with the elegant yet historic buildings. Every first Friday of the new month is the Art Walk in Ellensburg. When you are in Ellensburg, you can reside in the Days Inn Ellensburg to make sure you have a sophisticated place to relax after coming from the daily stroll around the city.
So, let’s see what you can do while in Ellensburg to devour the real meaning of Ellensburg. Have a look!
Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center
This renewable energy center has occupied the central Washington where natural sunlight and wind is consumed to generate sustainable electricity. The renewable energy center has 150 wind turbines and offers the 60 minutes walking tours are offered. The electricity generation has touched 52 KW energy per day through the solar energy. At the top of the energy center, you can get a bird’s eye view of Mount Adams, Columbia River Basin, and Mount Hood.
Kittitas County Historical Museum
If you are into history and heritage, this museum is a real image of the Ellensburg with the Caldwell Building that dates back in 1889. In 1889, the building caught fire and has been termed as one of the oldest buildings in the area. There are a military, car, and business rooms categorized into different themes rooms. There are heritage items adorned in the main rooms, such as rock, mineral, and gold mining tools.
Clymer Museum of Art
John Clymer is the famous artesian who is renowned for the intricate details of the renderings and pieces of art. This museum is dedicated to Clymer and his art. This museum works with an aim to collect, preserve, and interprets the pieces of art made by John Clymer during his art career. The atmosphere of the museum is very comfortable, and the gift shop is there where replicas of Clymer’s’ art are sold.
As the name suggests, this rodeo event is the annual sports arena where the world’s top wrestlers, ropers, and riders gather to compete for the huge prize money of $400,000. This rodeo is one of the most famous rodeos of the America.
Olmstead Place State Park
This park is a farm built by the Olmstead family when they migrated here back in 1875. This family created an entirely productive farm that was in the family for over three generations. This park was given to the Washington State Park in 1968, which was transformed into a 217-acre public state park. There are picnic spots and the walking trails for the visitors.
If you have a knack for wine and consider yourself a pro, this place is your go-to place as they offer free tasting of the wines. This wine farm is the family business and signifies the sustainability and heritage of the wine and garden itself. Often, the art walks and live music concerts are held here, which have even won multiple awards.
This guide will ensure that you savor the real taste of Ellensburg and once you are done with the trolling and entertainment, make a stop at yellow church café offering the warm and wholesome experience if you want to eat the real American food!