Opened in 1892 as the state's agriculture school, Washington State University today sprawls almost all the way to the Idaho state line. To park on campus, pick up a parking pass in the Security Building on Wilson Road.
Ferdinand's. On weekdays between 9:30 and 4:30, you can pop into Ferdinand's, a soda fountain-cheese shop in the food-science building, to buy Aged Cougar Gold, a cheddar-type cheese in a can. 2035 N.E. Ferdinand's La.,
99163. 509/335–2141. public.wsu.edu/creamery/.
Museum of Art. The small Museum of Art has lectures, as well as exhibitions that might include turned-wood art, Native American art, or landscaping displays. WSU Fine Arts Center, Wilson Rd. and Stadium Way, 99163. 509/335–1910. museum.wsu.edu. Free. School year, Mon.–Wed., Fri. and Sat. 10–4, Thurs. 10–7; call for summer hours.
Charles R. Conner Museum of Zoology. This museum has the finest collection of stuffed birds and mammals and preserved invertebrates in the Pacific Northwest. Abelson Hall, Library Rd. and College Ave., 99164. 509/335–3515. sbs.wsu.edu/connermuseum/. Free. Daily 8–5.