Fodor's Expert Review Goldendale Observatory State Park

Goldendale Observatory Fodor's Choice

This 5-acre park on a 2,100-foot-elevation bluff just north of Goldendale's compact downtown contains one of the nation's largest public telescopes, and the town's remote location, far from the lights of any cities, is ideal. A major renovation and expansion in 2021 added a number of interesting interpretive exhibits to the observatory, and seating capacity has been tripled. Fascinating astronomy programs and sky-watching events are held during the day and evening, year-round.

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Quick Facts

1602 Observatory Dr.
Goldendale, Washington  98620, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10 parking, Closed Mon.–Thurs. in Oct.–Mar.

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