Washington Cascade Mountains and Valleys

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  • 1. Chuckanut Drive

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Highway 11, also known as Chuckanut Drive, was once the only highway accessing Bellingham from the south. The drive begins in Fairhaven, reaches...Read More

  • 2. Foss Waterway Seaport

    Museum/Gallery

    With its beautiful setting right along the Thea Foss waterfront, the turn-of-the-20th-century, wharf-style structure—with a dashing modern glass...Read More

  • 3. Institute of Flight

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    This facility showcases the Boeing Everett line (747, 777, and 787), and the 98-acre site holds the world's largest building—so big that it...Read More

  • 4. Johnston Ridge Observatory

    Information Center

    The visitor center closest to the summit is named for scientist David Johnston, who was killed by the mountain's immense lateral blast, and...Read More

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  • 5. LeMay—America's Car Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    About 350 meticulously restored automobiles, from some of the world's earliest models to brassy muscle cars from the late '60s, are displayed...Read More

  • 6. Museum of Glass

    Museum/Gallery

    The showpiece of this spectacular, 2-acre combination of delicate and creative exhibits is the 500-foot-long Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a tunnel...Read More

  • 7. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    More than 200 different bird species along with a slew of reptiles, mammals, and amphibians thrive amid the marshes and grasslands of this 4...Read More

  • 8. Padilla Bay National Estuarine Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    At this serene wildlife preserve adjacent to Bayview State Park, the Breazeale Interpretive Center has great birding: there are black Brant...Read More

  • 9. Point Defiance Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Jutting into Commencement Bay, this hilly, 760-acre park surrounds Five Mile Drive with lush picnicking fields and patches of forest. Hiking...Read More

  • 10. Port Gamble Historic Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Beneath the town's quaint General Store, the Smithsonian-designed Port Gamble Historic Museum takes you through the region's timber heyday....Read More

  • 11. Snoqualmie Falls

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Spring and summer snowmelt turn the Snoqualmie River into a thundering torrent at Snoqualmie Falls. These sweeping cascades provided the backdrop...Read More

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  • 12. Spirit Lake Highway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Officially known as Highway 504, this winding road rises some 4,000 feet from the town of Castle Rock (just off I–5, Exit 49) to within about...Read More

  • 13. Whatcom Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Bellingham's art and history museum comprises three buildings near one another downtown. At its centerpiece is the Lightcatcher, a LEED-certified...Read More

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