Thirty five years ago on May 18, 1980. Mount St. Helens erupted, spewing ash, rock and hot gases into the air and causing mud to flow down the mountain sides. A visit to the site is awe inspiring of both nature’s power and ability to heal itself.
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Wildflower meadows frame the St. Helens crater
Photographer: Inge Johnsson
Description:Mount St. Helens
Location:Hummocks Trail near the Johnston Ridge Observatory
Date Created:May 15, 2015
Discover the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Tacoma's stunning link to the Thea Foss Waterway and the Museum of Glass. The 500 foot pedestrian bridge holds three amazing Chihuly glass installations, open to the public 24 hours a day.
Tour the only grain grinding mill in WA that grinds with stones, is powered by water and has maintained its original structural integrity. The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is over 100 years old and located near Vancouver, WA in the town of Woodland.
La Push Beach is actually divided into three sections. Popular Second Beach (pictured above), just east of LaPush, is reached by way of a .7 mile forested trail that leads to a 2-mile long sandy stretch of beach accented with photo-ready seastacks.
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Expansive Second Beach near La Push
Photographer: John Marshall
Date Created:May 08, 2015
Located near tiny Wastucna on the Palouse Scenic Byway, Palouse Falls is a gorgeous remnant of the Lake Missoula Floods that gouged this landscape around 16,000 years ago.
Looking for SCENIC ROAD TRIPS, things to do and places to stay in Washington State? Washington is an outdoor recreation paradise packed with places to visit for any interest from beach combing to wine tasting or extreme adventure. With twenty-nine officially designated National and State Scenic Byways—including the nation's only Marine Highway—you'll never want for road trip inspirations. Chuckanut Drive, the San Juan Islands, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula and the rolling hills of the Palouse are all great year-round destinations so make plans now to hit the road!
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Experience Washington State tourism and travel at its finest!
With an enormous variety of activities and attractions that range from cultural to adventurous, it can be difficult deciding exactly what things to do in Washington State. Climb into a cave; peer into a volcano; find a campground near towering waterfalls and pristine back country lakes; explore Washington State attractions; take a road trip on one of many Washington State Scenic Byways. It's all waiting for you when you plan a vacation in Washington State!
Want to learn more about what to do in Washington State? For more information on tourism, Washington State offers a free visitors' guide, Scenic Washington State.