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Things to do in Washington State
Washington State is in the North Western Region of the United States and it is a beautiful state for sightseeing. It is a cosmopolitan state with a large number of tourist attractions and those include galleries, depositories, monuments and a lot of beautiful parks. Let’s start with what Washington State has to offer for the kids. The following is a list of things to do in Washington State with kids. It offers a lot of exciting things to do for kids. The list includes interactive museum visits, exciting activities that are held outdoors, eateries and amusement parks.Among the museums, the most popular one is the National History Museum, which is known for its exhibits of lions, tigers and sea animals which offers a lot of excitements to kids. The Air and Space Museum also helps kids explore Space, The museum of the American Indian offers story telling in the traditional way and demonstrations for cooking. The other fascination for kids is the doll house which offers kids an experience to look at dolls in a huge doll house consisting of 23 rooms. The Lincoln Memorial offers a lovely time to kids because ducks are around the alluring pool near to which kids play and spend their time. A boat ride in the C and O Canals is another attraction. Kids love eating at places like the Cactus Cantina, Legal Seafoods and Comet Ping-Pong and PIZZA. Kids love to shop for themselves and there are a few stores like Yiro and twixt which offer trendy economical clothing and accessories. Now let’s look at the other tourist attraction in Washington for families and groups. Among the list of museums to visit for the tourists a few of them include the Navy Museum, which is an attraction because the museum houses different naval equipment and artifacts which have been preserved for years together.
The other famous group of museums is the Smithsonian Museum which consists of 19 museums that showcase culture, art, future, space history and sciences. The museum houses 137 million exhibits and the best part of all these museums is that there is no charge for entering the museums. Among the monuments that are present in Washington, a few includes the National Mall and other memorials. Another attraction for Tourists is the large number of scenic parks and gardens. The botanic Garden is one of them and it contains a living plant depository which has an exhibition of different tropical, subtropical and seasonal plants. These parks offer a rejuvenating and relaxing experience for its visitors. There are many beautiful trials for hiking and biking. The best routes in terms of scenic beauty are the C and O canal and the Wolf trap Farm Park. During the summer, there are a lot of summer concerts and performances which provide entertainment to people. Washington is one of the most breathtaking states in terms of its natural beauty. Mount Rainer and Mount Baker are snow-clad mountains which offer a magnificent View. Just a glance at these mountains will provide a soothing effect to the eyes. Seattle, which is located in Washington State, is an exciting town as it has a popular fish market and a tall tower called Space Needle, which is pretty tall. Spokane is another city which should be visited and is always accounted in the list of things to do in Washington State. This city offers some ethnic food and a lot of interesting displays that concern the conservations of the environment. Winter Sports are another attraction and it includes sports activities like snowshoeing, skijoring, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and dog sledding. These activities are available in the parks like Mount RAINER National park and the Olympic National Park. Tourists also get to look at the wildlife that appear during the winters in Washington like the Elk, Deer, Raccoon, Mink, Hares and weasels. For those people who are wine lovers, there is a famous winery called the Chateau Ste Michelle and it is the oldest winery of the state. There are daily wine tastings and tours organized by the winery. Another option for the adventurous tourists is camping in the beautiful locales of Washington State. Camping in Washington State is one of the most rewarding experiences and it offers a great pleasure to all those who opt for it. The drive towards the camping place itself is so scenic that the trip becomes worthwhile camping along the Coastline like a place called Ocean City Sate Park would be a lovely experience because it is along the shores of the Pacific Ocean and it offers a breathtaking view of the sunset and sunrise. The cool ocean breeze and the natural sound of the waves touching the shores make it an extremely blissful place to be. National parks and monuments
There are three National Parks and two National Monuments in Washington:
Mount Rainier National Park
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Hanford Reach National Monument
National forests
Nine national forests are located (at least partly) in Washington:
Colville National Forest
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Kaniksu National Forest
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Okanogan National Forest
Olympic National Forest
Umatilla National Forest
Wenatchee National Forest
Federally protected wildernesses
31 wildernesses are located (at least partly) in Washington, including:
Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Glacier Peak Wilderness
Goat Rocks Wilderness
Henry M. Jackson Wilderness
Juniper Dunes Wilderness
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness
Mount Baker Wilderness
Norse Peak Wilderness
Olympic Wilderness
Pasayten Wilderness
Wild Sky Wilderness
National wildlife refuges
23 National Wildlife Refuges are located (at least partly) in Washington including:
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

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