Things to do in Washington State
Washington State Tourist Attractions
Enjoy an electric and eclectic selection of awesome attractions such as Muckleshoot Casino, Silverwood Theme Park and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The list goes on and you can read all about these and several other places of interest below.
Owned and operated by the Muckeshoot Indian Tribe, Muckleshoot Casino features more than 2,600 slot machines and a whole host of table games like poker, blackjack, craps and roulette. Excellent musical entertainment and fine dining are also on tap at this gargantuan gaming paradise located in Auburn, Washington not far from downtown Seattle and just a few miles from the Best Western Peppertree Auburn Inn. For more information, visit www.muckleshootcasino.com.
Silverwood Theme Park
Silverwood is the Northwest’s largest theme park. Discover more than 60 rides, shows and attractions – everything from an unbelievable underground roller coaster and gigantic wave pool to live stage performances and an oh-so-cool ice show. Great food and fun games also await you at Silverwood in Idaho about 30 miles from Washington State’s Best Western Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn. For more information, visit www.silverwoodthemepark.com/index.html.
Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located on a breathtaking campus in Cheney, Washington, 17 miles from Spokane and close to both the Best Western Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn and Best Western Peppertree Airport Inn. More than 9,500 students attend this well-respected institution of higher learning that offers nearly 200 fields of study. The school’s mission is simple, yet pertinent and focus on career preparation with a strong underpinning in the liberal arts. For more information, visit www.ewu.edu/Home.xml.
Six Flags Wild Waves & Enchanted Village
The whole family will be enchanted by the awesome thrills, chills and good old-fashioned fun that can be had around every corner at this terrific theme park near the Best Western Peppertree Auburn Inn. Experience amazing rides like Timberhawk, a 50-mile-per-hour wooden roller coaster, as well as attractions like Wild Waves, the Northwest’s largest water park. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/parks/enchantedvillage/ParkInfo/index.asp.
Rafting/Kayaking (Spokane River)
For the best whitewater rafting in the area, leave the driving to Pangaea Expeditions. A variety of trips are available. They run the gamut from family whitewater to scenic flat water for prime-timers and young children to river wine floats for thrill-seekers seeking a more sophisticated adventure. All of this is non-stop action is easy to access from both the Best Western Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn and Best Western Peppertree Airport Inn. For more information, call Pangaea Expeditionsat 406-239-2392 or 877-239-2392 or visit www.pangaea-expeditions.net.
Located on the site of the Expo – 74 World’s Fair in the heart of downtown Spokane and a mere five miles from the Best Western Peppertree Airport Inn, this is one urban park you won’t want to miss. Enjoy 100-acres of lush green meadows with a cascading river, a scenic sky ride over the Spokane Falls and a spin on the historic 1909 Looff Carousel. For more information, visit www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com.
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Encompassing approximately 16,000 acres of the Channeled Scablands, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 to provide productive breeding and nesting grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife. This breathtaking area on the eastern edge of the Columbia Basin in Spokane County in northeastern Washington was formed by glacial floods at the end of the last ice age. Guests of both the Best Western Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn and the Best Western Peppertree Airport Inn will enjoy proximity to this one-of-a-kind habitat. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/turnbull.
Mt. Rainier National Park
Established in 1899, Mount Rainier National Park is comprised of an amazing 235,625 acres. Mount Rainier, an active volcano enveloped in more than 35 square miles of snow and ice, is surrounded by old-growth forest and marvelous wildflower meadows. This one-of-a-kind park, which is about 2 hours from the Best Western Peppertree Auburn Inn, was designated a National Historic Landmark District. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/archive/mora/home.htm.
If you have a need to witness speed, check out the checkered flag action at Pacific Raceways not far from Best Western Peppertree Auburn Inn. Experience lightning-fast fun and motor sports to the max-everything from motocross to drag racing to stock car racing. For more information, visit www.pacificraceways.com.
Wild WatersWet and wild fun awaits you at Wild Waters in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho near the Best Western Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn. Kids of all ages will enjoy a wide range of radical activities. There are 14 water slides to choose from as well two gigantic heated pools and two 100-person hot tubs. Plus, there’s Dolphin Island, a veritable playtime paradise for little ones aged two to six. For more information, visit www.wildwaterswaterpark.com.