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Date Posted - 06/03/2015

School's Out for Summer!

School's Out for Summer!

Time for fun with the family. Visit U-pick farms in the Yakima Valley! Experience picking fresh fruit off the tree. Learn about growing cherries at the free self guided tour through a cherry orchard. Celebrate the fruit harvests of strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples and more. Pet farm animals, take a historic Trolley ride, visit a family friendly festival in a park with free museum admission or float down a river. There are lots of fun things to do with the kids this summer.…Read More. ##folklife #yakima valley museum ##winery ##yakima river #u-pick #fruit #festivals #trolley

Date Posted - 06/16/2015

Old Town Days - Step into History

Old Town Days - Step into History

The first people to settle the city of Union Gap came by wagon train traveling to Puget Sound in 1865. Led by Dr L. H Goodwin they left the trail along the Columbia River and followed the Yakima River north. The settlers stopped at the gap between the hills, Union Gap, deciding not to continue because Goodwin’s wife was ill. Others in Goodwin's party, besides his wife and children, were his nephew Thomas, Walter Lindsey family, John Rozelle family, and William Harrington, Rozelle's son-in-law. Goodwin's wife Priscilla died on December 18, 1865, and was buried on a nearby cliff overlooking the Yakima River. This site near the Goodwin homestead became the Pioneer Cemetery. This year commemorates the 150th year of the Pioneer Graveyard, kicking off Old Town Days.…Read More. #civil war #family friendly

Date Posted - 04/20/2016

Art in the Valley!

Art in the Valley!

The Yakima Valley's striking landscapes and breathtaking vistas have drawn artists from all over the world, and the art community in our Valley is as unique and vibrant as the artists themselves.  We've compiled a great resource of all the art happenings from up and down the Valley, so you can make sure and get out there to find that perfect piece!…Read More. #art #artshows #museums

Date Posted - 06/01/2016

Roadside Attractions of the Yakima Valley

Roadside Attractions of the Yakima Valley

Taking a weekend roadtrip and looking for that perfect Instagram shot?  Check out these unique and interesting roadside attractions in the Yakima Valley!  Guaranteed to get you a bunch of likes!…Read More. #road trips #roadside attractions #yakima valley

Date Posted - 07/06/2016

10 Great Kid-Friendly Summer Activities!

10 Great Kid-Friendly Summer Activities!

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer?  Come to the Yakima Valley and try out our collection of awesome kid-friendly activities!    …Read More. #children's activites #kid-friendly #summer #yakima valley

Date Posted - 02/22/2017

75 Free Things to Do - Art & History

75 Free Things to Do - Art & History

Continuing our 75 Free Things to do in the Yakima Valley, here is a great collection of art and history events and offerings that will please your family and your wallet!…Read More. # art #history #sunnyside #union gap