Tourists and locals enjoy watching the parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugs, barges and yachts passing through, as the locks' water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage.More info 55210 238th Ave E, Ashford, WA 98304 | 360-569-2177 Located two hours south of Seattle, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range at 14,410 feet and the second highest peak in the contiguous U. Visitors to Mount Rainier will enjoy an amazing array of natural wonders, including spectacular valleys and waterfalls, subalpine wildflower meadows, old growth forest, and the largest collection of glaciers on one peak in the U. More info 1st Ave & Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-682-7453 Flying fish, souvenir sweatshirts, vintage movie posters - Pike Place Market has all this and more.
3015 NW 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98107 | 206-783-7059 Known locally as the Ballard Locks, the Hiram M.Chittenden Locks provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington.Between the three mountain ranges are large, sweeping areas of semi-arid steppe, part of which has been irrigated due to the Columbia Basin Project, resulting in expansive farmland in central Washington.The Palouse, original home of the Appaloosa, is another major agricultural region located in the gently rolling hills of southeastern Washington and extending into Idaho.
The urban area stretches east into Idaho along the I-90 corridor through the Spokane River valley across the border of Idaho to Post Falls, Idaho and the city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on the north bank of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
The Northeastern Washington and Northern Idaho portion of the Inland Empire are mountainous and forested, and the crest of the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains forms part of the eastern boundary of the Inland Empire region, while the Columbia River forms a significant part of its southern boundary.