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Day Trips

Leavenworth is located in the heart of the Cascade foothills with scenery so beautiful that it is home to the official Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival.

Please see the events calendars for special events and festivals that may be scheduled during your stay in Leavenworth. If you are coming this week then check out “This Week In Leavenworth!”

On this page you will find links to attractions and scenery that we believe are “must sees.”

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Ohme Gardens

Nearly a mile of natural stone pathways traverses hillside gardens, ushering you past breathtaking panoramic views, towering cedars and firs, lush foliage, mesmerizing waterfalls and tranquil pools. Stone benches located throughout the grounds provide ample opportunities to savor the beauty of Ohme Gardens. The average time to tour the Gardens is one hour.

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Liberty Orchards Candy Factory

Not much has changed since the Liberty Orchards Candy Factory began in 1920; they still use only the finest ingredients and slow-cook every batch of candy by hand. Over the years they’ve welcomed thousands of visitors from all over the world to the little factory in Cashmere, Washington. Visit them for a friendly tour through the factory and free candy samples

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Cascade Loop Scenic Drive

This 400 mile self-guided driving tour circles through the heart of Washington from the waters of Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains and into the high desert climate of the Columbia River Valley. You will see incredible scenery, National Parks, quaint towns and enjoy diverse activities.

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Rocky Reach Dam

Look a salmon in the eye. A highlight of any visit to the Rocky Reach Visitor Center is the opportunity for a close-up view of fish passing through the fishway. The best months of the year to see Chinook salmon are May and August. Sockeye salmon are most visible during July, and it’s September for steelhead.Conveniently arranged guided or self-guided tours take visitors through the Museum of the Columbia, featuring a look back at the rich history of early life along the Columbia River.

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Washington Apple Commission

The Visitors Center & Gift Shop provides a stop that appeals to group tours, individual travelers, student groups and families. Admission is free and each guest receives complimentary apple slices and Tree Top apple juice.

View a 15 – minute film about the Washington apple industry
See displays covering pollination, irrigation, pruning, research & technology. Take home unique items from the Gift Shop

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Pioneer Village

Cashmere’s Pioneer Village is constructed of twenty original pioneer structures dating back to the late 1800’s, complete with interior artifacts, to provide an accurate “snapshot” of life the way it was in simpler times.

The Chelan County Historical Museum houses treasures of historical interest for young and old alike. The 13,000 square foot museum includes outstanding displays of Native American artifacts, natural history, and pioneer exhibits.

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Slide Waters Lake Chelan Water Park Experience the rush of racing a friend down the twist and turns of the four main slides or enjoying the new Lazy River! Experience the gentle flow of out river as you float along and take in the view of Lake Chelan. There is something for all ages, the Aqua Zoo is a play area designed for children under 48 inches and offers multiple min animal slides and attractions as well as a water teeter-totter, and mushroom waterfall. A day at slidewaters is the perfect place for your family-fun and our well trained, friendly staff is constantly alert and helpful to ensure your stay is safe and better than you ever imagined.

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