15 Best Things to Do in Walla-Walla

15 Best Things to Do in Walla-Walla

Walla-Walla is a beautiful and large city in Washington, United States. It is the largest city in the Walla-Walla County. The city is warm, beautiful and sunny in the summer season, and is covered with deep, white and opaque snow during the winter season, so choose the type of weather you want to experience in this vast city as it offers all kinds of experiences according to your taste.

Walla-Walla is the perfect city to visit if you love wines, for the city is mostly filled with vineyards that provide the best kinds of local wines and beers.

We believe that it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call it the “wasted city”, so let us begin by taking you into the heart of the city and explore the top 15 things to do in Walla-Walla, Washington.

Seven Hills Winery

Seven Hills Winery
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There are approximately 120 wineries and cellars in Walla-Walla, so let us introduce you to the best ones here. The seven hills winery is a beautiful and interesting place. The place comes with a tasting room where you can go around and find the wine suitable for your taste!

The hosts are knowledgeable and will introduce you to wines if you are new, and help you in find the one of your taste. The ambience of the place is cosy and warm; it is basically that of an old planning mill.

You can find excellent single varietals in this winery. You can stop by the farmer's market downtown while you visit this winery! Overall, it is a great spot to be in.

Fort Walla-Walla Museum

The second most famous site in Walla-Walla is its museums. The fort Walla-Walla museum is a very interesting museum that holds a lot of history. It is a great way to learn the local history in such less time. The museum was establishes in 1856 and is now a great historic site of the city.

The museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibits and a playground for kids. The grounds include military memorial items like agriculture, military, frontier life, the state penitentiary as well as old farm equipments.

You can also pay a visit to the park near the museum that offers a walking trail, skate park, dirt bike track, RC Car race track, and RC plane air field etc.

Bledsoe Family Winery

This one is for you if you are visiting Walla-Walla with your kids and family. The Bledsoe is a family winery where you can taste all different kinds of amazing wines and get the best experience.

The ambience of this place is extremely beautiful and lit-up. The staff members here are knowledgeable and will provide you the best wines according to your taste.

You can get to learn how wines are made from grapes. This place offers the best selection of top-notch wines! It is a must visit if you’re visiting Walla-Walla with your family.

Kirk-Man House Museum

Kirk-man house museum
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Another one of Walla-Walla’s hidden gems is the Kirk-man house museum. This museum was built in the 1880’s and is now a popular tourist attraction. The museum has a lot of exhibits like the Adam West exhibit.

The museum also holds murder mystery nights which is a great event to attend. The place is a great place to learn about the interesting local history of the Walla-Walla city.

This museum has a great and interesting collection of articles from all around the world. It is also a great place to hold events like birthday parties for your kids.

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park
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The Pioneer Park is a beautiful and iconic park in Walla-Walla where you can go to distract yourself from the monotonous city life and walk around the pretty trails. The park has an aviary where you can get to see a lot of exotic birds; it also comes with a playground for the kids.

The park has an ample play area filled with toys and swings. The park also has a tea trail where you can learn about various types of trees. Beautiful Park! It is a great place to go and walk, BBQ, or just relax. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, paint some scenery, or simply just meditate in this park.

Overall, he Aviary is awesome with different kinds of birds. It has great playground equipments for kids to play on. The park has gorgeous flowers and is well-kept.

The Museum of Unnatural History

This strange museum is filled with sculptures made by Gerry Matthews, who is a very creative artist who made Dadaist art, which is a very strange and elevated kind of art.

The art pieces evoke very strong political and social feelings! Go to this place with an open mind and you will definitely get the grasp of it. The beauty of this museum is how incomprehensible some art pieces might be, yet they are very beautiful and strange to gaze at.

The museum is described as surreal and super weird and very cool. Do visit this place if you are a divergent thinker and love visiting creative places like these.

Wine Valley Golf Club

This golf club in Walla-Walla is a great place for golfing. The area is huge and grassy, well-maintained, clean, and full of fresh breeze for the calmness of the mind. It is a great course and has the best views.

You can host your friends in this club and have some chill time with them. Wine and club- surely is a good combo. It is the best place to wind down after work and hit a couple balls. It is overall a good place to go to for playing golf in Walla-Walla.

Fishing at Bennington Lake

This is the perfect spot to go to in Walla-Walla if you are looking forward to a boating and fishing experience. Walla-Walla is a city with a lot of lands and there are hardly any water-bodies here, so this Bennington Lake is the perfect spot to get the experience of boating in this city.

The lake is beautiful, clean and well-maintained and is suitable for fishing. You can take a dip in the water at the shore if you like, or simply sit around the lake and watch the beautiful scenery, specially the amazing purple sunset.

It is a lovely place for picnics and bird-watching. You need to hike up to the lake and it is a easy and pretty trail to walk on. The overall experience of this lake is very calming and soothing, and also fun. This is definitely a must-visit if you are in Walla-Walla.

St Patrick Church

The St Patrick church is the most beautiful Catholic Church in Walla-Walla. St Patrick is one of the three Parishes in town. The Church represents a traditional Catholic church in every way with features such as beautiful stained glass windows. It is the best church to attend Sunday mass or to simply pay a visit to.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Whitman mission
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This historic site holds a tragic history of a massacre in 1847. It is a fun place to learn about the local history of the town. You can take a relaxing historical walk here at Whitman Mission and get sweeping views over rural Walla-Walla.

You can talk with the helpful rangers to learn more and hear stories of the settlers and missionaries who came through here.  The memorial pillar on the top if the hill is a great place to pay a visit to while you’re there. The site also has a restored section of the Oregon Trail where you can take a walk.  

This place is the most historic place with abundant history buried deep inside the site. Do pay a visit to the Whitman site if you are into native history and love hearing interesting stories from the past.

Visit the Vineyards

Vineyards in Walla Walla
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Wineries and Vineyards are the places that you are going to visit the most when you are in Walla-Walla, so let us introduce you to the best vineyards where you can pay a visit and not only taste the tasty wines, but also experience the farms where wine grows, and learn about how wines are made from grapes!

These vineyards are beautiful, and are a great place to take pictures to flaunt on your gram! The Maurice vineyard and tasting room is one of the places that provide the best experience of wise tasting. The area is beautiful and the views are breathtaking.

People often hold weddings here, such beautiful is this vineyard! The “Va Piano Vineyards” is another amazing vineyard with the best collection of handpicked vines. The ambience of the place is warm and cosy and the views are beautiful. The place is definitely a must visit if you are in Walla-Walla.

Wine Cellars and Wine Tasting

Wine tasting in Walla Walla
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Walla-Walla is a land of wines, and there are huge areas of vineyards all around the city, making it the perfect city for people who love wine.

There are a number of wine cellars in Walla-Walla where you can taste a lot of wines and choose the one that suits you the best. The “Cavu Cellars”, “Dunham Cellars”, “Eisenhower Cellars”, “Tranche Cellars”, “Tertullian Cellars”, “Basel Cellars” are some of the best cellars to visit in Walla-Walla.

There are a lot of cellars and wineries to explore in Walla-Walla, and these are just a few of them out of hundreds of them. All the cellars have unique features like the atmosphere, and you can choose the cellar according to the type of place you like.

Snowboarding in The Winter Season

This is for the people who visit Walla-Walla during the winter season for the city is totally different in the winters. The city is full of snow, deep, white and opaque.

You can go snowboarding or do sled rides in the snow in the Blue Mountains. The whole place is beautiful and amazing to be in. You can make snowmen, play snowball fight or play games.

The snow experience in the city is really beautiful and is definitely an experience you want to have, so wear your coats and snow boots and get going!

Hot Air Balloon Ride at Howard-Tietan Park

Hot air balloon ride in Walla Walla
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The Howard-Tietan Park is a large open place. It has a huge playground, couple baseball diamonds, and soccer fields for you to enjoy. The park has good areas for flying kites. Once a year they launch hot air balloons from the park, and getting that experience is going to be the best experience for you!

This park well maintained is a quiet place to hang out and relax .  They have some crazy dance revolution looking toy, which is a fun ride to take! Do visit this park if you are around.

Explore the Unexplored!

Barn on wheat  fields in Walla Walla
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You already know all the famous places and vineyards and cellars to visit when you’re in this city and we believe that exploring the hidden gems of the city is the true beauty of travelling, so do visit the city and wander the streets and yards to explore the unexplored and experience the real beauty of Walla-Walla.