Things to see and Do

Weinhard Cafe 

258 E. Main Street, Dayton WA  For reservations/inquiries call 509.382.1681

The Weinhard Cafe & Bakery is located across the street from the Weinhard Hotel. The Cafe offers New American Cuisine, featuring fresh American ingredients with cutting edge regional and worldwide influence. Vegetarian dishes are always available - and don't forget to try their wonderful variety of freshly made desserts!

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Built in 1880, The Boldman House was bequeathed to the Dayton Historical Depot Society in July of 2000 by Gladys Boldman. The Boldman House Museum and Garden has a mission: to bring life to the family home of Miss Gladys M. Boldman through restoration, conservation, interpretation, and education. It is listed on the Local, State and National
Historic Registers as the Brining/Boldman House.
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Originally built in 1881 and designed in the Stick/Eastlake style, the Dayton Historic Depot is now the oldest surviving passenger train station in the state. The Depot has been beautifully restored and is now a museum. Revolving exhibits are featured in the upstairs gallery. Located across the parking lot from The Weinhard Hotel.
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Located at an old train station right outside the city limits, Dumas Station produces age-worthy red wines with grapes from Walla Walla. If you visit, you'll probably have the chance to chat directly with the winemaker who's usually in the tasting room every Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Recent scores include 94 and 93 points from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines.

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High atop the Blue Mountains, just 21 miles south of Dayton, in southeast Washington, our ski area occupies the second-highest base elevation (4,545 feet) in the state. Bluewood also has a reputation of possibly having the best snow in the state as well as memorable tree skiing. 
The mountain offers nearly 400 skiable acres of lift-serviced terrain for every ability level and interest. With 24 trails, three terrain parks, amazing tree skiing areas and snowcat accessible terrain, we have something for everyone at Bluewood.
If you are searching for short lift lines, world-class grooming, no hustle and bustle, and arguably some of the best powder in the entire region, head to Bluewood. Good times await, so don't delay.

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Patit Creek campsite

On their return journey, Merriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Corps of Discovery passed through what is now downtown Dayton. Having traveled 19 miles on that particular day, the group encamped near Patit Creek.
As part of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, a group of Dayton residents created a full-scale restoration of the campsite with life-size metal silhouette sculptures. Using the journals as reference, all members (human and animal) of the expedition are represented. The camp is located just two miles east of Dayton on Patit road. Silhouette statues of Lewis, Clark and horses mark Patit Rd at the turn from US Highway 12. Signs at the site include a legend of those represented.