Things to See & Do


The Boldman House Museum
The Boldman House Museum


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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Historic Depot
Historic Depot


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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Dumas Station
Dumas Station


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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Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls


Visit the Palouse River and falls. The falls drop 200 feet and is one of the more scenic waterfalls in eastern Washington.
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Ski Bluewood
Ski Bluewood


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
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.
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Columbia County Courthouse
Columbia County Courthouse


Visit Historic Columbia County courthouse.
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All Wheels Weekend
All Wheels Weekend


Annual festival on father's day weekend of classic cars
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Balloon Stampede
Balloon Stampede


Attend the Walla Walla hot air balloon festival.
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