Vacations To Go

Walla Walla Adventure

Day 1 Friday February 28th  
5:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
7:15 p.m. Arrive: Pasco 142
    (Take Hwy 12 east. Turn right on Myra. At the roundabout take the 3rd right on Pine St. On the right side.)  
8:15 p.m. Arrive: Walla Walla 47
  Lodge: Comfort Inn and Suites $217.41
1419 W Pine
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(2 Queens, Pool, Hot Tub, fridge, micorwave, full buffet breakfast each morning featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, waffles and more.

Day 2 Saturday February 29th  
    (Continue right on Pine St. Turn right on 9th. In 2 blocks turn left on Rose. Turn right on 5th and right again on Main.)  
9:00 a.m.   St Vincent de Paul (9-5)
308 W Main
    (Go left/east on Main. Just past 2nd on the left.)  
    Bright's Candies (9:30-8)
11 E Main
    (Continue left on Main looking at the shops. Turn left on Colville. Just after Sumach on the right.)  
    Kirkman House Museum (10-2) $7
214 N Colville
Adam West exhibit, The Kirkman House is an authentic example of the luxurious 1880s, a period of extensive growth for Walla Walla in downtown business buildings and in fine homes. The Kirkman house is one of the Northwest's most outstanding Victorian structures.
    (Turn left on Colville. Just after the river on the right.)  
    Colville Street Patisserie (9-9)
(Macarons, creme brulee, eclair etc.)
    (Turn right on Colville. At the corner go left on Alder. On the left side.)  
    Goodwill (9-8)  
    (Turn left on Spokane. On the right side.)  
    Thai Ploi Restaurant (11:30-2:30)  
    (Go left on Spokane and another left on Alder. Turn left on Palouse. Cross the river and turn right on Main. In 4 blocks go right on Isaacs. Go past Bellevue. On the left side..)  
    Yeehaw Aloha Downtown Thrift Store (11-7)
9 West Birch
    (Go back right on Isaacs. The road will go left on Rose. Turn left on 9th. Past Birch on the left side.)  
. See: Antique Mall at Walla Walla (10-5)
315 S 9th
    (Go back right on 9th. Go past the river. Turn left on Pine. On the left side.)  
    Comfort Inn and Suites $217.41
1419 W Pine
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(2 Queens, Pool, Hot Tub, fridge, micorwave, full buffet breakfast each morning featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, waffles and more.)


Day 3 Sunday March 1st  
    (Go left on Pine. At the roundabout take the 3rd right on Myra Rd. Past Whitman Dr on the left.)  
10:00 a.m. See: Ft. Walla Walla Museum (10-4 Sat, 10-5 Sun) $9/$8 Sr.
Pioneer Village, museum store

A stroll through the museum’s Pioneer Village offers a taste of real life in and around Walla Walla in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Encircling a common area, the 17 structures range from cabins and a school to blacksmith and dentist shops — all filled with interesting furnishings and artifacts. Visitors can see the places where real people lived, worked, played, and attended school. The Village includes 15 original buildings from within 30 miles of Walla Walla, including:

The Ransom Clark Cabin: Clark, a member of the 1843 Fremont surveying expedition, returned to settle in the valley and began building a log house in 1859. The large structure features two living areas separated by a breezeway.

The Kennedy Playhouse: A charming  miniature house built in 1903 by Henry and Clara Baker for their daughter, Henrietta, the playhouse showcases a doll collection and other child-sized artifacts, from dishes to a toy ironing board.

Doctor’s Office: In the late 1800s local doctor Dorsey Baker may have used an office like this one, equipped with medical furnishings, instruments, and supplies of the day. The structure was originally a cabin that stood on the Fort’s grounds.

Babcock Railroad Depot: In the 1880s, trains picked up passengers at small stations like this one built by the Northern Pacific near Eureka, Washington. It’s authenticity is enhanced by a collection of railroad artifacts from the region.

Prescott Jail: When troublemakers celebrated too freely at the several taverns in Prescott, a town in the middle of wheat fields and farms 20 miles from Walla Walla, they likely saw the inside of this jail, built in 1903.

Union School: Original blackboards and lamp brackets are among the features of Union School, one of the oldest and best preserved one-room schoolhouses in the area.

    Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery
1855 graves
  Depart: Walla Walla  
    (Go back right on Myra. Turn left on Rose. Jog right on Wallula. It will enter the old Hwy 12. Turn left on Sweagle Rd. Turn left on Whiman Mission Rd.)  
    Whitman Mission (9-4 Wed-Sun)
The museum compares and contrasts the lifestyles of the Whitmans and the Cayuse. The museum includes Native American cultural items, archeological artifacts, and items that belonged to the Whitmans and the Sagers.

In 1836, a small group of Methodist missionaries traveled with the annual fur trapper's caravan into "Oregon Country". Among the group, Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Hart Spalding became the first white women to travel across the continent.

Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Whitman established the Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu, near the Walla Walla River. The mission was in the Cayuse territory. The Cayuse were a warring tribe and were suspicious of the Whitmans. Relations between the Whitmans and the Cayuse improved greatly when Marcus Whitman attempted to learn the Cayuse language. While Dr. Whitman had learned the Cayuse language he was insistent that the Cayuse should learn the white mans way of living by becoming farmers. Differences in culture led to growing tensions between the native Cayuse people and the Whitmans. The Mission became an important stop along the Oregon Trail from 1843-1847, and passing immigrants added to the tension. With the influx of white settlers the Cayuse became suspicious of the Whitmans again, fearing that the white man was coming to take the land. A measles outbreak in November 1847 killed half the local Cayuse. The measles also broke out in the Mission but more white settlers survived. Some of the Cayuse blamed the devastation of their tribe on Dr. Whitman and Mrs. Whitman. They were killed along with eleven others; forty-seven other mission residents were taken hostage. The deaths of the Whitmans shocked the country, prompting Congress to make Oregon a U.S. territory, and precipitated the Cayuse War.

    (Go back on the Old Hwy 12 and turn left. At Detour Rd go right crossing Hwy 12 on Frenchtown Rd. Turn right on Lower Dry Creek Rd. Take the 2nd left on Sudbury Rd. Take the 2nd right on Lonely Rd. Turn left on Harvey Shaw Rd. Cross Hwy 124 onto Lyons Ferry Rd. Go left on Hwy 261 crossing the Snake River. Watch for signs to turn right.)  
1 hr 11 min See: Palouse Falls 57
    (Go back to Hwy 261 and turn right. Shortly it will go right. Go right on I-90.)  
2 hr Arrive: Spokane 107