Olmstead Place State Park: This park is a 217 acre day-use park that features picnic space, beautiful gardens, walking trails and a small museum. The 217 acre farm has two houses: a farmhouse and a smaller Cabin. Samuel Olmstead and his family moved to the site in 1875, the same year Ellensburg was platted. The parks hosts a popular threshing bee each September and is at 921 N. Ferguson Road, about three miles west of Kittitas.
This region displays the beauty of the valley from a different perspective. Just north of town, this area offers a variety of opportunities for those with outdoor interests such as: Hiking, Horseback riding, motorcycle, biking, x-country skiing, snowmobiling.
What: New exhibit at the Children's Activity Museum
Where: 118 E. Fourth Ave. Ellensburg, WA 98926
When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday
Cost: General admission: $4.25 per person (Children under 1 are free)
$14.50 for a family pass. Memberships are also available.