Whether they’re natural or man made, there’s no shortage of landmarks here in Washington. You can spot most of them from miles away, or even from just seeing a quality photo. How many of these Northwest icons do you recognize from first glance…without looking at the description below first?
1. This majestic, 268-foot waterfall was featured in the show "Twin Peaks."
Pictured: Snoqualmie Falls - located on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City.
2. Fresh flowers will be blooming soon for this international event in La Conner.
Pictured: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - starting in mid-march to late April.
3. This is the largest natural lake in our state, by any measure.
Pictured: Lake Chelan - this gorgeous, natural body of water measures over 50 miles long in north-central Washington.
4. This huge arena south of Seattle hosts several different concerts, events and even sports games.
Pictured: The Tacoma Dome - located in Pierce County. It's the largest wooden dome in the world, when measured by volume.
5. You can cross over this landmark in the Tri-Cities.
Pictured: The Cable Bridge, also known as the Ed Hendler Bridge and sometimes called the Intercity Bridge. It spans the Columbia River, connecting Pasco and Kennewick.
6. Have you seen this great wheel in Washington before?
Pictured: The Seattle Great Wheel - at Pier 57 on the waterfront.
7. This thundering waterfall is located by Riverfront Park.
Pictured: Spokane Falls - These falls on the Spokane River are a perfect reminder that even in our state's largest cities, there's still natural beauty to be seen everywhere.
8. The highest peak in our state is always so enchanting to see in the distance.
Pictured: Mount Rainier, seen here from Goat Rocks Wilderness at sunset.
9. You can find this active lighthouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Ilwaco.
Pictured: The North Head Lighthouse - located in Cape Disappointment State Park.
10. This massive structure on the Columbia River generates hydroelectric power and provides irrigation water.
Pictured: The Grand Coulee Dam, in Central Washington - one of the largest concrete structures in the entire world.
11. This photogenic bridge also features a pedestrian path with stunning views.
Pictured: Deception Pass - This bridge connecting Whidbey and Fidalgo Island is part of a diverse
, featuring camping spots, hiking trails, picnic areas and more.
12. The vibrant waters of this lake make it instantly recognizable for many Northwest hikers.
Pictured: Diablo Lake - You can come across this turquoise reservoir in the North Cascades.
13. This small town mural was seen in the show Northern Exposure.
Pictured: This one may be more obvious - but the Roslyn Cafe mural was featured in the show's opening credits.
14. This pair of suspension bridges span over Puget Sound in Pierce County.
Pictured: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge - this famous overpass connects the city of Tacoma with the Kitsap Peninsula.
15. The beautiful arch bridge makes this waterfall easily distinguishable.
Pictured: Christine Falls, located in Mount Rainier National Park.