If you’re familiar with eastern Washington, you probably already know how peaceful and beautiful the Coulee City area is. In a quiet part of the state that might seem desolate to the untrained eye sits Washington’s Million Dollar Mile, a scenic stretch of Highway 155 that will leave you breathless. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to take in the stunning views, add it to your bucket list right away, because it’s one of the best scenic drives in Washington! 

What do you think — do you agree that the Million Dollar Mile is one of the best scenic drives in Washington? Have you driven this resplendent route before? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

And if you’re thinking about the trips you’d like to take or things you’d like to experience in the beautiful Evergreen State, our Ultimate Washington Bucket List should help get you started!

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Is the Million Dollar Mile the most scenic drive in Washington?

The Million Dollar Mile is certainly one of the most scenic drives in Washington, but it is by no means the only one! Washington is just bursting with natural beauty, so there are numerous scenic drives to be taken all across the Evergreen State. We're partial to these eight beautiful backroads; along these scenic routes you'll discover some of Washington's most dazzling wonders and naturescapes. On the list, the Strait of Juan De Fuca Scenic Byway is an under-the-radar gem; this byway begins near Port Angeles and takes you past cliffs and old growth forest to the Makah Indian Reservation by Neah Bay. Along the scenic drive, you'll also pass such beautiful towns as Challam Bay and Joyce. It's positively perfect.

What are some beautiful places to visit in Washington?

How much time do you have? Because there is a near endless list of beautiful places to visit in Washington! We recommend starting with this list of 15 must-see spots. Featuring places such as Cape Flattery, Lenore Lake Caves, Hurricane Hill, and Tolmie Peak, all of these stunning spots belongs on any Washingtonian's bucket list!