Washington September 22, 2015
Here Are 13 Things That You Can Only Find In Washington
Washington is so unique! Did you know that you can only find these 12 things here in our Northwest state?
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The world's largest building by volume
The Boeing Everett Factory in Everett is an airplane assembly building and is the largest building in the world by volume at 472,370,319 cubic feet and covers 98.3 acres.
2. Tacoma is home to the only bridge made with original Dale Chihuly artwork
This 500-foot-long overpass links the Museum of Glass to downtown Tacoma and features original artwork by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
3. Old-growth tree climbing in Deception Pass State Park
Did you know you can climb to the top of 300-foot Douglas Fir trees? A guided climbing tour from
promises a tree canopy adventure you'll never forget.
4. The largest egg in the world
This 12-foot long fiberglass egg is located in Winlock!
5. The biggest electric power facility in the country
The Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River was built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water. The dam supports four different power houses containing 33 hydroelectric generators!
6. Experience Music Project (EMP)
This Seattle museum is home to many unique items from famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana that you won't be able to find anywhere else, as well as some fascinating sci-fi exhibits.
7. The largest razor clam in the world
Next to the Largest Frying Pan in Long Beach, this attraction is set up to spit water out nearly every hour. It symbolizes the tradition of harvesting razor clams on the Long Beach Peninsula!
8. World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon
Located at the Riverfront Park in Spokane, this treasured wagon measures about 27-feet long, 13-feet wide, and 27-feet tall.
9. The longest natural sandspit in the U.S.
This 5.5-mile natural sandspit juts out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula and encloses Dungeness Bay.
10. The oldest Starbucks
The very first shop that turned the company into what it is today was located in Seattle. The oldest location can be found by Pike Place Market!
11. The largest privately owned collection of automobiles in the world
Harold Lemay owned a successful waste management company, so he was able to save up for this grand collection. After his death, the city of Tacoma donated 10 acres of land next to the Tacoma Dome to showcase some of his cars, and some other ones still remain at the Lemay Family Collection at Marymount in Spanaway.
12. Ivar's Seafood
This delicious chain is based in Seattle and has locations in the surrounding areas and also in Kennewick and Spokane.
13. The largest ferry system in the U.S.
The Washington State Ferries own 28 vessels and travel to 20 ports of call around the stunning Puget Sound.
Our state is home to a lot of awesome things! What else can you find only here in Washington??