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A Day in and Around: Ellensburg

There is always plenty to do in Ellensburg. We recommend a shrub steppe canyon hike, a quirky art house, a great history museum, and the First Friday Artwalk.
A Day in and Around: Ellensburg

Yellow Church Café

History: Visit the free and interesting Kittitas County Historical Museum.

Recreation: You can explore the interesting shrub steppe ecosystem while looking out over breathtaking mountains on a hike up the Robinson Canyon – Ainsley Canyon. Hike, swim, relax and play volleyball at the Irene Rineheart Riverfront park. Don't miss the Ellensburg rodeo, which is one of the top 10 professional rodeos in the country.

Arts, Shopping, and Food: Explore the arts scene in Ellensburg by heading to Dick and Jane’s spot for a bit of wacky fun. Walk through historic downtown Ellensburg and stop for a bite to eat. Greenway staff particularly enjoys the Yellow Church Café.

Greenway 365: If you happen to time your trip right you can also enjoy the First Friday Artwalk. Gallery One Visual Arts Center is a good place to start your tour. Take your kids to the Kittitas County Fair for a day full of fun and entertainment.

Recommendations A Day in and Around: Ellensburg
There is always plenty to do in Ellensburg. We recommend a shrub steppe canyon hike, a quirky art house, a great history museum, and the First Friday Artwalk.
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