Kittitas County Fairgrounds 5th & Poplar St, Ellensburg
Located at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds, this village is a showcase for original cabins and buildings from the valley’s past. It is open during the Kittitas County Fair and by appointment (509-962-7639).
Many lake and river systems of King County flow to the sea through the locks in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Fish ladder viewing platforms allow visitors to catch glimpses of migrating salmon, a powerful reminder of the thread of life that begins in snowmelt from the mountains along the Greenway.
This building, that combines elements of the cedar-sided Native American longhouses and sturdy pioneer barns, houses an exhibit of historic photos from the farms past and provides a versatile all-weather site for classes, meetings and special events.
The center consists of a .5 mile interpretive trail that is open during Iron Horse State Park Hours (6:30 am to 9:00 pm) and a museum in the old depot that is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the summer.
The hydroelectric museums exhibits are housed in PSEs historic Carpenter Shop and Train Depot, which chronicle Charles H. Bakers 1898-1899 development of the worlds first underground power station.