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Vinman's Bakery cinnamon rolls Ellensburg

When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be an exchange student in Switzerland. On my return from this life-changing experience, one of the things I missed the most was crusty European bread. Fast forward to the present and one can find bakeries making real bread all over America, hurrah! Even…

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sign

As the cool Ellensburg breeze sweeps across your face, you watch the trees sway back and forth and listen to the frenzy of birds chirping above you. Breathing in the fresh air, you exhale a large sigh and look at the beauty before your eyes — Olmstead Place Historical State Park. Although not the typical…

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Kittitas County is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities like fishing, hiking and a lesser known gem — Washington state’s first barn quilt trail. The Kittitas County Barn Quilt Trail features more than 100 painted quilt squares up on barns from Roslyn to Ellensburg. While social distancing is in place, this is a great way…

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cinnamon rolls

Are you looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a community feel? Because you’re in luck! Daily Bread and Mercantile, nestled in the heart of Central Washington, is your next lunch destination. Located in Ellensburg, this restaurant is a local secret and the perfect stopping point for your next road trip through the state. And while…

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downtown building

Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and is one of the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest. Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range off Interstate 90, Ellensburg offers outdoor recreation like biking, fishing on the Yakima River, hiking and more. The charming city is home to around 20,000 people, and is…

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Voted as one of the ‘Most Dynamic Micropolitan Areas’ in the nation by the Walton Family Foundation is none other than Ellensburg, Washington. Not only does Ellensburg possess a charming and historic downtown, it is also the home of the most diverse university in Washington state, Central Washington University (CWU). History of CWU The doors…

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Ellensburg downtown

While Ellensburg is perhaps best known for the Ellensburg Rodeo (yee-haw) and for Central Washington University, this small town more to offer to visitors. Here are some place to check out next time you’re in Ellensburg. Visit the Kittitas County Historical Museum This free museum offers a hands-on learning approach to the county’s history. Walking through…

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Ellensburg Rodeo

With the world-famous Ellensburg Rodeo coming up in a couple of months, (August 31st– September 3rd) we thought it was important that visitors get a bit of background on this special event.   How It Began Rodeo as a sport is relatively young. Dating back to the last quarter of the 19th century, most of the…

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