Okanogan Country is home to a vast array of artists, musicians and thespians.
Many writers and poets live in this area as well, so make sure to look at the calendar of events to see what's happening when you visit. Local coffee shops, galleries and brewing companies often host readings, live music and the ever-popular open-mic night.
Windows into the Wild Talkes-Foster Bridge Trail - Student work created over 5 years, including integrated ecological studies with art, poetry, reflection and technique. Made possible through the Methow Arts Artist In Residence Program with artists Bruce Morrison, Jim Neupert and poet Linda Robertson. l 997-4004 for information.
The War of the Frogs & The Cranes Chickadee Trail - Created through the Methow Arts Artist In Residence Program w/ MVSTA, Washington State Arts Commission, Liberty Bell HS Students & artist Richard Beyer l 997-4004 for information.
Winthrop Gallery l 996-3925
Methow Valley Artisans l 996-2078
Shafer Museum - Pioneer museum open May-Sept l 996-2712 | website
North Cascade Smokejumper Base - Birthplace of Smokejumping, free tours daily l (509)997-9750 | website
Methow Arts Alliance l 997-4004 l website
Confluence Gallery & Art Center
997-2787 l website
Merc Playhouse l 997 PLAY l website
Methow Valley Interpretive Center l Native Americans, geology, natural history l 997-4904 | website
TwispWorks | 997-3300 | website
Tonasket Community Cultural Center | Mural on building l 486-1328
US Armed Forces Legacy Project | Legacy Wall, Memorial Park Visible from HWY 97 | website
Conconully Museum l 826-4308
Conconully Historical Sites | Original Frank Matsura studio & site of century-old Protestant church.
Omak Performing Arts Center l 826-0797 l website
How the Animals Got Their Names | Wooden sculpture collection in the Omak Eastside Park, made possible by the Colville Tribal Artists’ Association.
Omak Main Street Historical Photo Tour | Main Street in Omak contains a self-guided historical photo tour.
Frank Matsura Photos and Murals - Japanese pioneer photographer Frank Matsura recorded everyday life in the region from 1903 to 1913. Nine murals of his work are located in town.
Okanogan County Historical Museum Features a replica of an old west town of early 1900’s and a fire hall museum, on Business Loop 97 towards Omak l 422-4272
Old Oroville Railroad Depot Historical Society Museum & Log House Oroville l 476-2570 l 476-2476
Molson School Museum l Early pioneer life. (509)483-3292
Old Molson Ghost Town Museum l (509)485-3292 | website
Ranald MacDonald Storyboard/Mural Curlew | MacDonald’s gravesite is commemorated as a Washington State Park on the Kettle River, just South of the Canadian border. Sign & mural by Charlene Payton.
Ansorge Hotel Museum | Wooden hotel built in 1903 located on Ferry Street in Curlew l 779-4840 l website
Antique Auto & Truck Museum | On Hwy. 21 North, between Republic and Curlew | website
Stonerose Interpretive Center | Dig and keep your own fossils l 775-2295 l website
Sasquatch Disautel Pass (Hwy 155) 18 foot metal work sculpture by Smoker Marchand.
Reflections on the Columbia, Pateros Water Towers | Colorful mosaic tiles cover the towers that sit above town, by artist Dick Elliot.
Steelhead Sculpture | South entrance to town, designed and constructed by Roger Howe.
Dog on Rock in the River | Primarily visible from the water and located ¼ mile down river from the Pateros Bridge. Sculpture by Richard Beyer.
Pateros Museum at City Hall | The Pateros Museum is open year round Mon.-Fri. 8am to 4:30pm, same entrance as City Hall. | (509)923-2571 | website
Labyrinth & Salmon Maze | At Chief Joseph Dam the labyrinth is in the shape of a 150-foot mourning dove and includes a water feature. The Native American story of Salmon and Mourning Dove are described. Nearby view the 225-foot Salmon Maze | (509) 686-5501.
Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center | (4 miles NE of Bridgeport on Hwy 17) | (360) 902-8844 | website
Bridgeport Fish Hatchery
Grand Coulee Area
Colville Tribal Museum - Coulee Dam l (509) 663-0751 l website
Dry Falls Visitor Interpretive Center - Coulee City l (509) 632-5214
Grand Coulee Dam | Laser light show & interpretive center l (509) 633-9441
Historical Walking Tour of Grand Coulee Dam | Start at the Visitor Arrival Center in Grand Coulee and follow the signs. | website