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One of only 20 dark sky observatories in the world
Goldendale Observatory
One of only 20 certified Dark Sky Parks in the world, the Goldendale Observatory welcomes visitors throughout the year for stargazing and solar gazing.
Comissioned by businessman, Sam Hill, Maryhill's Stonehenge is the first memorial built to honor servicemen killed in World War I.
Maryhill Winery
Just a short 15 minutes away, Maryhill Winery was voted Winery of the Year in 2014 by the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Presby Museum
Right in downtown Goldendale, the Presby Mansion is the home of both the Presby Museum and the Klickitat County Historical Society.
Maryhill Museum
In 1940, Time magazine called it “the world’s most isolated art museum.”

Today, Maryhill Museum of Art remains a robust cultural institution with an outstanding art collection, vibrant educational programming and an abundance of charm.
The Glass Onion
Fresh, local food, prepared from scratch, local wines, and craft beer on tap. New art exhibit every month.

2014 Winner - Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
Goldendale Golf Club
Less than a mile from the Ponderosa Motel, this public 9-hole course is set in the beautiful hills above Goldendale.
Maryhill State Park
Maryhill State Park is a 99-acre camping park with 4,700-feet of waterfront on the Columbia River in Klickitat County. The area is significant for its natural beauty, its access to the surrounding natural wonders, and its cultural history

The Maryhill Festival of Speed
North America’s largest gravity sports festival, June 24-28 2015.

Over The Bars Gang
Eddieville Euro GP Park and Starvation Ridge in Goldendale.

Brooks Memorial State Park
 Over 9 miles of hiking trails lead along the Little Klickitat River and up through the Ponderosa and Oregon Pine forests. At the top are open mountain meadows with a panoramic view of Mount Hood.

St. John's Monastery
The monastery supports itself solely by the handiwork of the sisters and donations. They practice the traditional arts of the Greek  Orthodox church including: writing Byzantine icons, knotting prayer ropes, making incense, and dipping beeswax candles. They also mount icon prints and make natural soap and lotion and bake traditional Greek food and pastries for their bakery and gift shop.

There's so much to see and do in Goldendale!

We host a beautiful public 9-hole golf course, the Presby Mansion historical museum, the Goldendale Observatory and many events throughout the summer.  Within a short drive you can visit Maryhill Museum, Stonehenge, Maryhill Winery, and numerous other wineries throughout the area.

Goldendale is the Klickitat County seat,  and this beautiful area hosts a variety of activities like, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Camping, Horseback Riding, Golfing, Bird Watching, Museum and Cultural Activities, Wine Tasting, Native American Traditions, Winter Sports; Skiing/Snow Boarding and Snow Shoeing and Summer Sports; Water Skiing/Wake Boarding, Wind Surfing, and Sailboarding.  For more information, see the links below.

Bird Watching
From bald eagles to bluebirds, Klickitat County is home or stopover to a tremendous array of birds. Klickitat County offers a wide variety of climates and elevations suitable to innumerable bird species.

Klickitat County offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the lower 48 states. It is truly a fisherman's paradise.

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding
A wide diversity of terrain makes Klickitat County a great place for on and off-road biking, hiking, and horse-riding.

Hunting and Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife abounds in Klickitat County. Big game (deer, elk, bear, cougar, and wild turkey), upland birds (pheasant, grouse, Hungarian partridge, and chukar), and waterfowl (Canadian geese and ducks) provide tremendous hunting and wildlife viewing throughout Klickitat County.

Museums and Cultural Attractions
From museums, monuments,  and galleries to hydroelectric dams and wind turbines, this area is rich with cultural and educational opportunities.
Klickitat Fair and Rodeo
Welcome to the Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo. Wildflowers and Wagon Wheels.
August 20-23, 2015

Winter Sports: Skiing and Snowshoeing
Klickitat County offers great winter recreation opportunities. It provides a launching point to Mount Hood with its popular developed ski areas, as well as to the more primitive terrain of Mount Adams.

Native American Tradition
Learn more about the 10,000 years of Native American culture in the county.

Sailboarding and Water Sports
Klickitat County, along the Columbia River's north shore, offers some of the finest windsurfing access in the entire world.

Wine Tasting
See the Klickitat County Winery Directory for contact information.

Klickitat County - Wine Country
View and Print the Klickitat County Wine Map

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