Made famous by a dramatic 1980 eruption, the Mount Saint Helens volcano now is reopened for climbing, and four Visitors Centers around her base provide interpretive information and more.
Just across the Columbia from Hood River, the historic hotel, bathhouses, and healing mineral waters of Carson Hot Springs have been rejuvenating visitors for more than a century.
The replica Stonehenge Memorial on the eastern end of the Gorge pays tribute to the fallen WWI soldiers of Klickitat County.
This lovely state campground in the Simcoe Mountains is an excellent spot for travelers who want to experience Native American history, enjoy outdoor recreation, and watch local wildlife.
A small, remote campground on the fringes of Trapper Creek Wilderness, Government Mineral Springs is open for summertime communion with nature and wintertime snow sports.
Washington State’s second highest and third highest peak in the Cascade Range, Mount Adams is a gorgeous spot for mountaineers, sightseers, and wilderness recreation-seekers.
Rustic elegance marks this charming Cascadian lodge resort overlooking the Gorge near Stevenson; luxurious accommodations, golfing, and trail access are available at Skamania.
Visit Horsethief Lake State Park to see the ancient Native petroglyphs and pictographs etched into the basalt cliffs, and stay for an excellent camping and water sports vacation.
The soothing mineral spring waters at Bonneville Hot Springs once received Native American visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest; today the resort spa at Bonneville attracts global travelers to the springs.
Near Goldendale, Washington lies this interesting cultural attraction, built by railroad entrepreneur Samuel Hill and displaying a unique mix of Orthodox Romanian paintings, tribute to a French dancer, and Auguste Rodin sculptures.
This stargazing facility is a traveler’s gateway to the stars; come here to observe the heavens through a 24.5-inch telescope, and learn secrets of astronomy from the knowledgeable staff.
http://www.allmounthood.com/mountains/mount_saint_helens.phpSpelunkers of all levels will enjoy a visit to the Guler Ice Caves near Trout Lake west of Mount Adams. These lava-tube caves are only about 650 feet long, and the ice formations are spectacular.