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Toppenish is a town of 8,900 people (2020) in the Columbia River Plateau region of Washington State. Toppenish calls itself "the city of murals". More than 75 murals adorn its buildings. The historically accurately murals depict scenes of the region from 1840 to 1940. The city also hosts horse-drawn tours and annual art events.

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  • 1 Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 South Asotin Ave, +1 509-865-1911, . May-Oct: W-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su noon-4PM, closed M Tu; Nov-Apr: closed. Set in The old 1911 Northern Pacific Railway depot, with real locomotives and tracks, this museum recreates the ambience of the 1930s railroads. $3 ($2 children). Northern Pacific Railway Museum (Q7058840) on Wikidata Northern Pacific Railway Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center and Museum, 15 S Elm St (Highway 97 and Buster Road), +1 509-865-2800. 8AM-5PM, closed for national holidays. Established in 1980, the Yakama Nation Cultural Center (YN CC) is a unique, multifaceted facility offering a variety of programs that share Yakama Nation's history and culture with all. It offers the Yakama Nation Museum, Heritage Inn Restaurant, Winter Lodge, Heritage Theater, Yakama Nation Library, and CC gift shop. The Cultural Center is open to the general public seven days a week and is a wonderful cultural experience. The museum has the history and art of the "Yakamas", or the Plateau People. cultural center: free; museum: $6/adult, $4/concession.
  • 3 American Hop Museum, 22 South B St., +1 509-865-4677. A small museum focusing on the history and production of hops in the Yakima Valley, which produces the majority of hops grown in the United States.
  • 4 Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge, +1 509-546-8300. Sunrise-sunset (except for hunting- access is 1.5 hr before, to 1.5 hr after, legal hunting hours). Free. Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge (Q7825103) on Wikidata Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge on Wikipedia






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  • 1 Fort Simcoe State Park (7 miles west of White Swan). summer 6:30AM to dusk daily; winter 8AM to dusk on weekends and holidays only. A 200-acre day-use park with historic Fort Simcoe, telling the story of 19th-century white and native American life. Fort Simcoe (Q5472036) on Wikidata Fort Simcoe on Wikipedia
  • Yakima
Routes through Toppenish
YakimaWapato  W  E  ZillahRichland
YakimaWapato  N  S  GoldendaleBend

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