Not Just Wine in Washington's Wine Country

It may be home to eight federally recognized American Viticultural Areas and make up 99 percent of the state’s total vineyard area, but there’s more to wine country than just great grapes.

Lewis and Clark’s time in Walla Walla during their cross-country expedition is showcased in artifacts at the Fort Walla Walla Museum.

Maybe it’s the sweet onions, but Dixie, north of Walla Walla, is home to a Hummingbird Crossing—where local Trochilidae fan Tom Lamb marks the birds’ passing April through June.

In Richland, the Hanford Site offers public tours of the historic B Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium reactor in the world.

More than 70 murals decorate buildings in Toppenish, between Richland and Yakima.

The Teapot Dome Scandal, considered, until Watergate, the greatest scandal in American politics, is memorialized in the form of a tiny teapot-shaped service station off Highway 12.

The paved Sacagawea Heritage Trail stretches 23 miles along the Columbia River, from Richland to the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

—Emily Dhatt