One of the world's most scenic places, Washington offers endless discoveries for people who love natural beauty.
If you're looking for America the Beautiful, you'll find it in Washington. Spacious skies? Check. Amber waves of grain? You bet. Purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain? Wenatchee! Shining sea? Yes—from the mouth of the Columbia to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Washington State contains an astounding diversity of natural beauty. From its Pacific coast beaches to the 14,410-foot snowcapped summit of Mount Rainier, and from the soggy, mossy depths of the Hoh Rainforest to the arid, sage-covered expanse of the Horse Heaven Hills, Washington offers endless discoveries for people who love natural beauty.
Many of Washington's waters, mountains and forests are protected by the state's three national parks, some 120 state parks, numerous wilderness areas, recreation areas and preserves. It's no surprise then that Washington is a haven for watchable wildlife: whales and other sea mammals, migratory and native birds, deer, bears, cougars, otters, foxes and much more. It is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who flock to the state to hike, camp, bike and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, winter sports and water sports.
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