Outdoor Activities

There are many recreation and outdoor activities to choose from in Ellensburg, WA, including hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, swimming, and camping.

Plan Your Ellensburg
Rodeo Stay

Ellensburg is a unique and charming Washington destination with plenty of attractions to fill your stay during the Ellensburg Rodeo! The rodeo is one of our area’s most popular local events, so be sure to book your hotel well in advance to ensure you enjoy a seamless visit to Ellensburg.

Wine Tasting

Sip wine in the heart of the scenic Yakima River Canyon. Tour Ellensburg’s unique wineries and wine bars to taste distinct, Washington wines and enjoy delectable small bites in beautiful settings.


Ellensburg’s local downtown shops are chock-full of one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to excite everyone in your group. From the antique hunter hoping to explore one of the oldest family-run furniture shops in the state to the gem enthusiast searching for jewelry made of the rare Ellensburg Blue agate, there are shopping opportunities for all in Ellensburg.

Scenic Drives

Some of the best things to check out along the way include Ellensburg’s barn quilt tour, basalt canyons, rolling pasturelands, the Yakima River, peaceful forests, mountains and the mighty Columbia River.

Breweries & Bars

Learn more about Ellensburg’s nightlife – including dancing, local breweries and wineries, and live music venues. View local listings and plan your night out.

Historic Buildings

The City of Ellensburg was first incorporated on November 26, 1883 under a territorial act effective January 1, 1884. Settler William Bud Wilson had the first claim and built the first log cabin in 1868 where Ellensburg now stands.

Museums & Galleries

With the many artists living in and around Ellensburg, there are lots of galleries and museums to choose from.

Plan an Event

Let us host you for your next group gathering! Ellensburg is a hub for those gathering throughout the Pacific Northwest due to its central location in the heart of Washington State.