If you need a break from wine tasting, Fort Walla Walla Park is a lovely outdoor space with a walking path, picnic area, and disc golf course. And for those who’d like to extend the visit, it’s adjacent to the Fort Walla Walla Museum—a great place to learn more about the military history in Walla Walla, view a pioneer settlement, stunning gardens, and see the oldest locomotive to operate in Washington State.
There are so many things to do at Fort Walla Walla Park and Museum that you could easily make it a big part of your time in the downtown area. Before you start setting your itinerary, you’ll want to find an ideal lodging option for your trip to Walla Walla. Which will most likely be filled with a combination of wine tastings, outdoor recreation, and relaxation. Thankfully, Cameo Heights Mansion checks all of those boxes! We’re in the perfect location to explore the nearby Walla Walla wineries, nature parks, and our outdoor pool is the ultimate spot to lounge in the sunshine.
Hike and Play at Fort Walla Walla this Spring
The Fort Walla Walla Museum and park area offer a lot of exciting sites and activities to enhance your getaway to Washington. Here are the best things to do at Fort Walla Walla, before or after tasting some of the most elegant wines in the world.
Fort Walla Walla Park:
The Arthur G. Rempel Nature Trail is the main access trail at Fort Walla Walla Park. This lovely loop path, just over a half-mile, takes you through pretty woods with rustic stairs and a wooden bridge over the spring-fed wetland. From here, you’ll find other paths to explore over to the fort and museum. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife and especially for birds—locals and visitors alike find the birdwatching here peaceful and abundant.
This park offers ample parking and picnic tables. Alcoholic beverages are allowed, so if you pack a lunch, you can enjoy a bottle of Walla Walla wine to go with it. You’ll find a volleyball court, horseshoes, and the disc golf course right nearby for those hoping to get some exercise before they do their wine tasting.
Fort Walla Walla Disc Golf Course:
Since 2001, this 18-hole disc golf course has been a popular destination in the area on the old cavalry fort grounds. This course can be enjoyed by seasoned disc golfers, as well as novice players. The environment is a mix of wooded areas with wide-open fairways and various obstacles for an exciting day on the green. Even in the height of summer, there are plenty of shady options for a year-round activity in Walla Walla.
Fort Walla Walla Museum:
Located on the grounds of the 19th-century fort, the Fort Walla Walla Museum is dedicated to education and preserving the area’s history. The exhibits here consist of a 17-building pioneer settlement surrounded by beautiful gardens and five expansive exhibition halls with thousands of artifacts. Throughout the tour, you’ll hear stories from the Oregon Trail days, learn about farming processes and equipment, including a replica of a 33-mule team harvesting a wheat field, and have an up-close look at how the settlers lived in those days.
The Fort Walla Walla Museum holds the number two spot on TripAdvisor of 132 things to do in Walla Walla. The museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm March to October; with shorter seasonal hours from November to February closing at 4 pm.
Relax Poolside after a Day of Adventure out in Walla Walla
We encourage all guests to make themselves at home at our Walla Walla B&B. Our common areas include a library with great vacation reads, a dedicated movie room with comfortable couches, and a hospitality room equipped with a ping-pong table and board games. Head outside and find our gorgeous waterfall-filled pool and hot tub, fire pit for making s’mores, and fun yard games. If you decide to stay close to the Inn on your vacation, you’ll find it all here!
There are so many exciting things to explore in Walla Walla, but one of the best is staying in 5-star luxury at our Walla Walla bed and breakfast. One of the highlights of your stay will be dining at our elegant on-site restaurant, The Vine Fine Dining. The curated experience here is unparalleled; you’ll feel welcomed entirely and pampered by our warm service during your getaway. Book your next stay at Cameo Heights today!
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