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Visit the Palouse, Where it’s Picture Perfect

There is no doubt the Palouse is one of the most spectacular areas in the world. With rich, rolling farmlands, vivid colors and incredible contrasts, it’s a photographer’s dream and a visitor’s delight.

The Palouse region is over 3,000 miles in size and filled with distinctive geological formations created millions of years ago by volcanic activity, the Great Missoula Flood and prehistoric wind storms. These environmental events created the landscape many call home and rely on for production of wheat, pulses, canola and so much more.

There are many opportunities to explore the natural landscapes of the Palouse. Wiggle your toes in the sand at the dunes, bike the 38 miles of paved trails or play a round of golf at one of seven golf courses. Visitors interested in hiking can get out and stretch their legs on the trails of Kamiak Butte or Steptoe Butte.

Most who explore the Palouse region make Pullman, Washington, their home base for adventure. Pullman is home to Washington State University and a vibrant community of locals with a passion for their region. While in Pullman, enjoy local craft beer and wine, dine on menus created with local foods and maybe even take in a live show at one of the local theaters.

Pullman also serves as the hub for the Palouse Scenic Byway. Take a drive and explore 208 miles of scenic roadways and charming communities.

So why not come and explore? Get lost amongst the hills on the Palouse Scenic Byway or take in a PAC-12 football game at Martin Stadium in Pullman. Find hidden treasures while antiquing and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local bakery. Don’t forget to grab the camera and capture your perfect moment on the Palouse.

There is something for everyone here on the Palouse, so, won’t you visit?

Advertising Disclosure: This content is provided by the Palouse Scenic Byway, an advertiser of AAA Washington. The content doesn’t necessarily represent the views of AAA Washington.

Interested in planning your next road trip with AAA Washington? Call your travel agent directly or your nearest AAA store to get pro tips, TripTik maps, and more. Find more Pacific Northwest scenic drives and road trips.

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