From Buttes to Bucolic Scenery

From Buttes to Bucolic Scenery

Legends claim a giant serpent once tore up canoes and killed Native Americans in Rock Lake, near St. John.  
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Pride of The Palouse

For decades, crooner Rudy Vallée kept his holiday shopping simple: Cougar Gold cheese from the Washington State University creamery, and lots of it.

From Buttes to Bucolic Scenery

Legends claim a giant serpent once tore up canoes and killed Native Americans in Rock Lake, near St. John.

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Palouse Thrills

EVER SINCE LEWIS AND CLARK paddled down the Snake River back in 1805, word has been getting out about Southeast Washington’s splashy outdoor scene.

Scenic Byway

Water, 200 vertical feet of it, shoots down a sheer rock face and crash-lands in a fury of splashes. This is breathtaking Palouse Falls, made all the more dramatic by the fact that it’s tucked away in this hilly agricultural region.

Hells Bent

THERE’S NO CONTEST when it comes to the depths of Hells Canyon’s black-and-buff walls.

Day Pass

Dabble in Dayton’s diversions.

Hells Yes

PUNCTUATED BY ANCIENT rock formations, roaming wildlife, and reminders of days gone by, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is deeper than the Grand Canyon, and nearly as remote.

Down South

Natural and man-made wonders in the Palouse

Picturesque Palouse

Tucked in the heart of the rolling Palouse hills is Pullman, home to nearly 30,000 residents; Washington State University; a 4,500-pound bronze cougar; and, once a year, a very large bowl of chili.

Great Lengths

KNOWN FOR its fertile rolling hills and land-grant universities, the southeastern region has more to offer than just amber waves of grain.

A Thousand Words

Touring the Palouse with camera in hand.

Wheyside Attractions

Although best known for waves of grain, the Palouse has fostered other edible delights, too, including baked goods, fine cheeses, and even lentil ice cream.


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Pomeroy Chamber of Commerce


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