Rocky Reach Dam

Description

Known as the "Apple Capital of the World," Wenatchee, Washington is located in a valley carved by the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. Apples aside, one of the city's primary draws is Rocky Reach Dam, located seven miles north of Wenatchee on the Columbia River. While an eye-level view of underwater migration at the fish ladder is one surprise here in the Northwest, the dam's unexpected treat is a three-part museum, offering up displays of local geology, Native American culture and, best of all, the history of electricity. Children and adults will find many interactive delights at the Gallery of Electricity, where a variety of obsolete electrical inventions await. The grounds are comprised of 15 acres of award-winning lawns and gardens, including the spectacular Petunia Island, which features 8,000 brilliantly-colored annuals planted in a new design each year. The visitors center and museum are open seven days a week mid-March through April 30 from 9 AM to 4 PM, May 1 through August 31 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and September 1 to October 31 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The visitors center is closed the rest of the year. Admission is free.

Address

7 miles north of Wenatchee, on Hwy. 97A
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Lat/Long

47.53185300, -120.30100600
Visit Website
(509) 663-7522

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