8 gifts for going out and going in the Walla Walla Valley | Lifestyles


Annette Potter story

For the minimalists, the hard to buy, and the adventurous in your life, pack tickets and passes for experiences in the Walla Walla Valley and beyond this holiday season. Find something for everyone on your list with these eight experience gift ideas for museums, shows, sporting events, outdoor passes and more.

Prices vary and pandemic restrictions may change, so please check with the sites before you go.

Visitors stroll outside the exhibits during an open house at the Fort Walla Walla Museum on August 19, 2018.

1. Membership of the Fort Walla Walla Museum

Share Walla Walla’s rich history with a museum membership. Explore 15 acres with over 50,000 artifacts and photographs, living history events and other museum programs. At the Fort Walla Walla Museum, over 50,000 artifacts and photographs, along with a series of living stories and other events and programs, tell the stories of the people of the Walla Walla Valley. Memberships are valid from January to December and include unlimited entry, a 10% discount at the museum shop, as well as free entry to the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute near Pendleton.

Cost: $ 30 for students and seniors, $ 40 for individuals, $ 50 for families, plus other membership options

Site: 755 Myra Road, Walla Walla

Telephone: 509-525-7703

Website: fwwm.org

Bluewood ski maps

A skier passes near the top of the hill in Bluewood in December 2015.

2. Bluewood season passThe Bluewood 2021-22 Season Passes are on sale now at the pre-season price for the Snow Bunny in your life. In addition to unlimited skiing and horseback riding all winter long at Bluewood, 21 miles from Dayton, a season pass includes free or discounted lift tickets at eight partner resorts. Season tickets range from $ 35 for people over 70 and children 6 and under, to $ 1,515 for a family of three. Adult passes cost $ 750, and seniors and students aged 7 through college cost $ 620. Bluewood opens in mid-December and operates until early April.

Cost: $ 35 to $ 1,515

Site: 2000 N. Touchet Road, Dayton

Telephone: 509-382-4725

Website: bluewood.com

Museum 1

New exhibitions and murals as well as the old one at the Walla Walla Children’s Museum.

3. Membership of the Walla Walla Children’s MuseumThe Walla Walla Children’s Museum offers hands-on exhibits and interactive programs in the fields of art, education, science and community. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Monday. Admission is $ 5 per visit, but a membership provides unlimited entry for a family for one year, discounts on workshops and classes, and discounted tickets to other participating Northwestern Youth Museums. .

Cost: $ 100 / family or $ 45 for a three-month membership

Site: 77 Wainwright Drive, Walla Walla

Telephone: 509-526-7529

Website: cmww.org

Complete Symphony in Cordiner

Walla Walla Symphony performs to a full house at a 2019 “Spring Celebration” concert.

4. Walla Walla Symphony season ticketsIndulge the music lover in your life with season tickets to the Walla Walla Symphony. Five concerts remaining this season are “‘Tis the Season” on December 3, “Resounding Joy” on December 14, “Chanticleer” on February 24, “With Justice for All” on March 29 and “Hope Springs Eternal” on May 3. “’Tis the Season” is at the Gesa Power House Theater, and the other four are at the Walla Walla University Church. The Symphony offers three, four, five and six concert subscriptions at different prices for adults and students.

Cost: $ 42 to $ 130

Telephone: 509-529-8020

Website: wwsymphony.org

Opening of the commemorative pool

Ezekial Hartwell, 12, appears to be soaring as he jumps from the top of the Veterans Memorial Pool at Walla Walla during the free opening session on Friday afternoon, May 28, 2021.

5. Season pass to the Veterans Memorial PoolSwimming might not be on your mind this time of year, but the 2022 Walla Walla Outdoor Aquatic Center swimming season passes go on sale November 26. Prices are reduced for first-time buyers and increase by $ 5 per month through May. The swimming pool, wading pool, waterslides and more are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Cost: $ 50 to $ 85 depending on when you buy

Site: 505 E. Rees Ave, Walla Walla

Telephone: 509-524-4554

Website: ubne.ws/WWpoolpass


Sunday was a great night for baseball as a large crowd turned up for the final game of the 2017 Walla Walla Sweets season.

6. Walla Walla Sweets Family PassTake the family to the ball game with a 2022 Walla Walla Sweets Family Pass. Catch six games over the 32-game season at Borleske Stadium. For the best deal, buy for $ 375 by the end of 2021 or $ 450 after the new year. Several other season pass options are available if you want to attend more matches or want premium seats.

Cost: $ 375 to $ 450

Telephone: 509-522-2255

Website: wallawallasweets.com

Umatilla Forest

Sunset in the Umatilla National Forest on Saturday June 30, 2018.

7. Northwestern Forest Annual PassA Northwest Forest Pass is an adventure ticket for the outdoor enthusiast on your shopping list. It is honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where daily usage fees are charged. The US Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest region contains 17 National Forests, two National Scenic Areas, one National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments. Passes are interchangeable between household members and valid for one year from the last day of the month of purchase.

Cost: $ 30

Telephone: 1-800-270-7504

Website: store.usgs.gov/forest-pass


Vegetation forms an arch over the trail that circles Lewis & Clark Trail State Park east of Waitsburg.

8. Washington Discover PassThe Discover Pass pays for itself with just three trips to state parks each year. The Discover Pass gives you access to millions of acres of state recreation grounds in Washington, including over 100 state parks, 350 primitive recreation sites, including campgrounds and picnic areas , nearly 700 water access points, nearly 2,000 miles of trails, 80 natural areas and 30 wildlife areas.

Cost: $ 30

Telephone: 866-320-9933

Website: Discoverpass.wa.gov


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