Pullman, home to Washington State University and National Lentil Festival, is composed of more than only one characteristics: it is a long-established farming community, with fourth and fifth generation farmers loving here.
It is also a local business community, and maybe most importantly a university community, housing over 18,000 college students and staff.
While visiting Pullman, you must not miss a tour of Washington State University, with its large campus offering so many fun opportunities around the institution.
You can also try some of Pullman’s unique shops, galleries, and boutiques, all conveniently located close to your accommodation near WSU.
Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum – the coliseum, comprising 12,000 and a smaller, 2,600-seat theatre, is among the largest performing arts centers in the Inland Northwest.
You should reserve your seat here if you want to see some of the best rock, jazz and country western stars, comedians and soloists.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn – located in Uniontown on highway 195, 16 miles south of Pullman, this art center was initially a dairy barn which brought regional, fine, and folk art to the public.
If you visit the barn, you’ll be able to see artisans at work and you can also buy some souvenirs from the Shop at the Barn.
Robert P. Worthman Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Museum – located in the WSU campus, McCoy Hall room, it is a great learning environment, being the only one of its kind in the nation.
The institution exhibits over a hundred dried and skeletal preparations of domestic animals and also a wide range of bird specimens and wild species.
WSU Museum of Anthropology – it is located also on the WSU campus and it houses the fossil record of human evolution and exhibits on cultural similarities and differences in people.
Reaney Park – it houses the National Lentil Festival and a series of summer concerts, containing a horseshoe pit, a playground area, outdoor pools, a gazebo and BBQ areas with picnic tables.
Sunnyside Park – houses the city’s garden plots and it is home to the annual 4th of July community celebration in Pullman.
The green area has plenty of facilities, from tennis courts to Frisbee golf course, and walking trails. It has also 2 ponds and a waterfall.
Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) – located on 950 NE Nelson Ct. Pullman, the center houses various exhibits, teaching collections, and activities emphasizing hands-on learning.
It is an excellent place for children to experience science and technology through valuable educational programs.
Palouse Scenic Byway – it contains 11 communities, each one having its own special characteristic, along with friendly people, miles of open road and incredible beauty.
Pullman Civic Theatre – located on 1220 Northwest Nye Street, Pullman, the theatre offers entertainment and educational opportunities for all ages.
Lawson Gardens – they are named after Gerald Lawson, a local famer who donated 13 acres of land to the City of Pullman in 1985, in memory of his first wife, Alice. They are Pullman’s formal gardens.