Leavenworth, Washington is home to festivals and events, outdoor recreation and theatre, attractions, and shopping. Activities range from arcades for children to wine tours for adults.
Outdoor activities in the Leavenworth area are available year-round. Spring, summer, and fall offer opportunities for bird watching, camping, mountain biking and river activities. Winter outdoor activities include backcountry skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing and sleigh rides.
Activities for children include geocaching and a large arcade with a miniature golf course. Museums offer interesting information and artifacts from the area.
Events include a salmon and autumn leaf festival, which both occur in September. Every October, the Leavenworth Oktoberfest takes place, with Bavarian food and activities.
For a culinary and agritourism experience, Leavenworth offers wineries, breweries and distilleries. It has an artisan cheese maker and shop. Other unique shops feature specialty teas, coffees and chocolate.
The Leavenworth Summer Theater and the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts are just two of the arts venues that offer entertainment for all ages.
Leavenworth, Washington is located two hours from Puget Sound. Leavenworth is served daily by Amtrak via Seattle and Spokane Empire Builder Line. This route is described as a great way to enjoy the majestic vistas of Washington state.
The Leavenworth area was settled by gold seekers and fur traders in the late 19th century. The community has a Bavarian theme, complete with the largest nutcracker museum in the United States. Over 1 million visitors travel to Leavenworth each year.