The town of Pullman, hidden in the southeast corner of Washington, is dominated by Washington State University. Wander the sprawling campus and stroll around the town to visit events venues, gardens and museums. Head outside town to explore the Palouse, a fertile and scenic farming area made up of green rolling hills and arable land.

Pullman was settled at the end of the 19th century by homesteaders and incorporated in 1888. The town has since survived floods and fires, and boomed with the arrival of the university and the railroads.

Explore the university campus to experience its museums and other attractions. Locals love to sample the artisan gelati of Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, while children enjoy watching the formidable creatures playing in the garden of the Bear Center.

Amble through the Museum of Art to see works by an array of international contemporary painters and sculptors. Other campus attractions include the Museum of Anthropology, which displays artifacts tracing the history of the northwestern American Indian nations. Learn about the region’s animals and birds in the Conner Natural History Museum.

Outside of campus, visit the Palouse Discovery Science Center. Interactive exhibits help visitors of all ages to engage with chemistry, biology and physics. Visit on a Saturday for a free day of family activities.

Drive around the Palouse Scenic Byway, a network of roads that run through the farmland around Pullman. Line up your camera for impressive shots of the Palouse Falls. This cascade plummets for almost 200 feet (60 meters) down a basalt gorge.

Rent a bike in Pullman to cycle amid the atmospheric landscape. Search through the hills for vineyards and go on a wine-tasting tour.

Flying to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport from Seattle will take about an hour. Eastern Washington brings weather extremes with the seasons; visit in fall or spring for milder temperatures. Come in August for the niche delights of the National Lentil Festival, when you can enjoy cook-offs, demonstrations and outdoor performances.

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Top Hotels in Pullman

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Coast Hilltop Inn
2.5 out of 5
928 NW Olsen Street, Pullman
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.1/5Very Good! (651 reviews)

"We enjoyed the great views while eating breakfast outside."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Coast Hilltop Inn
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Holiday Inn Express And Suites Pullman
2.5 out of 5
1190 SE Bishop Boulevard, Pullman
Jul 22 - Jul 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (750 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and well maintained, we enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Holiday Inn Express And Suites Pullman
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Courtyard by Marriott Pullman
3 out of 5
1295 Northeast North Fairway Road, Pullman
Jul 21 - Jul 22
4.6/5Wonderful! (204 reviews)

"very new clean facility. bigger room. no breakfast provided"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Pullman

Popular things to do in Pullman

Steptoe Butte State Park
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Steptoe Butte State Park

The saying, “On a clear day you can see forever” holds a lot of truth for this location. Look out over the region to see features many miles away.

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