Golden treasures, landmarks can be found in Goldendale

GOLDENDALE – Growing up in Goldendale, “the gateway to the Columbia River”, some often overlook the many beautiful landmarks that surrounded them.

As adults, many now appreciate the graceful and stately look of such places as the Presby House and the tall and skinny Red House that occupy the streets of their hometown. Even the old, but remodeled and modernized Carnegie Library, a place youngsters never considered historic, gave youngsters hours of quality quiet reading time. Now it’s often recognized for the true treasure it is to the community.

Goldendale is also fortunate to be home to one of the few observatories in the northwest. The Goldendale Observatory is now a state park and is well worth the trip to check out its amazing telescope.

Goldendale also offers many sporting activities from hunting and fishing in the Simcoe Hills. If you are the more adventurous type, there is always windsurfing on the nearby beautiful and wild Columbia River.

‑ Julia Hart can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email


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