Yakima Air Terminal is the primary commercial service airport serving Yakima, Washington, located three miles south of the city centre. It takes up an area of 825 acres at an elevation of 1,099 feet above mean sea level and has two asphalt runways. It also serves as a base for light sport and light utility aircraft manufacturer Cub Crafters, Inc.
Yakima Valley Museum - The facility houses historical artefacts and exhibits on the Yakima Valley, most especially its American Indian culture and the growth of its fruit industry. Guided tours of the museum available and can be arranged by calling the Education Department. The museum also hosts several programs such as live musical performances and the showing of old films on the big screen.
Capitol Theatre - Also known as the Lowe State Theatre, the Capitol Theatre is a live performance arts venue located downtown Yakima. It has a seating capacity of 1,500 and hosts the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, concerts, musicals, dance recitals, and even graduations, memorial services, and baptismal. Additionally, the theatre hosts Capitol Kids, a youth theatre arts program that is dedicated to ensuring that all children from Yakima Valley have the opportunity to experience and reap the benefits of a good arts program.
Yakima Indian Painted Rocks - A tiny state park situated at the intersection of Powerhouse and Ackely Roads outside of Yakima, Indian Painted Rocks are a cliff of basaltic rocks which contain pictographs or Indian rock paintings. The paintings are polychromatic in style, using only the colours black, white, and red. The origin of the paintings is unknown.
Yakima Area Arboretum - The Yakima Area Arboretum is a non-profit living tree and plant museum that aims to educate and inspire people to connect with nature. It has a collection of more than 1,000 native and exotic species of woody plants, several types of gardens, and a herbarium.
Teapot Dome Service Station - How often does one get to see an actual building designed to look like a gigantic teapot? The former service station in Zillah of Yakima County was built in 1922 with a circular frame, a conical roof, a handle made from sheet metal, and a spout made from concrete, intended to function as a constant reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal.
How to get around within Yakima
The primary provider of public transportation in Yakima is the Yakima Transit. Routes, schedules, and fares are all posted on Yakima Transit's official website. There is also an automatic trip planner on the website to guide you on which route to take depending on where you'll be coming from, your destination, and whether you prioritize having the best route, the route with the least number of transfers, or the one that requires the least walking.
How to get there
The two scheduled airline passenger services that operate in Yakima Air Terminal are Alaska Airlines (operated by Horizon Air) and SeaPort Airlines. The former connects to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, while the latter connects to Pangborn Memorial Airport in Douglas County, also in Washington. The airline also works with cargo carriers Air Pac, Ameriflight, and FedEx Feeder.
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