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Leavenworth

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. It is part of the Wenatchee−East Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,965 at the 2010 census. The entire town center is modeled on a Bavarian village.The railroad construction was completed during the winter of 1893. Lafayette Lamb arrived in 1903 from Clinton, Iowa to build the second largest sawmill in Washington state.Leavenworth was officially incorporated on September 5, 1906. A small timber community, it became the headquarters of the Great North Railroad in the early 1900s. The railroad relocated to Wenatchee in the 1920s, greatly affecting Leavenworth's economy.In 1962, the Project LIFE (Leavenworth Improvement For Everyone) Committee was formed in partnership with the University of Washington to investigate strategies to revitalize the struggling logging town. The theme town idea was created by two Seattle business men, Ted Price and Bob Rodgers, who had bought a failing cafe on Highway 2 in 1960. Price was chair of the Project LIFE tourism subcommittee, and in 1965 the pair led a trip to a Danish-themed town Solvang, California to build support for the idea. The first building to be remodeled in the Bavarian style was the Chikamin Hotel, which owner LaVerne Peterson renamed the Edelweiss after the state flower of Bavaria.
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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Zoo
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Waterfront Park ©
Park
Waterfront Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Front Street Park ©
Park
Front Street Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Leavenworth

Chelan Electric Bikes ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Chelan Electric Bikes Chelan
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ohme Gardens ©
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Ohme Gardens Wenatchee
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lake Chelan ©
Water Body
Lake Chelan Chelan
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Apple Capital Loop Trail
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Apple Capital Loop Trail Wenatchee
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Leavenworth

Icicle Gorge
Geologic Formation
Icicle Gorge
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Wenatchee State Park ©
Water Body
Lake Wenatchee State Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Enchantment Lakes
Mountain
Enchantment Lakes
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
Water Body
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Leavenworth

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The Cheesemongers Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Cheesemongers Shop
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kris Kringl - Where It's Christmas All Year Long! ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kris Kringl - Where It's Christmas All Year Long!
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Schocolat ©
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Schocolat
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Oil & Vinegar Cellar ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Oil & Vinegar Cellar
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Leavenworth

Eagle Creek Ranch ©
Ranch
Eagle Creek Ranch
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Leavenworth Ski Hill ©
Ski Area
Leavenworth Ski Hill
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Alpine Spa at Icicle Village Resort ©
Spa
Alpine Spa at Icicle Village Resort
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Icicle Ridge Trail
Hiking Trail
Icicle Ridge Trail
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wineries in Leavenworth

Silvara Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
Silvara Cellars
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Winery / Vineyard
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room ©
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Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eagle Creek Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Eagle Creek Winery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

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