Mount Vernon, WA Tourist Attractions
Mount Vernon is a large town located midway between Seattle and the Canadian-USA Border. The town has pleasant downtown area and a children's museum. If you are visiting Mount Vernon during the spring you encounter the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Street Fair, when the town is in bloom. The town also hosts a number of events over the summer months.
Padilla Bay Research Reserve and Interpretive Center
The Padilla Bay Research Reserve is a large shallow bay that fills up during high tide and empties out during low tide. The bay is an important habitat for salmon, crab, and perch, to name a few. There is an interpretive center, with an aquarium featuring four tanks for a total volume of 3,500 gallons, and walking trails for visitors to enjoy or bird watch.
This park encompasses beautiful scenery with mountains and lakes, making it popular with hikers and nature lovers.
Sedro-Woolley, in northwestern Washington, is an interesting town with many historical buildings. The town is the result of a long ago merger between the two towns of Sedro and Wooley. Today it calls itself the Gateway to the Cascades.
The Sedro Woolley Museum features the history of the town, which began as two seperate towns, forced to merge due to economical considerations.
The little town of Burlington is not a tourist destination in itself. However, it is a pleasant enough place, made vibrant by the towns youth. It also has all the amentities that a traveler may need, including suprisingly good shopping options.
La Conner, Washington
La Conner is a quaint little town, located between Seattle and Bellingham on the Swinomish Channel. There are a number of museum in La Conner and it is also a good place to arrange a whale watching tour.
La Conner Quilt Museum and Gaches Mansion
Located in the historic, Victorian, Gaches Mansion, the La Conner Quilt Museum is one of the fews museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to displaying quilts. Quilts from around the world, as well as some made locally, are presented the Quilt Museum. There is also a Sales Gallery for those looking to acquire what they see.
Museum of Northwest Art
Located in La Conner, the Museum of Northwest Art presents changing exhibitions of regional artists. The museum also presents a variety of programs including lectures, discussions, and projects open to the public. The Museum of Northwest Art has been open since the early 1980s.
Skagit County Historical Museum
The Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner carriers a wide range of historical items covering more than just the usual local history. The museum also offers education programs for adults and serves as a research facility with documents and photographs from La Conner's past.