Goldendale Observatory

The Goldendale Observatory Interpretive Center is located on a hilltop North of Goldendale. Gaze at planets, nebulae, and galaxies through the lens of one of the nation’s largest public telescopes available in the evenings for public viewing sessions.

The facility is run by the Washington State Parks Department. Visit this fine facility year round and enjoy a family outing under the stars.

  • Fee Required
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Trained Guides Available
  • Visitor Center on Site
  • Located on Private Land

Local Visionaries

The Central Cascades has seven themes that help to define the character of the region. This location is an example of Local Visionaries. Here are more locations that exemplify this theme:

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