Summer In Pullman
If you think Pullman is dead in the summer, think again – there are so many things to do and see, summer might not be long enough!
Options highlighted in blue indicate that we have brochures or other information on these activities; stop by the Pullman Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center lobby 24 hours a day to pick up your copies! We also have maps, directories, local business information and other great resources available.
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- Welcome Wayside on Davis Way, with sign saying “welcome” in 60 languages
- Pullman Depot Heritage Center – 330 N Grand
- “Wings of the Palouse” mural at High Street Plaza – stand in front of your favorite to give yourself wings!
- Pine Street Plaza Mural – on the side of Thomas Hammer Coffee on Main Street
- Waterfall across the bridge at Pine Street Plaza
- Artesian Well at Kamiaken ST & Olsen St
- Cougar Plaza – Corner of N Grand and NE Olsen St
- Martin Stadium and “Cougar Pride” statue – a four ton bronze mountain lion
- Numerous art installations on the WSU Campus – See their map
- Concrete “WSU” at Brelsford WSU Visitor Center (Main St & Spring St) or the WSU signage at the Main Street entrance to campus
The Great Outdoors
- Pullman Trails & Pathways: Pullman has almost 8 miles of paths to walk or bike, including Downtown Riverwalk, Terre View, Koppel Farm, City Playfields, and Johnson Road Spur. If you really want to stretch your legs, head the the 7-mile Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, a paved path that stretches all the way to Moscow, ID.
- Downtown Pullman Walk of Fame: Walk around downtown and visit the Pullman Walk of Fame plaques embedded in the sidewalks spreading from all four corners of the Main Street & Kamiaken Street intersection. Grab a brochure from our lobby before you head out to learn about Distinguished Residents, Pullman Mayors, Famous Sports Figures, and WSU Presidents & Distinguished Members of the WSU Community.
- History and/or architecture buffs will enjoy A Walking Tour of Pullman, a two hour stroll to view Pullman’s historically significant buildings and landmarks.
- WSU Bear Center: Explore your wild side by visiting a grizzly bear research center! View bears rolling in the grass or taking a dip in their pool. Learn more at: https://bearcenter.wsu.edu/
- Pullman Parks: Enjoy a picnic, play a round of disc golf, or just enjoy a beautiful day in one of Pullman’s 14 parks or numerous green spaces. Watch movies in the park on Fridays or see concerts in the park on Wednesdays. Or take your dog to Pooch Park and frolic with four-legged friend! See the list of parks HERE
- Palouse Ridge Golf Club offers a Scottish links style championship course with beautiful views of the Palouse.
- Airway Hills Par 3 Golf Course offers 9 hole links, practice green, pro shop, simulators and picnic area. Mini Golf too!
- Make a splash at Reaney Park Pool to beat the heat!
- Iif you want a break from the sun, the Pullman Aquatics Fitness Center has indoor swimming.
The Great Indoors!
- The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU – Largest fine art facility in the Inland Northwest
- Conner Museum – focus on vertebrate animals
- Robert P Worthman Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Museum – anatomical specimens preserved in a variety of unique methods
- WSU Museum of Anthropology – interpretive exhibits
Theatre & Music
- Cougar Entertainment – laser tag, arcade & mini-golf
- Village Centre Cinemas – movies
- Zeppoz – Bowling, arcade
- Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe – watch how it’s made!
- Pullman’s Fourth of July Celebration in Sunnyside Park
- National Lentil Festival – (August) – music, beer garden, cook off, free chili and more!
- Pullman Farmers Market – Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30pm (mid-May – October)
Read and view student-written blogs describing their favorite places to visit and things to do in the Pullman area.
Places To Eat – Pullman boasts many great restaurants!