Central Washington Spotlight – Wenatchee

Wenatchee sits between the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. The Wenatchee Valley has the sister cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, each on a bank of the Columbia. This part of the state is known as Central Washington and is a semi-arid desert with pine forests, glacial plateaus, and agricultural farms.  It is the 7th largest city in Eastern and Central Washington.

Wenatchee Washington and Chelan County

Washington State showing Chelan County. Chelan County showing the location of Wenatchee. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Wenatchee Washington

Looking at Wenatchee and the Cascade Mountains. Photo credit: Wikipedia

Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley area are showcased in this 3-minute You Tube Video:

Video credit: YouTube

Liberty Orchards: Aplets & Cotlets Candy

Wenatchee is home to Liberty Orchards, makers of Aplets and Cotlets candy. Read the Liberty Orchards Story. You can take factory tours in the nearby town of Cashmere, Washington and taste delicious samples. If you can't make the tour, watch this silent 5 minute YouTube video that shows the process for making this sweet treat.

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The Columbia River

Wenatchee is seated right at the confluence (where they join) of the Wenatchee River and the Columbia River. The Columbia River flows south from Canada, and divides Washington State almost down the middle.  It turns right at the bottom of the state and then divides Washington from Oregon, until it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Check out National Geographic's Virtual World: Columbia River exploration tool by clicking the link of the Columbia River map below:

Map showing path of the Columbia River

Map showing path of the Columbia River as it travels from Canada south and west to the Pacific Ocean. Photo Credit: Wikipedia