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Leavenworth: Visitor's Guide to Washington's Bavarian Village

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Fun Things to Do in Leavenworth Washington
Leavenworth's Front Street

Leavenworth's Front Street and the nearby streets and parks are charming and festive places to wander and explore.

© Angela M. Brown
Leavenworth offers fun all year round. You can spend an afternoon wandering the shops and attractions in and around the central part of town. The surrounding mountains and rivers provide opportunity for recreation in summer and in winter. Combine that with great food and fantastic festivals and you have the makings of a refreshing Northwest getaway.

Here are my recommendations for fun things to do in Leavenworth:

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum
This fascinating, family-friendly museum features nutcrackers from around the world and throughout history. They have hundreds of the colorful wooden-character type of nutcracker, as well as a wide variety of other devices used to crack nuts. The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum is open for just a few hours each afternoon during the warmer months, and on weekends only during the cold season. The entrance to the museum is located next door to the Nussknacker Haus, Leavenworth's nutcracker and collectible shop on Front Street.

Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course
This 18-hole putting course is in a lovely green setting, complete with water features and mountain views. Kids of all ages will enjoy the family of goats that reside on the hillside adjacent to the course. Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course is located across Highway 2 from the Enzian Inn. The putting course is open during the warmer months of the year.

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
Located just a short drive from town, the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is worth a visit for a number of reasons. You can check out the fishery exhibits in the main building and then take a walking tour of the hatchery facilities. The hatchery's flat-and-easy nature trail takes you along Icicle Creek, where you can observe a variety of flora and fauna. The fish hatchery also has nicely landscaped grounds where you can enjoy a picnic or a romp with the kids.

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