6 Things to Do in Electric City That You Shouldn't Miss

August 10, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Electric City is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 968 at the 2010 census. The community was named for its proximity to the power source at Grand Coulee Dam.
Restaurants in Electric City

1. Grand Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam, WA +1 509-633-9265
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 334 reviews

Grand Coulee Dam

The dam has a fantastic nightly laser light show during the summer.

Reviewed By Iyamapirate - Eugene, Oregon

If you're in the area you should not miss this spectacle. A gargantuan engineering feat. An amazing accomplishment that could not have happened without Franklin D. Roosevelt and the W.P.A. The project provided jobs during the depression, power to the Northwest and beyond, and irrigation to what is now some of the finest farmland in America. The visitor center is small but very informative and does detail the unfortunate side-effect of the displacement of hundreds of Native Americans who still have not been fully compensated for their losses.

2. Steamboat Rock State Park

51052 Hwy 155, Electric City, WA 99123 +1 509-633-1304
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Steamboat Rock State Park

Reviewed By liz169 - Edmonton, Canada

We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful campground at Steamboat. All paved sites, beautiful grassed areas, clean metal picnic tables and paved bike paths through the park. As we visited in August, I would say the only negative was that water levels dropped significantly in the lake due to irrigation. Banks Lake is an irrigation lake. Also due to water levels and heat ? we found the water very weedy, which was not great for swimming. Water temperatures were wonderfully warm, beaches are sandy and all around the lake. A true boaters paradise!

3. Gehrke Windmill Garden

Grand Coulee Ave, Grand Coulee, WA 99133
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Gehrke Windmill Garden

Reviewed By RushCubFan - Spokane, WA

Mr. Gehrke has passed but Electric City has moved his folk art to a fenced-in area in the parking lot of North Dam Park. There are too many pieces here to count, all unique. Well worth a quick stop to appreciate someone's life work.

4. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

1008 Crest Dr, Coulee Dam, WA 99116-1259 +1 509-633-9441
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Reviewed By Dicka - Ashland, Oregon

We camped at the well-maintained Fort Spokane campground, which caters to fisherman during certain times of year and boaters during the hot summer. Definitely a water- oriented place. That said. It's an easy walk to historic Fort Spokane, where we received a personal lecture from the NPS ranger (there was no one else there). Worth a half hour to an hour of your time.

5. Crown Point State Park

Crown Vista Point Road, Grand Coulee, WA 99133
Excellent
40%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Crown Point State Park

Reviewed By fankenfamilie - Bamberg

The Dam is just huge. Almost a mile long. Very impressive.
On the other hand, it is about the only interesting thing in the area (large area that is...).
The nightly laser show lasts about half an hour and is well worth a visit, explaining the history of the dam and ist surroundings.

6. Riverview Lanes Bowling Center

515 River Dr, Coulee Dam, WA 99116-1300 +1 509-633-9933
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Riverview Lanes Bowling Center is fun for the whole family! Enjoy a unique bowling experience on our original hardwood lanes and 1950s-era pin machines. We also host birthday parties, family gatherings, and more!

Reviewed By Jeannette098 - Coulee Dam, Washington

This tiny little place is just good home town fun. They have leagues and also reserve for birthday parties and family events. Hometown business at its finest. :)

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.