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Hotel Windrow
502 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Hotel Windrow

Permanent Exhibits

Paying homage to the traditions of the Kittitas Valley through its agriculture, art, and history of the community, Hotel Windrow incorporates these aspects in its name, décor, and overall design. Hotel and restaurant visitors and guests have an opportunity to view multiple displays and exhibits located throughout the building, including the Museum’s current exhibit “Hotels of Ellensburg.”

The Hotel Windrow display is an annual display that features a special theme selected by Museum and hotel staff. Currently, the exhibit theme is Historic Ellensburg Hotels. Objects, photographs, and interpretative text combine to give the visitor a dive into the histories behind local hotels and motels such as the Johnson House, the Antlers Hotel, the Webster Hotel, the Rega Lodge Motel, and the Waits Motel, among many others. The exhibit case is located on the Basement level near the Fitness Center, and will change on a regular basis — so be sure to check it out!

More to Explore at the Museum

Military Room

Permanent Exhibit

Our Military Room features many items from individuals who served our country and have been a part of Kittitas County. These items include uniforms, medals, letters, photographs, souvenirs, and more.

Puget Sound Energy

Permanent Exhibit

The Renewable Energy Center at the Puget Sound Energy Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility provides both a close-up of the wind turbines, solar arrays, and numerous educational displays on wind and solar technology and local natural history and cultural history.

Great Ellensburg Fire

Permanent Exhibit

This exhibit takes a look at the various causes of the fire, and the possible motives behind each. It features newspaper clippings, historic photographs, and even a clock that survived the fire.