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114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Neon Signs

Permanent Exhibits

Bright, bold, and beautiful! These dazzling signs from Ellensburg and Kittitas County’s past have been restored, allowing the neon lights to once again delight locals and visitors alike. Signs on permanent display include the Valley Café, Button Jewelers, Downtown Pharmacy, Ranch Tavern, and Starlight Lounge.

More to Explore at the Museum

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.

Ellensburg Blue Agate

Permanent Exhibit

Over 50 samples of Ellensburg Blue Agate are featured in the ongoing Rock and Mineral display, which is the largest collection held by a museum.


Permanent Exhibit

This display highlights information about the Northern Pacific Railway (today known as the BNSF Railway) and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Road.