Introduction to Walla Walla, Washington
Walla Walla History
The present day city of Walla Walla was originally known as Steptoeville, named after Colonel Steptoe. Later on, the area was named after the Walla Walla Indian tribe who once inhabited the region. During 1836, Marcus Whitman and his wife, Narcissa Whitman, visited the place and established Whitman Mission in order to convert the local Walla Walla tribe to Christianity. However, they were killed by the Cayuse tribe. Walla Walla was incorporated on January 11, 1862.
Walla Walla and nearby Attractions
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site
- Fort Walla Walla Museum
- Walla Walla Skatepark
- Lewis and Clark Trail State Park
- Bruce Memorial Museum
- Children's Museum of Walla Walla
Things To Do In Walla Walla
In the city of Walla Walla, you can visit the Children’s Museum of Walla Walla and the Kirkman House Museum to explore the history of the region. Leisure hours can also be spent at Jefferson Park, Fort Walla Walla Park, Tietan Park, Pioneer Park, Wildwood Park, and Lions Park. You can shop for vintage collections at the Antique Mall of Walla Walla. You can also enjoy shopping at the Southgate Shopping Center, Eastgate Shopping Center and Plaza Shopping Center.
Walla Walla Transportation
Walla Walla Regional Airport is nearby.
Walla Walla Higher Education
Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College are the local colleges.