Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
910 Simpson Avenue
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: (360) 532-8161
Fax: (360) 532-8814
Located on the Independence Road in Rochester, Helsing Junction Farm is an organic farm that spreads across 35 acres (14 hectares) of one of the most fertile lands in the state. With a focus on producing organic vegetables and fruits, the farm, which is run by a group of 15 farmers, has plantations for organic fruits, vegetables and herbs like sweet corn, carrots, garlic, strawberries, raspberries, spinach and several others. This group also runs the Community Supported Agriculture program that governs the standards of organic produce in the region. Apart from the plantations, this organic farm hosts its annual Helsing Junction Sleepover festival which is organized in collaboration with K Records. Here, visitors can enjoy while attending numerous concerts, film screenings and art exhibitions for three days usually held in the month of August. Visit the farm for tour of their farms while in Rochester.
The Washington State Capitol is actually more than just the capitol building, but an entire campus that includes the Governor's Mansion, the Washington Supreme Court and other executive offices and agencies. The capitol was built between 1922 and 1928, and is erected in the Neoclassical style, complete with a large dome. In addition to the buildings on campus, there are 18 monuments and art installations throughout the property.
Commonly known as The Castle, The Old Capitol Building has sustained several disasters. The eight-foot (2.4-meter) glass window on the main entrance was artistically done by Michael Kennedy, and is absolutely stunning. This building has been a home to offices as well. Built in 1890, it is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bigelow House Museum constructed in 1850s was the residence of Bigelows, a prominent family of the Washington state. This family was deeply involved in social causes that dealt with womens rights and the field of public education. The Carpenter Gothic style structure is now a house museum that preserves and displays documents and other heirlooms of this family.
Home to two lighthouses, North Head and Cape Disappointment, Cape Disappointment State Park sits on the edge of the Pacific coast in Washington marking the entrance to the Columbia River. Ferocious winds and rough waters approaching the river mouth made it necessary to have two lighthouses in such close proximity. For one keepers wife, its said the winds were so ferocious and deafening that she threw herself over the edge of the cliff and now reportedly haunts the area. Come and see for yourself if the place is haunted or just enjoy the breathtaking views and the lush old-growth forest.