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Discover all Whitman College's hometown has to offer. Our students love it here—and we think you will too. What's not to love?!

Visit Walla Walla   Getting to Walla Walla

Walla Walla, Washington, is a beautiful community located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The city is home to about 34,000 people, three institutions of higher education, and thriving agricultural and viticultural industries. Walla Walla experiences ample sunshine and all four seasons, with dry summers and mild winters.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Walla Walla is within driving distance of excellent hiking and biking trails, the Columbia and Snake Rivers, the breathtaking Palouse Falls and Bluewood ski resort.

Our serene setting, friendly community and growing wine industry has placed Walla Walla at the top of many must-see travel lists. In 2019, Travel + Leisure named Walla Walla a must visit for wine lovers. It’s also frequently lauded for the charming, historic Main Street, which is home to boutique shops and gourmet restaurants. Our award-winning Main Street is within walking distance of Whitman’s campus, and students can often be found studying and hanging out in downtown coffee shops and patisseries. 

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Interested in visiting Walla Walla? Whitman College Office of Admission offers campus visits for prospective students and their families year-round. Plan your visit today.

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