Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Grant County Museums

Grant County is located in the eastern and southern portion of North Central Washington. When you visit Grant County, you’ll be visiting a very special part of Washington State. A part that features a great deal of farmland, the amazing Columbia River, and some lively communities and popular vacation getaways. You’ll be in the neighborhood of impressive hydroelectric dams, intriguing natural wonders, and also be able to enjoy one of the best climates in the entire state.

You’ll also be in an area that is home to a fascinating history. Much of that history is available to explore to, thanks to the many Grant County Museums.

Grant County Museums

Grant County Historical Museum
Grant County Historical Museum
Grant County Historical Museum is located near the east end of Ephrata and features a unique look, including historic buildings available for touring, at life in this rural county during its early days.


Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center is a one-of-a-kind attraction featuring an interesting look at the early days of the community combined with an impressive art collection.

Wanapum Dam Heritage Center
Wanapum Heritage Center
Located inside the Wanapum Dam, one of the impressive hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River, the Wanapum Heritage Center not only looks at the history of settlement in the area but also Native American history as well.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Visitor Center
Though technically not located within Grant County as it’s just across the Columbia River in Vantage, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is one of the more fascinating state parks in the region. The visitor center there features incredible examples of petrified rock and a great look at the history of the discovery of this unique locale.