Take a wine tasting detour in the Yakima Valley through the authentic western town of Toppenish and discover why the wild west still lives on.
Wandering the boardwalk-lined main streets of Toppenish you can practically hear the crackle of gunfire, the beating of horses hoofs, the rhythmic pounding of Yakama Indian drums during a pow wow. Accurate accounts of Toppenish as an early frontier settlement in the mid-1800’s are vividly captured in over 70 murals painted on store fronts all over town. Toppenish is ten minutes from Zillah wineries in the Yakima Valley and makes a great cultural activity when you need a pause from wine tasting. These action-packed murals will turn a lunch break and stroll through town into a slide show from the wild and woolly west. While this era has long since vanished, its history and memories live on in Toppenish.