Hooper — Once thriving, now a ghost town. It was built by the McGregor Company based on the sheep-raising industry. In Whitman County, on the Palouse River just south of Highway 26, between Washtucna and Pampa.
Spokane International Airport, located in the region, offers air service to some cities in the western US: see the Spokane article for details. Other airports with commercial air service near this region include Walla Walla, Pasco and Pullman. The nearest major international airports are Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Portland International Airport, but they are 5-6 hours away by car.
The Snake River Canyon carries the Snake River through the Palouse from Lewiston, Idaho, through an arc northwest then southwest, and finally empties it into the Columbia River at Burbank, near Pasco. The most popular site is just SW of Pullman near Lower Granite Dam. However, you cannot follow the river by car any further downstream. Due to the extensive backtracking that would be required, most people are only able to view one section of the canyon per road trip.
Spokane House Interpretive Center, N Riverside Park Dr. (via Nine Mile Rd. - WA Hwy 291), Nine Mile Falls, WA, ☎ +1-(509) 465-5064, . summer: Sat 14-16h, Sun 10-16h, other times by arrangement. Telling the story of the oldest house in Washington state, and the Spokane Indians who lived here.edit
Spokane Plains Battlefield Monument, Four Lakes, WA (at the north end of Electric Ave., just south of the freeway.). Marks the site of a battle on Sept 1, 1858 where the US military decisively defeated a confederation of the Spokanes, Couer d’Alenes, Yakamas, Palouses, and other tribes.edit
Steptoe Battlefield, Rosalia, WA (From Seventh St., turn right onto Josephine Avenue, then turn right onto Summit Avenue to the park entrance.), . summer: 06:30h - dusk, winter: 08:00 - dusk. A small 4-acre site with a monolith, marking where on May 17, 1858 a small US Army detachment was defeated by a larger force of Spokane, Palouse and Coeur D'Alene Native Americans.edit
Asotin County Museum, 215 Filmore Street, Asotin, ☎ +1-509-243-4659, . Exhibits about the county's history, including examples of various kinds of buildings, such as a schoolhouse and Nez Perce tepee.edit
Walla Walla Often thought of as part of the Palouse region. However, the western boundry of the county is on the Coulmbia River.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site, (7 miles west of Walla Walla off of Highway 12), ☎ +1-509-522-6357, . 08-18h summers, 08-16:30h other seasons, every day except three holidays. The 1847 Whitman "Massacre" horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards.$3/person, $5/family. edit