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Cool Town: Toppenish

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TOPPENISH, Wash.-  The City of Toppenish has about 9,000 people and covers about two square miles, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty. 

The city's murals tell the story of it's rich history and cultural diversity, and attracts visitors from all over the world.

"They're all historically accurate.  We have over 70 of them on different buildings around the town. So a lot of people come here for the murals," says Chamber of Commerce Director Bethany Carpenter. 

The city adds a new work of art on the first Saturday of June each year. Tourists can check out the scenery while taking advantage of great shopping.  Like the Amish Connection, Hope Chest Crafts, and the Soda Fountain.

Toppenish has changed their slogan to "Where The West Still Lives" honoring their roots with a rodeo every year, and with three unique museums. The American Hop Museum, the Northern Pacific Railway Museum, and the Yakama Nation Cultural Center.

 

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