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Section in Leavenworth, Washington
Do & See
There is more to do in Leavenworth than its size might initially indicate. The Cascade Mountains provide an idyllic background for Leavenworth and are full of hiking trails in the summer and cross country ski areas in the winter. In the late spring, summer, and early fall, you can go on horseback rides through the mountains, rock climb, bird watch, fish, golf, and kayak down the Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers. In winter, skiing is the thing to do, but don't forget to ice climb, take a dog sled, go on sleigh rides, or snowmobile. Restaurants and shops are easy to reach; nearly everything is in walking distance. Make sure to visit the Nutcracker Museum and take in a local theatre production. If you're in town in October, attending Oktoberfest is a must and is celebrated all month long. If you can't decide between all of the fun happenings in town, be sure to ask Woody Goomsba, Leavenworth's nutcracker tour guide.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest

If you're visiting Leavenworth in October, be sure to enjoy Oktoberfest weekends. Live music is a staple at the event which usually spans three weekends during October. Run by Projekt Bayern, the festival highlights the old world Bavarian charm of Leavenworth without you having to leave the US. German food, beer, arts and crafts, and various bands are present at every festival. Make sure you're there at 1pm on Saturdays for the mayor's Keg Tapping Ceremony. Free shuttles are available.
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Icicle Brewing Company

If you're visiting Leavenworth and become curious about local microbrews and beers, visit Icicle Brewing Company. Located downtown on Front Street, Icicle Brewing Company crafts and features numerous ales and lagers. Icicle Brewing Company is family-friendly and allows all ages until 10pm. Their tasting room offers meats, cheeses, salads, sandwiches, and Bavarian pretzels along with non-alcoholic beverages, gluten-free beer, lagers and ales crafted at Icicle, and wine.
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Eagle Creek Ranch

Horseback riding through the Cascade Mountains around Leavenworth is a wonderful way to experience nature at her most beautiful. The helpful and experienced guides of Eagle Creek Ranch will take you on several different trails of varying difficulty and length. Children ages six and older are welcome; however, the ranch does not allow double riding. If you are visiting during the winter, Eagle Creek Ranch offers horse-drawn sleigh rides, a fabulous way to partake of winter's snowy glory. You must call ahead for reservations.
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