Monthly Guided Travel Tours
These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties which are easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed-route system.
All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations.
Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Douglas County Museum in Waterville
1 PM, Friday, Aug. 16
Meet up at Columbia Station to take advantage of the longer summer days for this afternoon road trip via the No. 25 bus through historic dryland wheat fields. Escape the August heat to see some cool glow-in-the-dark rocks and start your own North Central Washington rock collection. Stroll through Waterville’s historic downtown, check out the courthouse, Nifty Theatre and the 116-year-old Waterville Historic Hotel. Catch the return No. 25 bus to end the guided tour at 5:30 p.m.
Wenatchee Riverfront Railway
10:30 AM, Friday, Sept. 20
Board the C Bus at Columbia Station to traverse the Riverwalk Bridge on the way to experience a ride on the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway. This popular destination has delighted young and old for 30 years. Take the B Bus from Pybus Public Market back to the station. Guided tour ends at noon.
Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village
9:30 AM, Friday, Oct. 25
Take a ride on Bus 22 from Columbia Station to the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village. A blacksmith shop, church, school and apothecary are among the 20 structures open for exploration
in this museum’s extensive Pioneer Village. The tour includes hands-on activities designed to enhance the learning experience.
Each cabin is furnished with antiques from the late 19th and 20 centuries. The museum features 13,000 feet of exhibit space filled with displays reflecting the rich local history of the region and featuring
Native American objects, pioneer artifacts, geological specimens, taxidermy and ornithology. Return to the station via Bus 28. Guided tour ends at 12:15 p.m.
9:30 AM, Friday, Nov. 8
Hop on Bus 22 at Columbia Station to take the sweetest tour of the Cascade Loop to see how candy is made in Cashmere’s Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen. See how these candies are made from hand-sorted nuts to hand-packed boxes and taste-test delicious samples fresh from the factory. Liberty Orchards was founded in the 1920s by Armenian immigrants Armen Tertsagian and Mark Balaban, who created the original Aplet, made with locally grown apples and walnuts. Return to Columbia Station via Bus 28. Guided tour ends at 12:15 p.m.
Letters to Santa Post Office trip
9:30 AM, December Friday, Dec. 13
Special scribe elves from Santa’s workshop will be on hand at Columbia Station to assist with letter writing and using the No. 5 Link bus to get to the post office for mail delivery. Trip features candy canes and an opportunity to create a holiday wreath swag, table centerpiece, door or fireplace hanging after returning to the station via Bus. No. 5. Guided tour ends at noon.