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5 Best Summer Activities Near Wander Leavenworth Peaks

Mini-Golf Marvels to Theater Thrills: Leavenworth's Summer Spectacle

 Natalie Kowalewski
NatalieTravel Guide
5 Best Summer Activities Near Wander Leavenworth Peaks

Summer in Leavenworth, Washington is a symphony of sunshine and adventure, where the picturesque mountain town transforms into a playground for endless fun. Join us on a journey through the sun-soaked streets and vibrant landscapes as we explore the thrill of an adventure park, the whimsy of Bavarian-themed mini-golf, the magic of open-air summer theater, the bounty of a lively farmer's market, and the scenic charm of a pristine golf course. Leavenworth's summer offerings are a variety of experiences, promising laughter, relaxation, and memories that will linger like the warm sunshine. Here is more information about our top 5 suggestions:

Leavenworth Adventure Park

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  • Distance from Wander Leavenworth Peaks: 3 miles

  • Location: 9342 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

  • Hours: 10AM-6PM (Hours vary throughout the year; check online schedule before visiting)

  • Phone: (509) 888-1119

  • Website: https://www.leavenworthadventurepark.com/

Embark on a thrilling adventure at Leavenworth Adventure Park, the park is just a short walk from downtown, making it easily accessible on Highway 2 at the corner of Icicle Road. Discover three main attractions within the park: the Tumwater Twister Alpine Coaster, the Alpine Ascent Climbing Wall, and the Gems of The Enchantments Mining Sluice.

The 8,500 square foot Guest Service Center is a hub of activity, offering a viewing area, party space, and delectable food and merchandise. Experience the thrill of the Alpine Coaster, which operates rain or snow, equipped with shields and available ponchos for sale. The coaster accommodates 1 or 2 people on a sled, promising a typical ride time of 30 minutes, inclusive of wait times.

During the non-snow months, challenge yourself on the 27' Alpine Ascent climbing wall with four lanes and diverse routes for all skill levels. This unique piece of art, attached to the Guest Service Building, ensures a safe climbing experience with an auto belay cable system.

For a gem-filled experience, visit the Gems of The Enchantments mining sluice during late spring to early fall. Kids of all ages can pan for 15+ gemstones, each accompanied by a descriptive card detailing its origin and unique features. Purchase a bag of rough at the Guest Services Center for a fun-filled gemstone discovery!

​Icicle Village Resort Mini Golf

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  • Distance from Wander Leavenworth Peaks: 3 miles

  • Location: 565 US-2, Leavenworth, WA 98826

  • Hours: 10AM-7PM daily

  • Phone: (509) 548-7000

  • Website: https://www.iciclevillage.com/activities.php

The Bavarian-themed 18-hole miniature golf course in Snow Lakes Plaza is available to non-resort visitors for just $15, visitors per round, and little ones aged five and under play for free. Grab your clubs and balls at the front desk, and get ready for seasonal fun on our delightful course, available during the sunny summer months!

Leavenworth Summer Theater

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  • Distance from Wander Leavenworth Peaks: 3.4 miles away

  • Location: 12651 Ski Hill Dr, Leavenworth, WA 98826

  • Phone: (509) 548-2000

  • Website: https://leavenworthsummertheater.org/

Leavenworth Summer Theater, bringing the magic of theater throughout the summer months. Be sure to check out Beauty and the Beast and The Sound of Music throughout July and August 2024. Founded in 1994 by John and Susan Wagner and Bill Weis, the theater has evolved into the largest between Seattle and Spokane, attracting over 20,000 theater enthusiasts each summer. From overcoming initial challenges to creating sensational productions, Leavenworth Summer Theater promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Washington's Bavarian paradise.

Leavenworth Golf Club

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Distance from Wander Leavenworth Peaks: 3.7 miles

Location: 9101 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Phone: (509) 548-7267

Website: https://leavenworthgolf.com/

Leavenworth Golf Club sits just a mile from downtown Leavenworth. With majestic mountain views, river holes along the Wenatchee River, and an abundance of wildlife, this pristine course offers not only exciting golf but also a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1927. Originally a nine-hole course with sand greens, it has evolved into an 18-hole all-grass wonder, showcasing evidence of its historic roots, including remnants of the old race track on the first hole. For an added touch of excitement, golf enthusiasts can also book a golf simulator, creating a dynamic experience where nature, history, and a challenging game converge in the heart of Central Washington.

Discover the enchanting Waterfront Park Trail, Leavenworth's hidden gem winding along the Wenatchee River, where benches invite moments of tranquility amidst quiet riverbank forests. Opening in spring around April 15th, the trail boasts diverse wildlife sightings, from deer and beavers to a variety of birds and leaping fish. Unveiling small beach inlets for summer swims and transforming into a winter wonderland for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, this trail offers year-round adventures with scenic views and rich natural and cultural history.

Cascade Market

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  • Distance from Wander Leavenworth Peaks: 2.3 miles away

  • Location: 330 Evans Street, Leavenworth, WA

  • Hours: Thursdays, June-October

  • Website:https://www.cascademarkets.org/

Experience the vibrant charm of Cascade Community Markets every Thursday from June to October, where health, equity, and sustainability converge in a celebration of local farmers and artisans. Dive into the Summer Music Series with lively performances between 4-7pm.

Whether wintertime or summertime, Leavenworth is never short of activities for the entire family. If you ever need help planning your activities while staying at Wander Leavenworth Peaks, our 24/7 Wander Concierge is here for you. Send them a message via the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205 and they'll get you all set for your excursions in this charming Bavarian village.

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