The word “attractions” brings to mind carnival rides, boardwalks and amusement parks.

We have all those things, but we also enjoy rides in dune buggies, on kite boards and aboard fishing vessels searching for salmon, tuna and crab. There are boardwalks, art walks and walks across ancient fossil beds and old growth forests, not to mention walking in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. We kind of like to think of our entire state as one big amusement park.