Kittitas County is one of the most geographically diverse areas in the Pacific Northwest. Ellensburg is a city located east of the Cascade Range in central Washington and is the home of Central Washington University. "Cle Elum" is a Native American word meaning "swift water" after the Cle Elum River. The area has various art galleries and museums. The Kittitas Valley is internationally famous for its timothy hay.
Ellensburg maintains a variety of attractions including: