Local Visitor Centers

Pullman, Washington, is the home of Washington State University, the home of the WSU Cougars.  Not only that, but Pullman is also a terrific place for you to enjoy a very fun day or even several fun days!  Yes, there is a lot to see in Pullman, Washington, and all of its surrounding cities in the Palouse region, which leads to the question: where do you start?

Fortunately, there are three options for visitor centers that will give you plenty of information about the city of Pullman as well as attractions within the city and in neighboring cities as well.

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

If you are visiting from the west side of the state of Washington by car, then you will likely be traveling on Highway 270 after Highway 195. If that is you, then take a left at the first traffic light on Grand Avenue as you come into Pullman. After just one block, you will soon come to The Pullman Chamber of Commerce (415 N. Grand Ave) for a convenient stop to obtain more information about the city of Pullman.

The Pullman Chamber of Commerce is an excellent first place to stop in Pullman, Washington, as it will have all kinds of information on what to do within Pullman City Limits. Not only that, you will be able to find information about other places or events that are close to Pullman, Washington, such as Moscow, ID, and other nearby towns like Colton, Uniontown, and the Lewiston/Clarkston area.

The Pullman Chamber of Commerce also has very friendly people who can provide you with directions to whatever you want to find within the city of Pullman and its neighboring towns. Grab as many brochures as you can and plan a self-guided tour of Pullman, WSU, and the other nearby cities. You can also find a small store of souvenirs from Pullman, such as T-shirts, postcards, and much more.

Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

If Washington State University is your priority, then you should stop by the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center on 150 E. Spring St.  Since the Brelsford WSU Visitor’s Center has “WSU” in large concrete letters, it is an awe inspiring first sight of Pullman.  The Brelsford WSU Visitor Center is also a very memorable photo opportunity, as both kids (and adults) cannot resist climbing on these giant letters.

Brelsford WSU Visitors Center is an excellent stop after a long day of driving, and there is a charging station for electric vehicles.  Brelsford WSU Visitor Center has the history of WSU written on its walls. Discover the WSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Notable Moments at WSU, as well as great WSU Cougar graduates with Distinguished Alumni.

There is a small store where you can purchase Cougar memorabilia and wine “made by Cougs, for Cougs” from local vineyards. You can also get the popular Cougar Gold cheese, made locally at Ferdinand’s with its unique can.

While you are at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, pick up a free binder full of information about WSU, complete with brochures and maps to navigate the local area so you can create a self-guided tour of Pullman and WSU for you and your family.

Lighty Student Services Building Visitor Center

If you are on the WSU Campus, it is recommended that you stop by the WSU Welcome Center at the Lighty Student Services Building.

At the WSU Welcome Center, you will find WSU employees who will help you find what you need on WSU, Pullman, or whatever it is you are looking for! For example, you can schedule an in-person campus tour, which can be self-guided or guided.

In this area, you can walk up a small hill to get to the CUB (Compton Union Building), which is the center of activity on the WSU Campus. There is an information desk near the entrance that will steer you to many great places around campus.  Nearer to Lighty Student Services (and in the other direction) is the Lewis Alumni Centre, which has a lot of the history of WSU on display and much information about the history of the area as well.

Yes, the three visitor centers in Pullman will help you find what you want in the city and beyond. Where you go from there is up to you, but no matter what plans you make, you can be sure to have a lot of fun in Pullman, Washington.