Yakima is flipping gorgeous. We're unique in so many ways good and bad, right now we're focusing on the awesomeness that is Yakima, Washington. Here are 5 unique things that make Yakima such an awesome place to call home!

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Yakima Trolleys by Anne Lantis Hatch
Anne Lantis Hatch

Yakima Valley Trolleys

Give it up for the VERY LAST working railroad cars in the United States! With our community's generous donations and the dedicated work of Trolley President Kevin and more, we are moving toward becoming a National Landmark! You can take a trolley ride on the same types of restored trolleys that were first introduced in Yakima over 100 years ago! Follow them on social media for fun historic tidbits, pictures, and upcoming events! Did you know that you can rent out the trolley barn for parties and events? Unique Level 10,000!

Music Video for El Soy

Yahritza y Su Esencias

If you're on TikTok you might be or will now be a part of the millions hooked on listening to a snippet of Yahritza singing Soy El Unico, a break-up ballad she wrote when she was 13. The video went viral and catapulted her and her brother's band Yahritza y Su Esencia to number one

After the song was released by their label Lumbre Music, it flew to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and crashed the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 20, making Yahritza the youngest Latin performer to enter the all-genre chart.


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MarJon Beachamp

MarJon was just drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks and as he navigates his rookie year he continues to be a shining example for young kids and adults to be kind and give back. Last year he was playing as a Yak at Yakima College and this year he's buying his Mother their first home in Yakima after living in apartments all their lives! He continues to inspire at the Henry Beachamp Community Center, a community center named after his Grandfather, the first African American Mayor of Yakima, and an incredible activist.

Bale Breaker Brewing Company Facebook
Bale Breaker Brewing Company Facebook

Bale Breaker Had a Baby and it's Name is Sungaze

Bale Breaker Brewing has been mastering the hop game for 87 years and over the last 10 in secret has been creating something magical for the masses. What do you call it when seltzer and cannabis collide? Sungaze. Oh, baby is it good! Not available at Bale Breaker you can check local distributors

Photo By D-Rez/ TownSquare Media
Photo By D-Rez/ TownSquare Media

The Wild Horses of the Yakama Nation

It's always fun to experience something unique while driving so next time you're on highway 97 as you enter Yakama Nation land look to the hills and you just might see some of the most gorgeous wild horses. The following is from Yakama Nation Tribal Council Member Jeremy Takala

The wildhorses are considered apart of this land, more importantly the “Closed Areas “ where they roam on the Reservation. The Wildhorses are very much apart of our culture as we have Yakama members utilize the horses for many generations. Many of our members still to this day obtain horses in their back yards utilizing them for camping, parades, and competition. The bond is even developed closely with our youth, and even decorating horses in their own regalia.


The closed area is closed to the public and is not accessible to anyone but only Yakama Tribal Members. At times we are aware folks traveling along HWY 97 may observe horses. Some pull off the hwy and take a few photos.

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