If you happen to be an amateur astronomer, you won't want to miss a visit to the Goldendale Observatory. The central 24-inch Cassegrain reflecting telescope is one of the largest public telescopes in the country -- large enough for scientific research -- but instead, it's dedicated to sharing the stars with the general public. The observatory is out in this remote part of the state because this region's dry weather and distance from city lights almost guarantees that every night will be good for stargazing.