Winthrop, Washington: Old West Themed Town

Winthrop was a bona-fide 1880s gold rush town, but it wasn't reborn as an Old West theme town -- complete with fake storefronts and saloons -- until 1972.

Riverside Ave., Winthrop, WA
On Hwy 20 around 40 miles west of Okanogan, or 133 miles east of I-5 exit 230.
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Winthrop Old West Themed Town

Winthrop is a tiny town on the east side of the North Cascades Highway. It is known for its Old West themed buildings and saloons.

[Ranger Ron Woodall, 09/23/2012]

Winthrop was a bona-fide 1880s gold rush town, but it wasn't reborn as an Old West theme town until 1972, roughly the same time that Washington state produced the Bavarian theme towns of Leavenworth and White Salmon.

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