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CITY OF PULLMAN – February 2014
Pullman, the largest community in Whitman County, captures the essence of “college town spirit”, and serves as the hub for the picture perfect Palouse. A unique geologic wonder, the Palouse offers endless vistas of undulating wheat fields sprinkled with historic barns and farmland. Curving paved roads wind amongst the rolling hills that seem to go on forever. Both Kamiak and Steptoe Buttes offer easily accessible vantage points with spectacular panoramic views. Photography is the third largest draw for visitors to the region, followed by visits to Washington State University, and the technology industry. With restaurants, caterers, and unique boutiques, Pullman is prepared to meet your needs.
Pullman is located on the sunny side of Washington and has a mild climate, clean air, and four beautiful seasons.
January – High 35.0 F, Low 23.0 F
July – High 82.0 F, Low 49.8 F
January Rainfall – 2.76 inches
July Rainfall – 0.56 inches
January Snowfall – 9.5 inches
July Snowfall – 0.0 inches
PROJECTS FILMED IN PULLMAN
Pullman welcomes the film industry and has played host to a number of productions in the past. The 1992 lavish film Toys took advantage of the rolling green wheat fields. The award-winning 1999 film The Basket captures the golden light found on the Palouse in summer. The 2004 filmDandelion used the endless skies of the Palouse to evoke emotion in this drama. Washington State University has played host to films like The Natural in 1980 and most recently At Middleton filmed on campus in 2012.
KEY LOCATIONS OF INTEREST
Pullman has a charming downtown of vintage brick including a flatiron building, train depots, and a Riverwalk system that follows the Palouse River throughout town over multiple bridges. The Washington State University campus boasts many museums and interesting architecture blending both classic and contemporary styles. Pedaling the Palouse is a favorite pastime with over 35 miles of paved bike trails. May and June are the best months to capture the yellows and greens, July and August for the gold and brown.
RELEVANT CONTACT INFORMATION
- Local Film Liaison – Vicki Leeper, Tourism Director for the City of Pullman, (800) 365-6948, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agency that issues permits and costs – The City of Pullman does not require any deposit and issues all permits and street closures. City Planning: Pete Dickenson (509) 338-3213
- Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – Pullman Police: Gary Jenkins (509) 334- 0802, Pullman Fire: Mike Heston (509) 338-3273
CLOSEST LARGE WASHINGTON AIRPORT
Spokane International Airport is approximately 75 miles from Pullman.
CLOSEST LARGE CITIES IN WASHINGTON
- Seattle: 287 miles
- Spokane: 75 miles
- Tri-Cities: 145 miles
- Walla Walla: 115 miles
Pullman has over 550 hotel rooms with meeting space and services. They offer quality lodging, transportation, catering, custom arrangements, and they understand production needs. Find more information here.
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