Getting to Zillah
Zillah is a rural community in Central Washington, located on I-82 in the heart of orchards, vineyards and 20+ wineries.
Flying – The nearest airports are in Yakima (30 minutes – YKM), with Horizon/Alaska Airlines and Pasco (60 minutes – PSC), served by Allegiant, Delta, Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines, and United. Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines.
Driving – Zillah is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle, 3 hours from Spokane and 3 hours from Portland.
Accommodations & Lodging
The Zillah community offers one hotel, one boutique inn, several AirBNBs, and Harvest Host locations at local wineries for visitors.
These Chamber members are AirBNB Hosts:
Knight Hill Winery
Zillah Lakes Inn
Dining in Zillah
The local dining scene in Zillah, WA continues to grow and impress. We encourage you to visit these Zillah chamber members
Buhrmaster Baking Company: One of the best known bakeries in Eastern Washington, Zillah is proud to be home of Buhrmaster when they moved their bakery to town in 2021. You’ll love their breads, bagels, pastries and more that are all baked fresh daily. You can often find Buhrmaster goods for sales at Farmer’s Markets throughout central Washington.
The Family Company Coffee House: The locally owned Family Company is known for their delicious coffee and specialty drinks. Plus, we challenge you to find a lunch that is any fresher! Plus, they are great community supporters and have several specialty drinks named after Zillah businesses such as the Simcoe Creek, the Squeeze Inn and more.
HopTown Wood Fired Pizza: Fresh ingredients and smoky flavor make Hop Town Wood Fired Pizza one of the most preferred pizza joints in the valley. Combine the amazing pizzas with local craft beers, cider and wines, and you might find yourself becoming a regular and enjoying the setting in one of the valley’s iconic old fruit stands.
Old Warehouse/Chophouse Restaurant: the Chophouse Restaurant located in The Old Warehouse is an experience you’ll tell your friends about! Located in an old apple warehouse, not only does the Chophouse serve amazing food and drinks, it is also home to a live furniture auction every Saturday and to one of the premier event venues in the Valley, attracting top notch talent throughout the year.
Squeeze Inn Restaurant: The Squeeze Inn has been one of Zillah’s most revered restaurants for decades. People throughout the Yakima Valley swear they have the best slow roasted prime rib you’ll ever find! They are also known for the delicious specials, be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest and greatest.
Tin Roof Grill: Located at the VanArnam Winery serves food and wine in the winery’s courtyard. Their menu changes monthly and includes charcuterie boards, appetizers, fresh grilled sandwiches and salads. Vegan options available.
When the Zillah Burger King opened, they immediately became a part of the community. From their world famous Whopper and the new Impossible Whopper you know you get that BK craving from time to time. Plus, it’s right off of I-82 making it a great meeting place!
Grinder’s Espresso, home of coffee, coffee and more COFFEE! Plus Red Bull drinks, snacks, drinkware & fun contests! Always a friendly face to greet you and make your drinks. Calling in an order helps with wait times – 509-307-6502.
Come for Wine Tasting …
and enjoy amazing local restaurants!
Additional restaurants in Zillah include: La Placita, El Ranchito, Scott’s Fuel Yard, 5-Star Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Subway, and McDonald’s.
Plus, check with your favorite wineries for any food options on their websites. Many Zillah-area wineries also have food trucks on-site during weekends and wine events.
Teapot Dome Historical Site
The Zillah Chamber operates the Teapot. All volunteers that man the visitors center in the teapot during the summer months are Chamber members and the Teapot Dome merchandise sold at the teapot supports the work of the visitor center.
The Teapot Dome Historical Site is a national historic site, built to commemorate the Teapot Dome oil reserve debacle which began during the administration of President Warren Harding. Handcrafted by Jack Ainsworth in 1922, the gas station used to be located near the freeway and was a functioning gas station for many years.
The Zillah Historic committee moved the Teapot into town in 2012 and restored the building so many generations can continue to enjoy this slice of American history. The Teapot houses the Zillah Visitor’s Center and visitors can also enjoy a walk through the Fallen Firefighter Memorial and the Zillah Veterans Memorial nearby.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call the number posted on the teapot, if you’d like a tour of the Teapot or to purchase Teapot merchandise outside posted hours- (509) 829-5055.
Read more of the Teapot’s History
Yakima Valley Wineries
Zillah is located in the heart of Yakima Valley wineries with easy access to I-82. There are 20+ wineries in Zillah. During your visit to the Yakima Valley, be sure to taste wines at area wineries.
Download the Yakima Valley Craft Beverage Map showing Zillah area wineries & businesses or see Wine Trails online Google map.
Find out more about Yakima Valley wineries on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail and Wine Yakima Valley and Yakima Valley Wine Country websites.
Community organizations from around the state organize wine trail poker runs and other events where members come to the Yakima Valley and then travel together from winery to winery – by horseback, bicycle, motorcycle, vintage cars … and more!
Most wineries have the materials to pack your purchases for shipping. Wine Flies Free for Mileage Plan members on Alaska Airlines, allowing passengers to bring one case of wine free on their flights from Yakima/Pasco free of baggage costs!
Music & Special Events
Zillah is developing a vibrant music scene, with regular concerts at the Old Warehouse’s Perham Hall and at area wineries. Several Zillah wineries offer outdoor concerts during the summer.
Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail organizes popular Wine Tasting Events throughout the year.
Individual wineries organize a wide variety of special events from charity fundraisers, art sessions, winemaker’s dinners, flower arranging, comedy shows, craft shows, and more! Check out the upcoming events in Zillah on our Facebook page.
Legends Casino in Toppenish organizes concerts throughout the year as well.
Ben’s Strip is home to the non-profit Yakima Valley Aero Modelers and one of the largest airfields in Central Washington for flying Radio Controlled Model Aircraft. Visit Yakima Valley Aero Modelers website for details on Sunday Fly-Ins and special events.
Throughout the Yakima Valley, multiple farm stands sell direct to customers from their farm’s bounty.
Jones Farms is known for their high quality produce and amazing pumpkin patch in the fall. They are open July-October and are located on Thacker Road which is a quick 8-minute drive from downtown Zillah.
Family owned since 1946, the Jones brothers sell: corn, peppers, red and white potatoes, garlic, peaches, tomatoes, onions, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, pinto beans, okra, lentils, honey and much more from their farm stands.
The fall harvest brings pumpkin patch, hay maze and lots of fun photo opportunities among the pumpkins for the family.
Produce and Fruit available vary by the season. See the Yakima Valley Farm Produce Guide to see what may be available during your visit.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Plenty of opportunities for enjoying the beautiful outdoors and our great weather in the Yakima Valley.
Birders enjoy ample opportunities for bird watching at the Toppenish Wildlife Refuge, along the Yakima River, Yakima Area Arboretum, and the Yakima River Canyon.
Zillah Veterans Memorial
Completed in late 2017, the American Legion, City of Zillah and area businesses came together to create a beautiful commemorative park to honor the armed services and veterans of foreign wars. The memorial is in the Teapot Dome Memorial Park in downtown Zillah.
Walk along the pathway to see the 21 granite sentinels engraved with the names of the area’s veterans who served with honor and distinction, as well as flags of the armed services branches and the American Legion.
The centerpiece of the cul da sac at the end of the walkway is a distinctive bronze Fallen Soldier Battle Cross. The battle cross with a rifle, and a pair of boots with a helmet atop it, is a symbolic replacement of a cross on the battlefield or at the military base camp for a service member who has died in action.
Families of U.S. Veterans can memorialize their service by having their name engraved on a sentinel in the park. Download this brochure for more information.
Zillah Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Also on the site of the Veterans Memorial and Dome Teapot, visit the firefighters memorial with a statue of a firefighter, benches and a memorial wall engraved with the names of 12 local firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
The project was organized by the Zillah Volunteer Firefighters Association and the Zillah High School FFA chapter and was dedicated in 2015.
Zillah City Parks
The City of Zillah maintains a number of City Parks enjoyed by both visitors and residents.
Located next to the Teapot Dome Historical Site, Veterans Memorial and Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Stewart Park offers a respite for travelers and a place for children to run, play, and enjoy the playground equipment.
Local youth enjoy the skateboard area at Loges Park.
- Chevron – Gas
- Shell – Gas
- RV Dump Station – Zillah
- 4 ChargePoint 5 bar EV Charging Stations – Stewart Park, Zillah
- EV Charging station at Freehand Cellars – Wapato
- Howard’s Tire Factory – Toppenish
- Sunshine Carwash
- Most major car dealerships – Yakima
- WiFi – Zillah Community Library
- Medical Services
RV Repair and Services – in Union Gap: