The Bluebird capital of the world.
Thousands of bluebirds spend the majority of every year in Bickleton, Washington, the Bluebird Capital of the world. The majority are Mountain Bluebirds with a few Western Bluebirds in or near the forest.
Although quite small (population 90), Bickleton is home to the state’s oldest tavern, The Bluebird Inn, and the state’s oldest rodeo. The next Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo, in the second week of June, will be the 104th annual. Good food is available at the Market Street Cafe and the Bluebird Inn.
A 1905 Herschell-Spillman carousel is set up and used on the rodeo grounds only on rodeo weekend. It was purchased from Oaks Park in Sellwood, Oregon in 1929 and moved to Bickleton. Just 11 miles south of town, the Whoop N’ Holler Ranch and Museum have local antiques and old vehicles.