Sat, Aug 3 - Sun, Aug 4, 2024

Goldendale Observatory Tour

Auburn Outlet Collection Mall

About this event


Tour chair note:   Thhis promises to be both an exceptional driving tour as well as one that is highly educational, especially for those interested in science and our solar system.  Only register for this tour if you are committed to participate as we are limited to 82 people at the Observatory and you must have a ticket (which will be provided) to attend.  Also a Discover Pass is required to attend since the Observatory is located within a state park.


Come join us for a unique opportunity to listen to a a complete multi-media presentation from  a Forest Service ranger as he/she gives a detailed explanation of our solar system including a personal view of the heavens through the Observatory’s main 29.5 inch reflector telescope.  We were there for a daytime presentation a couple years ago, but this will be more spectacular since it wil be at night!  The tour starts with a beautiful drive through the Cascades down to Goldendale, WA.  Two blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved for PNWR members at the Ponderosa Inn and Quality Inn in Goldendale for Saturday night.  We will plan to arrive in Goldendale by mid afternoon in time to check in, freshen up and then attend a group dinner at Ayutlas Mexican Restaurent before heading up to the Goldendale Observatory for the 9 PM to Midnight program.

On Sunday morning we will reorganize for an exhilarating drive from Goldendale down to the Columbia River via the winding Klickitat Canyon (Hwy 142) and then immediately back up out of the Columbia River Valley on Old Hwy 8 and Canyon Road back to Goldendale in time to check out of your hotel with an approved noon late checkout time (or check out before departing on the drive.  Once back in Goldendale, the tour ends and you are free to spend the rest of the day as you like while heading home.

Hotel details:

Ponderosa Motel,  775 E Broadway St, Goldendale, WA 98620, Call (509) 773-5842 to reserve, mention PORSCHE CLUB when booking

30 rooms blocked, 15 single Queen rooms at $110

15 double Queen rooms at $120

Noon checkout approved

Full breakfast included!

Room block expires on July 20


Quality Inn, 808 E Simcoe Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, Call (509) 773-5881 to reserve, mention PORSCHE CLUB when booking

12 rooms blocked, 6 single Queens and 6 double Queens at a flat rate of $125

Noon checkout approved

Full breakfast included!

Room block expires on July 18

Questions, contact Greg Halverson, Tour Leader, at or text (206) 391-9385



Event requirements

Tour Requirements:

  • Cancelations and refunds:  Cancelations must be made before July 14th for the tour.  However, the hotel blocks expires on July 18 for the Quality Inn and July 20th for the Ponderosa Motel.  Make your own reservations per the above instructions!
  • Car club membership:  To participate you must be a member of the PCA.  PNWR membership is highly encouraged!.  Porsche owners who are not members may register and receive a special invitation on a case-by-case basis from the tour organizer..
  • Non-Porsches on the Tour:  Non-Porsches are not allowed on the tour unless there are extenuating circumstances such as car in the shop car or car sold and no replacement Porsche purchased yet.  In these types of cases, approval of the tour organizer in advance of the tour is required.
  • For Adult participants and attendees:  The waiver of liability release form must be signed at the tour start point prior to departing on the tour..  Minors have a separate waiver form (Minors as Observers Only) that must be signed by a parent or guardian who is available at the start point.  The waiver(s) may be viewed in advance on>Forms and Documents-->Waivers.  You must be signed in to the website to access the forms.

  • Age and driver's license restrictions:  All drivers must be at least 18 years old and in possession of a valid US driver's license at the time of the Tour.  A driving permit is not acceptable.
  • Registering for Passengers:  Please make sure to include the names of any passengers riding with you in the space provided during registration.  If you have two cars on the tour each car and driver must register with a separate Motorsportreg account.


  • Additional information:  See our club website under "Let's Get together--Tours"



Auburn Outlet Collection Mall

Auburn, WA


Fun Run/Tour organized by

PCA - Pacific Northwest Region - Tours & Social Events

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