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William Frohne: Places You Don’t Want to Miss

November 3, 2022
Gleb Drumi

What it’s Like Growing Up in Walla Walla and the Best Places to Visit

By Gleb Drumi

William Frohne is a physical education major student at Walla Walla University who grew up and lived most of his life in Walla Walla. When asked what it’s like growing up in Walla Walla, Frohne shares that it’s like a “mixed bag; there are a lot of awesome things about it, but also has things that get a bit old.” [1] Frohne is also very passionate about photography and knows some of the best places to visit in Walla Walla and nearby states for good sights and experiences. One of Frohne’s favorite places he recommends visiting in the fall is the beautiful downtown area of Walla Walla. With friendly people and beautiful sights, it’s a great place to spend time walking with friends.

If you haven’t heard about the Walla Walla Food Truck Night, know that it is one of the signature events well worth experiencing. This can be a great pastime with friends, and you can find some delicious food of your choice. If you are looking to spend time more adventurously, then Tiger Canyon can be an excellent afternoon excursion. It is only about 35 minutes away from Walla Walla and has some awesome trails and camping locations. There is another place that Frohne considers being one of the “gems of Washington State,” and that is Palouse Falls, located about an hour away. [2] It is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world and an “absolutely must visit place” while you are studying at WWU. [3]

Even though sometimes Walla Walla might make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, it has close proximity to some gorgeous locations. Frohne believes that “if you’re attending Walla Walla University and you haven’t taken a weekend to go to Mount Rainier or Mount Hood,” then you are “really missing out and you got to do it.” [4] These locations are a few hours away from campus but can be a great idea for a weekend trip with a group of friends.

Now that midterms are over, we can take a breather. One way to do so is by visiting the Whitman Mission National Historic Site. It is only 10 minutes away from campus but is one of the best locations to see the sunset and take a break from classes and assignments.

Nevertheless, as William Frohne suggested, “don’t limit yourself to just Walla Walla;” use it as a starting point “to visit some of the most epic places in the whole country.” [5]



1. Interview with William Frohne, 10/25/2022.

2-5. Ibid

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