Washington State: urban sophistication meets rural beauty

If you've never experienced it, Washington culture is a dynamic blend of urban sophistication and rural beauty. Its renowned for its environmental consciousness and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Idaho's neighbor to the northwest also boasts a wealth of fascinating geographical features. Its diverse geography includes the majestic Cascade Range, the stunning rainforests of Olympic National Park, and a beautiful coastline that runs along the Pacific Ocean.

Where the rural, more natural side embraces the Pacific Northwest lifestyle with activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking, Seattle, the state's largest city, is a hub for art, music, and coffee culture. It's also the home of a thriving, diverse culinary and craft brew scene, making it a vibrant place to live and visit.

Washington's tech scene is no slouch either. The state's entrepreneurs and inventors have left a lasting impact on the world with contributions like the kidney dialysis machine, Medic One, and family favorites Slinky Dog and Pictionary.

Washington's Trailblazing Legal Trends

Who can forget Washington's trailblazing legal trends?

Along with Colorado, Washington shocked lawmakers and citizens across the nation by legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012. Voter-approved Initiative 502 allowed for the regulated sale and possession of cannabis, which has since inspired droves of Idahoans to take a monthly roadtrip the Evergreen State. It was also one of the first states to champion and legalize same-sex marriage.

Washington's Weirdest Laws

With its natural beauty, innovative spirit, and progressive values, Washington stands as a remarkable and captivating state. That said, it's also the progenitor of some truly bizarre legislation!

Scroll on for an entertaining list of Washington's weirdest laws! 

Washington's Weird Laws: 11 Regulations We Can't Believe Exist

Of all the crazy gin joints in the Pacific Northwest, Washington state is by far the strangest! Laws in the Evergreen State are so weird, it's hard to believe they're real.

🤳🏽 Scroll through the gallery below for a look at Washington's most bizarre-o legislation.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

16 of Montana's Wild & Crazy Laws

✔️ FYI: 'Big Sky Country' is big on crazy!
Surprised? So were we. After all, who expects a state with famously conservative politics and traditional values to have such colorful, crazy-@$$ laws?

PS, it bears repeating that Idaho loves Montana! The Gem State's neighbors to the southwest mirror our own penchant for bizarre laws and quirky customs!

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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Horses Need Turn Signals: 7 of Idaho's Strangest Traffic Laws

If you're new to Idaho, welcome!

Before you buckle up and hit the road, make sure you're aware of the Gem State's strangest road rules! From school bus concerns to how to handle horses in traffic, scroll for a list of helpful things to know behind the wheel in Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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