Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. It is east of Mazama and north of Twisp. Winthrop is known for the American Old West design of all the buildings in town, making it a popular tourist destination. The town theme idea was inspired by the example of Leavenworth, Washington, which in turn was heavily based on Solvang, California. Winthrop is a popular cross-country skiing site, with over 100 miles of groomed trails. Other popular activities include rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, horse-back riding, hunting and fishing, golfing, spectacular sight-seeing and other outdoor activities.
Events include the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, live theatre and many art galleries. Winthrop is home to the oldest legal saloon in Washington state. The North Cascades National Park -- with its pristine forests and stunning views—borders to the west.Photo By: Greg Eymundson / iPhotoStockImages.com