Information about Dayton, WA and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

Lewis and Clark slept here

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A little about Dayton

Take a walking tour of our 117 commercial and residential structures on the National Register of Historic Places. We have numerous artisan shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants throughout our historic district for you to visit. You will see why Weinhard Brewery chose this spot. nestled between two rivers, visitors can kayak, horseback ride or hike and bike.

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The history of Dayton

Rich in history, this area was originally explored by Lewis and Clark who camped on the Patit Creek just east of Dayton on their return in 1806. At that time Dayton’s Main Street was a racetrack for regional Indian Tribes. The first settlers in 1859, used the land for grazing but by 1861 had turned to farming wheat and other grain because of the highly fertile soil and the adequate rainfall. By 1872 the town had been platted, named, and the post office was established. In 1880, an immigrant named Jacob Weinhard came from Germany by way of Portland, where he had worked as a foreman at his uncle’s brewery. A true visionary, Jacob saw the potential of Dayton’s location in the midst of prime barley growing land. He established the Weinhard Brewery, and by 1904, his empire included the brewery, a malt house, the Weinhard Saloon and lodge hall, the Weinhard Theater and interest in the Local Citizens National Bank.

Contact Information

Address:
166 E Main St
Dayton, Washington
99382

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Businesses in Dayton, Washington

Here is a collection of local Dayton, Washington businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Lodging Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping

 

Wenaha Gallery

Art

An award-winning gallery featuring original art

 

Dayton Cottage Rental

Lodging

Enjoy the charm of this beautiful cottage

 

Homestead Springs Cabin Rental

Lodging

The perfect getaway for couples and families

 

Purple House Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Relax in the library, or among the antiques and objects d'art

 

Spring Street Cottage

Lodging

A cozy Victorian Tudor Revival Style home

 

The Weinhard Hotel

Lodging

Relax in one of 15 spacious rooms

 

Mace Mead Works

Museums / Attractions

Purveyors of handcrafted Mead

 

Fiesta en Jalisco

Restaurants

Offering authentic Mexican food

 

Manila Bay Asian Cafe

Restaurants

Southeast Asian inspired cuisine

 

Patit Creek Restaurant

Restaurants

Eastern Washington's 4 Star restaurant

 

Threshers

Restaurants

Serving families, farmhands, bikers, bankers, hippies and rednecks!

 

Weinhard Cafe

Restaurants

A comfortable, eclectic restaurant

 

Alexander's Chocolate Classics

Shopping

The Chocolate Shop for Chocolate Lovers

 

Monteillet Fromagerie

Shopping

Beautiful, French-style, artisanal cheeses

 

The Village Shoppes

Shopping

One building, 26 shopkeepers